KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The Bundesliga restarted over the weeked with Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig continuing where they left off from last year while Tim Chandler scored a game-winner for Eintracht Frankfurt.
RB Leipzig 3-1 Union Berlin
RB Leipzig kicked off the second half of the Bundesliga season just they ended the first half with a dominant win over Union Berlin at Red Bull Arena.
Tyler Adams started his second game for the team since returning from injury and played 86 minutes as they look to make a strong push to wrestle the Bundesliga crown from Bayern Munich.
But the league leaders got off to a slow start and found themselves trailing 10 minutes into the contest when Marius Bulter fired past Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi.
Despite a few opportunities to level the score later on, it looked it was not going to be Leipzig's day as they squandered each one.
However, the second half would show the host return to form as Timo Werner struck in the 51st minute. The German forward fired in a powerful volleyed shot that Union Berlin goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz had no chance of stopping.
That first goal woke up Leipzig and they came back for more as they scored a second six minutes later to take the lead. Marcel Sabitzer would be on the spot to steer the ball home following a corner kick.
Werner would make his presence known once again in the 83rd minute when he got onto a pass from Sabitzer to slam home his 20th goal of the season.
A good win for the "autumn champions" as they showed it's going to be a fight until the end for the title.
RB Leipzig remains atop the standings with 40 points.
Hoffenheim 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Tim Chandler would be the hero for Eintracht Frankfurt as his goal ensured they would take all three points in the win over Hoffenheim at the PreZero Arena.
The German-American would go the distance for the Eagles as they look to avoid falling into the relegation battle at the bottom of the standings.
Bas Dost would give the visitors the lead 18 minutes in as he home a low cross from teammate Mijat Gacinovic.
It was dominant first half for Frankfurt and they should have gone into the intermission with a wider goal margin than the single goal as they had several excellent chances to do so.
However, Hoffenheim would grab the equalizer just minutes into the second half. Konstantinos Stafylidis unleashed a long range effort that stung the back of the net.
The host were on the hunt to take the lead, but Frankfurt would have the last say as Chandler popped up from the right side to head in a cross from Filip Kostic to give his team the lead for good.
The win moves Frankfurt up to 11th place in the standings with 21 points.
In other action from the Bundesliga, it was a special day for Giovanni Reyna as he made his first-team debut for Borussia Dortmund, coming off the bench to play the last 18 minutes for the team in their 5-3 victory over Augsburg.
Josh Sargent and Alfredo Morales started for their respective teams as Werder Bremen came away with the 1-0 win over Fortuna Dusseldorf thanks to an own goal.
John Brooks and Wolfsburg could not keep up with FC Koln as they fell in a 3-1 loss to the Billy Goats.
Fabian Johnson was a spectator on the bench as Borussia Monchengladbach was blanked by a Weston McKennie-less Schalke in a 2-0 defeat.