Leipzig reap 4-2 comeback win over Hertha, Dusseldorf hold Schalke 3-3 in Bundesliga

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-10 08:52:52|Editor: Liu
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Mark Uth (R) of Schalke 04 vies with Kasim Adams Nuhu of Dusseldorf during a German Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and Fortuna Dusseldorf in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Nov. 9, 2019. (Photo by Joachim Bywaletz/Xinhua)

BERLIN, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- Leipzig came from behind to beat Hertha Berlin 4-2 on the brace from Timo Werner while Schalke squandered their lead three times to share the spoils with Fortuna Dusseldorf for a 3-3 tie in the Bundesliga 11th round actions on Saturday.

Leipzig assumed control from the kickoff while the hosts kept all their men behind to give the visitors a hard time and opened the scoring against the run of the game as Maximilian Mittelstadt's hammer from 19 meters beat Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi in the 32nd minute.

The visitors responded with furious attacks and restored parity as Werner converted a handball penalty six minutes later.

To make things worse for Hertha, Leipzig started their comeback before the break as Marcel Sabitzer made it 2-1 with a deflected shot from 23 meters.

After the break, Hertha Berlin continued to rely on their defence and were able to neutralize Leipzig's efforts.

In the closing stages Leipzig's efforts were rewarded as substitute Kevin Kampl capitalized on Werner's through ball to make it 3-1 on the scoreboards.

Leipzig kept it going and added another goal to their lead as Werner wrapped up his brace with a rebound. Berlin were able to halve the deficit in the dying seconds of the game as Davie Selke tapped home a loose ball.

With the result, Leipzig climbed on the 2nd place of the standings for the moment whereas Berlin slipped to the 12th position.

Fortuna Dusseldorf secured a vital draw at Schalke due to Rouwen Henning's second half hat rick.

The "Royal Blues" broke the deadlock at the half hour mark through Daniel Caligiuri before Hennings levelled the scores with 62 minutes played.

Schalke fought back and took the lead again five minutes later when Ozan Kabak headed home a corner from five meters.

Dusseldorf remained unimpressed and responded with the two-all draw in the 73rd minute when Hennings completed a counter attack into the roof of the net.

Schalke thought they had sealed three points when Suat Serdar made it 3-2 but Dusseldorf had the last laugh as Hennings equalized for the third time to snatch one point on the road.

With the draw, Schalke stay on the 6th place whereas Dusseldorf slipped to the 14th spot in the table.

Elsewhere, Union Berlin recorded their second straight win after edging struggling Mainz 3-2 and Augsburg secured their first away win of the season as Philipp Max' sole goal of the game downed newly promoted Paderborn.

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