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The second-placed Leipzig moved within one point to Bayern, who play against Stuttgart on Saturday, and will meet the reigning champions of the league on April 3.

Marcel Sabitzer from Leipzig scores the first goal of the game after Bielefeld’s goalkeeper Stefan Ortega. (Friso Gentsch / dpa via AP)

Berlin, Germany: Marcel Sabitzer scored a goal in the second half when RB Leipzig beat Arminia Bielefeld on Friday to keep the pressure on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich ahead of the table battle.

Second-placed Leipzig made the move within a point to Bayern, who play against Stuttgart on Saturday, and will meet the reigning champions of the league on April 3rd.

« There were no fireworks because our opponents defended very deeply. But we were calm and did everything well, « said Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann.

In a draw against Champions League chasers Eintracht Frankfurt last time, Leipzig fell to four points.

Arminia goalkeeper Stefan Ortega saved Emil Forsberg early excellent, before Marcel Halstenberg headed the ball shortly after half an hour.

Striker Christopher Nkunku almost scored the first goal just before the break, but Ortega was f his attempt on the crossbar.

However, the dogged hosts had collapsed less than a minute in the second half when Dani Olmo came back and placed the ball for Sabitzer to score an easy tee.

It was a one-way street as Leipzig had 75 percent of the ball and Bielefeld didn’t shoot a shot on goal and Ortega had to be vigilant again to prevent Nkunku from adding shine to the goal line.

« We could have decided the game earlier, we made it unnecessarily exciting, but rightly won over 90 minutes, « said Leipzig sports director Markus Kroesche to DAZN.

Bielefeld remains one point and one place above the relegation play-off place, which is currently owned by Hertha Berlin is busy.

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Chelsea are in the fourth Champions League, two points ahead of West Ham, who have a game in hand.

After six straight defeats at Anfield and eighth in the Premier League, Klopp’s men seemed relieved not to be at home. The second leg was also played in the Hungarian capital due to travel restrictions for COVID-19.

Real Madrid didn’t say why Sergio Ramos won’t travel to north-west Spain for the Celta Vigo game.

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