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2018/2019 Season

4 Bayern 5 1 2 16
5 RB Leipzig 4 3 1 15
6 Hertha 4 3 1 15
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Marsch's next step shouldn't be a giant leap

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RB Leipzig's wheel of misfortune: Players could mow pitch or train in tutu as punishment

RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick uses a spinning wheel to determine punishments for players
Ralf Rangnick uses a spinning wheel to determine punishments for players.

As they continue to aspire to Bundesliga domination, RB Leipzing have concocted a novel way of keeping their squad in line.

Rather than fines, the German club have instead installed a "wheel of misfortune" to help determine any punishment that a player might incur.

The spinning wheel is the brainchild of Leipzig coach Ralf Ragnick, who installed it to cut down on transgressions such as players being late, or using their phones during training, or reporting back to training a few kilos overweight.


Jean-Kevin Augustin faces punishment for refusing France under-21 call-up

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FIFA could punish RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin after he rejected a France under-21 call-up by text message.

Augustin sent a message to U21 coach Sylvain Ripoll a day before he had been due to join the squad in which he said "muscle fatigue" meant he could not play.

Ripoll said that was not an acceptable excuse, but Leipzig counterpart Ralf Rangnick backed the 21-year-old forward.

Augustin, who has scored five times for his club this season, may face a ban from playing for them if FIFA's...

RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin rejects France U21 call-up

Jean-Kevin Augustin's international future with France is in doubt after the RB Leipzig striker sent a text message to under-21 coach Sylvain Ripoll saying he was rejecting a call-up.

Augustin was excluded from the squad a year ago after a heated exchange during a game with Ripoll. He returned in March and scored twice in UEFA Under-21 Euro 2019 qualifying wins over Kazakhstan and Montenegro, and was selected for upcoming games against Bulgaria and Luxembourg.

However, Ripoll told L'Equipe former...

Borussia Dortmund rally from goal down to crush RB Leipzig

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Borussia Dortmund eased past RB Leipzig 4-1 on Sunday after coming from a goal down, to make a winning Bundesliga start under new coach Lucien Favre and confirm their status as preseason title contenders.

Following a nervous beginning during which Jean-Kevin Augustin scored for Leipzig after only 31 seconds, Dortmund got down to business, grabbing three goals in 22 minutes.

Mahmoud Dahoud's acrobatic header in the 21st minute pulled them level and Marcel Sabitzer's own goal after heading in a Marco...

Real Madrid interest in Timo Werner 'not an issue for us' - RB Leipzig's Ralf Rangnick

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RB Leipzig have said Germany forward Timo Werner is not on sale amid reported interest from Real Madrid.

Werner, who has two years left to run on his RB Leipzig contract, was linked with a move to the European champions by Marca at the weekend.

However, RB Leipzig coach and sporting director Ralf Rangnick rejected all speculation that he could still leave during the final days of the transfer window.

"That's just not an issue for us," Rangnick said to Sky. "Timo has made it clear to us as well as...