Lethal Olmo sees Leipzig go second with win at Schalke

RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo scored one purpose and assisted three extra as RB Leipzig moved into outright second on Tuesday after a 6-1 thrashing of struggling Schalke.

Portugal striker Andre Silva chalked up a brace inside the first half, whilst former Chelsea ahead Timo Werner scored on his return to the beginning XI. Silva opened the scoring after seven minutes, ignoring an unmarked Werner on a speedy Leipzig break to hearth domestic from long-range.

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The guests scored on the counter once more simply eight minutes later, with Olmo discovering defender Benjamin Henrichs in acres of house on the fringe of the field. Olmo had a go himself after 44 minutes, rocketing a low shot immediately at Schalke keeper Alex Schwolow, which rebounded to Silva for a straightforward tap-in.

Werner scored his first purpose since coming back from a leg harm which dominated him out of the Qatar World Cup in first-half harm time, tapping in a low Olmo cross to place Leipzig 4-0 up at halftime. Schalke, who had been booed off the pitch at halftime, confirmed extra battle early inside the second stanza, with Japanese midfielder Soichiro Kozuki scoring his first purpose in only his second look for the membership inside the 56th minute.

Olmo then scored a purpose of his personal, drifting in a curling shot from external the field which floated over the fingertips of Schwolow. Danish striker Yussuf Poulsen added a sixth inside the final minute of common time to seal the guests’ largest league win of the season.

Leipzig are actually unbeaten of their final 15 matches in all competitions courting lower back to September 2022, having received 12 and drawn three. The loss sees Schalke stranded in final place, six factors from protection, having performed one sport extra than their in all likelihood relegation rivals. In Tuesday’s late video games, Bayern Munich have a possibility to increase their lead on pinnacle of the desk to 6 factors after they host Cologne, whilst Wolfsburg face Hertha in Berlin and Stuttgart tour to play Hoffenheim.

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