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Marcel Sabitzer Scores Absolute Scorching Winning Goal For RB Leipzig

Marcel Sabitzer Scores Absolute Scorching Winning Goal For RB Leipzig

Marcel Sabitzer scored an incredible goal to secure RB Leipzig all three points in the Champions League against Zenit St Petersburg.

Leipzig had trailed 1-0 after Yaroslav Rakitsky had but the visitors ahead in the 25th minute. Konrad Laimer equalised in the 49th minute but Sabitzer stole the headlines, and the win, with his brilliant swerving shot 10 minutes later.

The win for Julian Nagelsmann's side took them top of Group G ahead of the later match between Benfica and Lyon.

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Leipzig won their opening game of the Champions League campaign 2-1 away in Portugal on Matchday One but then lost 2-0 at home to Lyon on Matchday Two.

It is only the club's second season in UEFA's most elite club competition, making their debut last season when they didn't get out of the Group Stages.

The goal for Sabitzer continued some excellent form this season for the Austrian forward. After 12 games this season the 25-year-old has scored five goals and assisted five others for his team.

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It's already looking like it'll be his best goal scoring season for the Bundesliga side. In his previous four years at the club he has only previously scored nine goals in a season, in their first season in the German top tier.

He's once surpassed that figure in his career when he was on loan at Red Bull Salzburg in the 2014/15 season, scoring 27 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions.

Sabitzer celebrates his brilliant goal. Image: PA Images
Sabitzer celebrates his brilliant goal. Image: PA Images

With both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund struggling for consistent form in Germany so far this season there is a chance for Leipzig to win their first Bundesliga title.

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Nagelsmann's team have 15 points from their first eight games, the same as their more illustrious rivals, which leaves them one point behind Borussia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg at the top of the table.

Can Leipzig qualify for the Champions League knockout stages for the first time?

Topics: Football News, Zenit St Petersburg, Germany, Champions League, Lyon, RB Leipzig, Zenit, Benfica, Bundesliga, European Football

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