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Hoffenheim 0-2 RB Leipzig: Werner draws a blank as Olmo strikes twice

about 2 months ago
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Dani Olmo scored twice inside the opening 11 minutes as RB Leipzig moved a step closer to qualifying for next season's Champions League.

RB Leipzig strengthened their bid for a top-four finish in the Bundesliga with a hard-fought 2-0 win away at Hoffenheim on Friday.

Dani Olmo scored both goals early on as Julian Nagelsmann's side recorded a third successive triumph on the road since the 2019-20 season resumed in Germany.

The Spain international grabbed the opener in the ninth minute, finishing off a flowing move as he slotted a low shot beyond Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann.

A second soon followed for the January recruit, Olmo applying a first-time finish after the ball was headed into his path by team-mate Marcel Sabitzer.

Timo Werner missed the chance to increase the lead just before the break, the striker - who is widely expected to join Chelsea in the next transfer window - shooting over when in the clear.

Christopher Nkunku hit the post in added time for Leipzig, who now sit just a point behind second-placed Borussia Dortmund as they aim to qualify for next season's Champions League.

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