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Four goals, a red card and a late penalty as Leipzig drop points

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RB Leipzig lost ground on the top two in the race for the Bundesliga title as they draw two-two at home against Hertha Berlin.

It was an action-packed match between Bundesliga title hopefuls RB Leipzig and  Hertha Berlin.

The visitors grabbed an early lead with Grujic scoring a goal in the 9th minute to shock Julian Nagelsmann’s men.

However, in the 24th minute, Klostermann managed to equalize for the hosts.

Leipzig’s leading marksman Timo Werner was certainly not at his best, as talk surfaces about his head already being turned by a big-money summer move.

The game was all even at the break, one-one.

Things took a turn for the worst for Leipzig when Halstenberg was sent off for a second bookable offense in the 63rd minute.

But only five minutes later the fact that they were down to ten men appeared to not hinder their efforts.

Although somewhat fortuitous after a calamitous effort from the Hertha keeper, RB had the lead through Schick in the 68th minute.

Berlin was persistent, and while Leipzig fans will complain the penalty was unjust. Former AC Milan man Piatek made no mistake when it came to sticking the ball away from 12 yards out in the 82nd minute.

It was honors even, as RB Leipzig missed the opportunity to leap from Borussia Dortmund into second in the Bundesliga

The visitors will certainly be the happier of the two sides, as RB Leipzig can all but forget about any chance of winning the league now, being nine points behind Bayern Munich.