Bundesliga wrap: Schalke, Bayern, RBL hit break on high notes

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Bayern Munich is back into second place in the Bundesliga, six points back of Borussia Dortmund, and RB Leipzig is bidding to get back into the mix as both sides posted wins on Saturday.

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An American teen also scored in the RBL match, and that’s where we lead off our wrap.

RB Leipzig 3-2 Werder Bremen

Lukas Klostermann and Timo Werner gave the hosts a 2-0 lead after 45 minutes, but Max Kruse and American teenager Josh Sargent brought  Bremen back level (video) with 13 minutes to play in Leipzig. Yet RBL substitute Bruma entered the game and made a quick impact of his own to move his club within sight of third on the table.

Stuttgart 1-3 Schalke

Struggling Schalke head into the winter break on a high note after goals from Steven Skrzybski, Ahmed Kutucu, and Salif Sane scored to move the visitors four points clear of the relegation places. USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie entered the match in the 59th minute, and saw a yellow card as well as three of the match’s four goals.

Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3 Bayern Munich

Franck Ribery scored twice to give the 35-year-old goals in his last three Bundesliga games as Bayern moved back into second place on the table. Rafinha scored the other goal.

Elsewhere
Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Borussia Monchengladbach — Friday
Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 Hertha Berlin
Hannover 96 0-1 Fortuna Dusseldorf
Nurnberg 0-1 Freiburg
Augsburg v. Wolfsburg — 9:30 a.m. ET Sunday
Hoffenheim v. Mainz — Noon ET Sunday

Standings

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
 Borussia Dortmund 17 13 3 1 44 18 26 8-1-0 5-2-1 42
 Bayern Munich 17 11 3 3 36 18 18 4-3-1 7-0-2 36
 Mönchengladbach 17 10 3 4 36 18 18 8-0-0 2-3-4 33
 RB Leipzig 17 9 4 4 31 17 14 7-2-0 2-2-4 31
 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 8 3 6 34 23 11 4-1-3 4-2-3 27
 VfL Wolfsburg 16 7 4 5 24 20 4 3-3-3 4-1-2 25
 1899 Hoffenheim 16 6 6 4 31 22 9 3-3-2 3-3-2 24
 Hertha BSC Berlin 17 6 6 5 26 27 -1 4-3-1 2-3-4 24
 Bayer Leverkusen 17 7 3 7 26 29 -3 4-1-3 3-2-4 24
 Werder Bremen 17 6 4 7 28 29 -1 3-3-3 3-1-4 22
 SC Freiburg 17 5 6 6 21 25 -4 3-4-2 2-2-4 21
 FSV Mainz 05 16 5 5 6 16 21 -5 3-4-2 2-1-4 20
 FC Schalke 04 17 5 3 9 20 24 -4 3-0-5 2-3-4 18
 Fortuna Düsseldorf 17 5 3 9 19 33 -14 4-0-5 1-3-4 18
 FC Augsburg 16 3 6 7 23 26 -3 1-4-2 2-2-5 15
 VfB Stuttgart 17 4 2 11 12 35 -23 3-1-4 1-1-7 14
 Hannover 96 17 2 5 10 17 35 -18 2-1-5 0-4-5 11
 1. FC Nürnberg 17 2 5 10 14 38 -24 2-3-4 0-2-6 11