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Leipzig beats Augsburg 2-0 to go 2nd in Bundesliga

February 9, 2018

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Leipzig defeated Augsburg 2-0 to rise to second in the Bundesliga on Friday.

Dayot Upamecano netted on the rebound in the 17th minute after Marwin Hitz had saved from Yussuf Poulsen, the 19-year-old French defender becoming Leipzig’s youngest goal-scorer in the Bundesliga.

The visiting team pushed hard for an equalizer towards the end of the first half but its hopes were dashed in the 70th minute when Naby Keita’s free kick took a deflection off Augsburg defender Martin Hinteregger and went past Hitz.

Hitz then made a good save to deny Poulsen late on.

Leipzig moved three points above third-place Bayer Leverkusen, which hosts Hertha Berlin on Saturday, the same day as runaway leader Bayern Munich entertains Schalke.

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