Timo Werner scored twice as RB Leipzig beat in-form Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 on Sunday and climbed to third spot in the Bundesliga, a point behind their opponents.
Striker Werner struck in the third minute and then again deep in first-half stoppage time to take his league tally to eight goals as the hosts outclassed Gladbach, who were on a three-game winning run.
Gladbach mislaid their attacking game and, apart from Lars Stindl`s deflected shot that hit the bar in the 75th minute, they rarely threatened after the break.
Unbeaten at home this season, Leipzig also kept a fifth consecutive clean sheet at home and moved to 25 points into third place, a point ahead of champions Bayern Munich, and one behind Gladbach.
Leaders Borussia Dortmund are on 33 points after their 2-0 victory over Freiburg on Saturday. Eintracht Frankfurt, fifth on 23, play VfL Wolfsburg later on Sunday.