Leipzig awarded German Cup victory

Second division outfit RB Leipzig have been awarded a 2-0 victory by a German Football Association (DFB) tribunal after their German Cup clash with Osnabrueck was abandoned.

The first-round match, which took place on Monday evening, was called off in the 71st minute after referee Martin Petersen was struck on the head by a lighter.

The projectile was reportedly launched from an area of the stands occupied by Osnabrueck fans.

Osnabrueck were leading 1-0 at the time of the incident, but will play no further part in the competition following the DFB's ruling.

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