The hosts took an early lead but Leipzig ran out comfortable winners thanks in part to Timo Werner’s fine breakaway goal in the second half
Timo Werner took his Bundesliga season tally to 25 as RB Leipzig moved back up to third place with a 4-2 away victory against Cologne.
Jhon Cordóba gave the hosts an early advantage with his 12th goal of the season before going off injured. Leipzig fought back to lead at half-time with a Patrik Schick header and Christopher Nkunku’s cool finish from Konrad Laimer’s pass.
Well, that was a cracking game. In truth, Leipzig seemed able to carve their opponents open at will, and this could have been a thrashing.
But Cologne opened the scoring and offered plenty going forward – and they could have made things very interesting had Anthony Modeste scored with three minutes to go.