VfB Stuttgart’s Deniz Undav scored a hat-trick as his facet demolished guests RB Leipzig 5-2 on Saturday and tightened its grip on third spot within the Bundesliga.
For Leipzig, who faces Real Madrid within the Champions League Round of 16 subsequent month, it was the third straight league loss and its fourth Bundesliga match with out a win.
Stuttgart is now third on 37 factors with fourth-placed Leipzig on 33, as many as Borussia Dortmund, who faces VfL Bochum on Sunday.
The hosts, lacking prime scorer Serhou Guirassy on worldwide responsibility, have been superior within the first half and scored twice in 5 minutes to take management.
Enzo Millot opened the account within the twenty fifth minute with a well-taken penalty earlier than Undav doubled its lead on the half-hour mark.
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But Leipzig, determined to keep away from a 3rd straight league loss, lower the deficit with Benjamin Sesko’s header within the thirty second.
Only three minutes after the restart Jamie Leweling, who had missed a golden probability on the stroke of halftime, made amends to revive Stuttgart’s two-goal cushion.
In-form Lois Openda’s very good effort and shot within the fifty fifth put the guests again within the sport, however any hopes of a comeback have been crushed seconds later when unmarked Undav headed in a cross to make it 4-2 within the 56th.
The ahead accomplished his hat-trick within the seventy fifth on the rebound after keeper Janis Blaswich had blocked his first shot.