Keita and Werner sink Hamburg

RB Leipzig overcame Hamburger SV 2-0 in their Bundesliga clash at the Volksparkstadion on Friday evening.

Naby Keita opened the scoring with his super strike on 67 minutes before Timo Werner sealed the win with his effort with 75 minutes on the clock.

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Keita was lively from the off with a powerful early drive that flew just past the top left corner of the Hamburg goal.

Jean-Kévin Augustin then hit the left upright with his flick moments later as Leipzig got off to a bright start.

Werner delightfully set up Willi Orban, whose shot was blocked before the striker drew a good low save from Christian Mathenia from a tight angle on 16 minutes.

Bobby Wood was denied a chance to get his shot away by Orban before Hamburg's first real chance of the night as Filip Kostic fired wide following a swift break forward.

Walace was off target following a 27th-minute set-piece as Augustin and Marcel Sabitzer both wasted good chances before Andre Hahn drew a good save from Peter Gulacsi.

Albin Ekdal then appeared to foul Werner in the box, just before the half-time whistle, with the referee awarding a penalty, only for the Video Assistant to reverse the decision as it became clear the defender won the ball.

Luca Waldschmidt should have done better with a free-kick on the edge of the Leipzig box at the start of the second half, but he blasted over, and again after being set up by Wood, as he fired off target.

And Hamburg's misses were to prove costly as Keita opened the scoring in sensational style by picking up the ball from deep before powering forward and smashing his shot into the top right corner of Mathenia's net.

Sven Schipplock saw his well-struck shot saved by Gulacsi before Werner then promptly added a second for Leipzig, on 75 minutes, after a superb counter-attack, as substitute Kevin Kampl played the goalscorer through to leave Mathenia with no chance.

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