Stuttgart 0-1 RB Leipzig: Julian Nagelsmann’s side go top
In other places, Leverkusen missed opportunity to go leading regardless of Nadiem Amiri’s stunner
RB Leipzig reached the top of the Bundesliga after Dani Olmo’s second-half strike made them a 1-0 victory at VfB Stuttgart on Saturday.
Emil Forsberg was denied from the penalty area by an outstanding Gregor Kobel save midway through the first half, however Leipzig broke through in the 67th minute when Angelino’s deflected cross was up to Olmo at the back post and he tucked in a cushioned volley.
Leipzig are on 31 points after 14 games, one ahead of Bayern Munich, who deal with second-from-bottom Mainz on Sunday, and three clear of third-placed Leverkusen.
Dani Olmo scored the video game’s only goal as RB Leipzig beat Stuttgart 1-0 to go top of the league
The Spanish global’s solitary strike was enough to see Leipzig leapfrog Bayern Munich
Bayer Leverkusen dropped to third following a 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt as action resumed in the league following a short Christmas break.
Leverkusen missed their opportunity to go top previously in the day when Frankfurt came back from an objective down to win 2-1 with an Amin Younes strike and an Edmond Tapsoba own goal.
Nadiem Amiri had actually offered visitors Leverkusen the lead with an outrageous piece of individual ability, taking a touch to manage the ball before deftly back-heeling it in between the legs of keeper Kevin Trapp in the ninth minute.
Olmo commemorates after providing the Bundesliga title chasers the lead just after the hour mark
The win sees Julian Nagelsmann’s side take a short-term advantage over Bayern at the top
Younes fired Frankfurt level in the 22nd minute and they took the lead 9 minutes into the 2nd half when Japanese midfielder Daichi Kamada rifled the ball into the box and Tapsoba turned it into his own internet.
At the other end of the table, bottom side Schalke 04 are one video game away from equating to Tasmania Berlin’s long-standing Bundesliga record of 31 matches without a win after falling to a 3-0 defeat at Hertha Berlin on Christian Gross’ launching as head coach.
Gross was selected on December 27, becoming Schalke’s 4th supervisor of the season, however he could not make an immediate impact as Hertha’s Matteo Guendouzi curled home a finish in the very first half prior to Jhon Cordoba and Krzysztof Piatek struck after the break.
Schalke have now gone 351 days and 30 video games without a league triumph and, if they fail to beat Hoffenheim next Saturday, they will match the league record set in 1965-66.