MAINZ, Germany (AP) — Leipzig let a two-goal lead slip away in the second half to draw 3-3 at Mainz in the Bundesliga on Friday, one week after it qualified for the Champions...
Leipzig, Hamburg through to German Cup semifinals
BERLIN (AP) — Leipzig reached the semifinals of the German Cup for the first time after a last-gasp penalty deep into extra time secured a 2-1 win at Bundesliga rival Augsburg on...
Leipzig draws 1-1 and stays on course for Champions League
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Julian Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim held Leipzig to 1-1 in the Bundesliga but couldn't prevent his future side from taking another step toward Champions League qualification on...
Werner scores 2 again, Leipzig tightens grip on 4th place
BERLIN (AP) — Germany forward Timo Werner again scored twice to help Leipzig consolidate fourth place in the Bundesliga with a 4-1 home win over Mainz on Sunday.
Yussuf Poulsen also scored two goals as Leipzig maintained its unbeaten record at home this season and tightened its grip on the last qualification place for the Champions League.
Werner repeats double trick as Leipzig goes 3rd in Germany
BERLIN (AP) — Leipzig forward Timo Werner again struck twice to help his team move third in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win over second-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday.
If Werner scores, he often adds another. It was the fourth league game in which the Germany striker claimed two goals, bringing his tally to eight so far this season.
Germany’s disappointing year finally comes to an end
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Finally, the year is over for Germany.
The 2014 World Cup champions, who failed to even make it out of the group stage at this year's tournament in Russia, ended their disappointing campaign with a thud, conceding two late goals in a 2-2 draw with the Netherlands.
Even before the match started, Germany had already been relegated from the top tier in the UEFA Nations League.
Leipzig routs promoted Nuremberg 6-0 despite missed penalty
BERLIN (AP) — Nuremberg goalkeeper Fabian Bredlow saved a penalty but that didn't make up for the six goals he had already conceded as his team lost 6-0 at Leipzig in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
With more than an hour gone, Tim Leibold was sent off as the last defender for bringing down Timo Werner. But Werner, who had scored twice already for Leipzig, saw his spot kick saved in a rare moment of success for the visitors.
MUNICH (AP) — Germany striker Sandro Wagner has announced his international retirement following his failure to be nominated in the preliminary World Cup squad.
Wagner tells Thursday's edition of the Bild daily, "For me it's clear that I do not seem to fit in with the coaching team due to my way of always being open, honest and direct."
Runaway Bundesliga leader Bayern slumps to rare defeat
BERLIN (AP) — Runaway Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich lost 2-1 at Leipzig on Sunday in a rare stumble ahead of the international break.
Sandro Wagner headed the visitors into an early lead but Naby Keita equalized before the break and Timo Werner claimed the winner 10 minutes after it.
"We didn't play like we have in the last weeks," Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes said. "Leipzig is the deserved winner. You get such games."
Leipzig debts, turnover grew after Bundesliga promotion
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Leipzig's reliance on backer Red Bull increased with Bundesliga promotion according to financial figures released for 2016.
The club owed the energy drinks manufacturer about 52.4 million euros ($64.1 million) at the end of 2015, and that grew by more than 30 million to 83.2 million euros by the end of the following year.
Naby Keita scores, booked in possible last game for Leipzig
BERLIN (AP) — Naby Keita scored in what could have been his last game for Leipzig as the home side defeated Schalke 3-1 to move to second in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Substitute Timo Werner scored one and set up another in the second half to cancel Naldo's equalizer as Leipzig moved a point above Schalke, and 13 behind leader Bayern Munich.
Porto beats Leipzig 3-1 to move 2nd in CL group
PORTO, Portugal (AP) — With a convincing performance at home, Porto beat Leipzig 3-1 to reach second place in Group G of the Champions League on Wednesday.
Hector Herrera put the Portuguese hosts ahead with a shot from inside the area early in the first half before Timo Werner came off the bench to equalize for Leipzig just after halftime.
Bayern edges Leipzig 5-4 on penalties in German Cup
BERLIN (AP) — Sven Ulreich saved former teammate Timo Werner's penalty in a shootout to send Bayern Munich through to the third round of the German Cup at Leipzig's expense on Wednesday.
With the game deadlocked at 1-1 after extra time, both sides' players converted their spot-kicks until Ulreich, who had been Werner's teammate at Stuttgart, guessed correctly. He stopped the Germany forward's shot from reaching the bottom right corner to give Bayern a 5-4 win on penalties.
Leipzig draws 1-1 with Monaco on Champions League debut
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Eight years after the club's formation, Leipzig made its Champions League debut and drew with visiting Monaco 1-1 on Wednesday.
Swedish midfielder Emil Forsberg claimed the team's first ever Champions League goal, only for Youri Tielemans to answer straight away for the French champion, which was knocked out by Juventus in the semifinals last season.
FIFA prosecutes Germany for Nazi fan chanting at Czech game
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has opened a disciplinary case against the German soccer federation after fans chanted Nazi slogans during a World Cup qualifying game in the Czech Republic.
German officials have said the fans did not buy tickets through its official process for last Friday's game in Prague.
FIFA says "several incidents" are under investigation and a case is also open against the Czech federation. Home teams are responsible for security at their stadium.
Germany puts on a gala show, all but qualified for World Cup
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Germany bounced back from a disappointing display to close in on World Cup qualification with a gala 6-0 rout of Norway on Monday.
Timo Werner, who had been targeted by what Germany coach Joachim Loew called "so-called fans" during Friday's fortunate 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Prague, had his name chanted in appreciation by the fans in Stuttgart, where he made his breakthrough before joining Leipzig.
Germany federation head calls for tighter ticket controls
BERLIN (AP) — German soccer federation president Reinhard Grindel wants European associations to work closer together to combat hooligan behavior after fans chanted Nazi slogans during a World Cup qualifier in Prague.
Grindel tells Kicker magazine "we need to discuss the issue of ticket distribution together with the European associations and find ways to ensure more control throughout Europe."
Forwards Werner, Jonathas score as Leipzig, Hannover win
BERLIN (AP) — Timo Werner's first two goals of the season helped Leipzig secure its first win with a 4-1 victory over Freiburg on Sunday.
The versatile 21-year-old forward, who can play through the middle or on both flanks, netted in each half.
Last season he scored 21 goals as Liepzig finished Bundesliga runners-up behind Bayern Munich, and then helped Germany win the Confederations Cup in July.
German police apologize after officers taunt player in video
WIESBADEN, Germany (AP) — Police in the central German state of Hessen say they have opened disciplinary proceedings against officers in uniform who were filmed singing a disparaging song about Leipzig player Timo Werner.
Police say they were made aware of the YouTube video on Sunday, it appears to have been filmed in a changing room of the Hessian riot police, and "the officers' behavior is contrary to official principals."
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The abuse has followed Timo Werner for months, gathering pace as rapidly as the striker has amassed goals.
No German player was more prolific in the Bundesliga last season. No player was as ostracized.
But Werner is now a full-blown Germany international, scoring his first goals at the Confederations Cup on Sunday, and he could hold the key to the World Cup defense next year.
BERLIN (AP) — Leipzig booked its place in the Champions League by beating Hertha Berlin 4-1, Borussia Dortmund staked its claim for direct qualification, and Darmstadt was relegated from the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Leipzig can finish no worse than third in its debut season after a record 20th win for a promoted side.
"We've achieved something remarkable. We belong among the best teams in Europe," said forward Timo Werner, who scored twice.
Leipzig missed the chance to move closer to Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich as it was held 1-1 at Schalke on Sunday.
Leipzig was looking to take advantage of Bayern Munich dropping points in a 2-2 draw against Mainz on Saturday, and cut the gap to six points.
Timo Werner gave Leipzig the lead in the 14th minute, nodding in Bernardo's cross from the right for his 17th league goal of the season.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew called up Leipzig forward Timo Werner for the first time and World Cup winner Lukas Podolski for the last time on Friday for upcoming games against England and Azerbaijan.
AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — Leipzig was held to a 2-2 at Augsburg draw in the Bundesliga on Friday, opening the way for Bayern Munich to extend its lead at the top.
Greece defender Konstantinos Stafylidis put Augsburg ahead in the 19th minute with a brilliant strike from 30 meters (yards) out and almost scored a late winner.
Forward Timo Werner equalized in the 25th after being set up by midfielder Naby Keita, arguably Leipzig's best player this season. It was Werner's 14th goal of the campaign.
Leipzig beats ’Gladbach 2-1, cuts Bayern’s Bundesliga lead
BERLIN (AP) — Leipzig held on for a 2-1 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach to cut Bayern Munich's lead in the Bundesliga to five points on Sunday.
Emil Forsberg scored one and set up another for the promoted side to end its two-game losing streak and stay on course for Champions League qualification with its 14th win of the season.
"We showed that we're ready to get momentum behind us," Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl said.
Leipzig eases past Frankfurt; Hoffenheim stays unbeaten
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Leipzig closed to within three points of the top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Frankfurt, while Hoffenheim remained the only unbeaten team in Europe's five biggest leagues.
Leipzig beats Hertha Berlin 2-0 to reclaim Bundesliga lead
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz watched from the stands as his Leipzig side returned to the top of the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win over visiting Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Mateschitz, who made his fortune through energy drink Red Bull, made a rare visit to the stadium to see the side before its clash with defending champion Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Bayern, three points behind Leipzig, still had to play its 15th-round game at Darmstadt on Sunday.
Promoted Leipzig goes 6 points clear atop Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Promoted Leipzig's fairytale start to the Bundesliga continued Friday when the side carved out a six-point lead at the top with a 4-1 win at Freiburg.
Naby Keita got the visitors off to a flying start in the second minute with a fierce strike to the corner from 25 meters (yards).
Missed penalties set Bundesliga record as Leipzig goes 3rd
BERLIN (AP) — Missed penalties set a Bundesliga record on Sunday as promoted Leipzig continued its remarkable start to the season with a 1-0 win at Wolfsburg to go third.
Emil Forsberg fired the unbeaten side to its fourth win from seven games, putting it level on points with another surprise team, Cologne, and just two points behind leader Bayern Munich.