Nkunku and Leipzig cruise past Hoffenheim
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
As so many times before this season, Christopher Nkunku was instrumental for RB Leipzig, as Domenico Tedesco's troops ran out 3-0 winners over Hoffenheim.
|Christopher Nkunku.||Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0|
Christopher Nkunku opened the scoring with just five minutes on the clock, unleashing a shot into the bottom right corner.
Making his first start for Leipzig this season following his recovery from a long-term injury, Marcel Halstenberg doubled the lead in the 20th minute, smashing the ball in off the far post.
Just before half-time, Nkunku teed up Dominik Szoboszlai to make it 3-0. The Frenchman is the only player to have reached double digits in goals and assists in the Bundesliga so far this season, having found the net 17 times and set up 12 goals.
With the win, Leipzig sit fourth, just one point below third-placed Bayer Leverkusen and three points clear of Freibug in fifth place.
Hoffenheim, who are sixth, are now seven points behind Leipzig.