Por Karolos Grohmann
BERLIN (Reuters) – RB Leipzig beat Augsburg 2-0 on Saturday to stay at the top of the German Championship after four matches, while Borussia Dortmund needed a goal in Marco Reus’ second half to beat Hoffenheim 1-0. 0.
Leipzig struggled in the first half, but scored close to the break when Angelino headed Dani Cross’s cross.
A left-footed shot from Yussuf Poulsen in the second half gave Leipzig a two-goal lead before his Champions League debut against Basaksehir on Tuesday.
Leipzig rose to 10 points, one more than Dortmund.
The Ruhr valley club, with Reus and top scorer Erling Haaland starting on the bench, was nowhere near their best and had to wait until the end of the first half for first chances.
Reus and Haaland entered the field after 19 minutes of the second half and instantly brought the team’s attack to life.
They made the move that ended with the Dortmund captain’s goal 14 minutes from time, in a rehearsal for the Champions League game on Tuesday against Lazio in Rome.
Defending champions Bayern Munich with six points will face Arminia Bielefeld later on Saturday.