RB Leipzig 0-0 Hoffenheim: Hosts keep a goalless draw and miss the opportunity to close the gap at Bayern Munich
RB Leipzig 0-0 Hoffenheim: Hosts keep a goalless draw as Julian Nagelsmann’s side misses the opportunity to close the gap to Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga
- RB Leipzig dropped two runs when it played 0-0 against Hoffenheim on Friday
- The hosts dominated the whole procedure, but could not find a winner
- The result leaves Julien Nagelsmann’s team four points behind Bayern Munich
RB Leipzig lost the opportunity to pressure Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga title race, as they were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Hoffenheim on Friday.
The hosts thought they had scored a crucial three points deep into injury time when Yussuf Poulsen headed in, but his attempt was ruled out for handball after a VAR check.
Victory would have brought runner-up Leipzig to two points behind Bayern, but they were left frustrated.
A late header from Yussuf Poulsen was disallowed as RB Leipzig drew 0-0 against Hoffenheim
The hosts thought they had secured a stoppage time winner and a crucial three points
However, the referee consulted the monitor on the side of the field and the goal was disallowed
The hosts barely created a chance before halftime, and while they brighten up in the second half, they never really looked threatening against a disciplined Hoffenheim.
Marcel Sabitzer came closest to scoring with an attempt with his left foot just wide, while Tyler Adams saw a header wide from a great position.
Leipzig came under late pressure with substitute Alexander Sorloth attacking and as Poulsen drove home in the 95th minute, it looked like the title race was well underway.
But the draw kept Leipzig on 61 points from 29 games, four points behind Bayern, who will face VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday.
Hoffenheim moved up to 11th place.
Julien Nagelsmann’s team is now four points behind Bayern Munich at the top of the table
The frustrating draw made them drop two points and lagged in the Bundesliga title race