BERLIN — Leipzig’s hopes of a contemporary begin beneath a brand new coach are fading after dropping at dwelling to 10-man Arminia Bielefeld 2-0 within the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Japanese midfielder Masaya Okugawa scored the guests’ second aim within the seventy fifth minute, not lengthy after Fabian Klos was despatched off for a foul problem on Leipzig defender Willi Orban.
Janni Serra put Bielefeld in entrance from a rebound within the 57th, and Leipzig was unable to make its undoubted attacking prowess depend, with Andre Silva, Angelino, Christopher Nkunku and Benjamin Henrichs all lacking probabilities.
It was the primary loss in three video games for brand spanking new Leipzig coach Domenico Tedesco, who took over this month after the membership dismissed Jesse Marsch. Tedesco began with a win over Borussia Mönchengladbach, then a draw at Augsburg earlier than the loss to Bielefeld within the final spherical earlier than the winter break.
It leaves Leipzig ninth, removed from the Champions League qualification locations.
Hoffenheim defender Kevin Akpoguma scored in damage time to disclaim Gladbach its first win after a run of 4 defeats. Breel Embolo had the guests on their method to victory, however they didn’t cease Akpoguma equalizing within the 91st for 1-1.
An excellent early aim from Max Kruse was sufficient for Union Berlin to complete the yr on a excessive after profitable at Bochum 1-0. Kruse received married on Thursday however confirmed no sick results from the honeymoon within the sixteenth minute when he met Grischa Proemel’s layoff with a half volley inside the highest left nook.
Union climbed to sixth, degree on factors with fifth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt, which defeated Mainz 1-0 of their derby due to a aim from Jesper Lindstr?m.
Final-placed Greuther Furth held Augsburg to 0-0.
Hertha Berlin hosted Borussia Dortmund within the late sport.