Leipzig routs promoted Nuremberg 6-0 despite missed penalty

Nuremberg coach Michael Koellner smiles prior the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and 1. FC Nuremberg in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Frankfurt's scorer Ante Rebic, right, and his teammates Luka Jovic, left, and Filip Kostic, center, celebrate the opening goal during a German Bundesliga soccer match between 1899 Hoffenheim and Eintracht Frankfurt in Sinsheim, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Uwe Anspach/dpa via AP)
Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer, 2nd left, celebrates after scoring his side's 5th goal together with his teammates during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and 1. FC Nuremberg in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Hoffenheim's Kevin Akpoguma, right, and Frankfurt's Ante Rebic, left, challenge for the ball during a German Bundesliga soccer match between 1899 Hoffenheim and Eintracht Frankfurt in Sinsheim, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.(Uwe Anspach/dpa via AP)
Leipzig's Timo Werner, center, challenges for the ball against Nuremberg's Tim Leibold, right, and Eduard Loewen during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and 1. FC Nuremberg in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

BERLIN — Nuremberg goalkeeper Fabian Bredlow saved a penalty but that didn't make up for the six goals he had already conceded as his team lost 6-0 at Leipzig in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

With more than an hour gone, Tim Leibold was sent off as the last defender for bringing down Timo Werner. But Werner, who had scored twice already for Leipzig, saw his spot kick saved in a rare moment of success for the visitors.

Leipzig, aware that Borussia Dortmund scored seven past the promoted side, kept pushing for more. Leipzig captain Willi Orban struck the post with a header.

The result lifted Leipzig second on goal difference ahead of Borussia Moenchengladbach, Werder Bremen and Hertha Berlin, all on 14 points.

Bayern Munich, beaten 3-0 at home by 'Gladbach on Sunday, dropped to sixth.

Dortmund leads by three points after seven rounds.

Also Sunday, Eintracht Frankfurt won 2-1 at Hoffenheim and Freiburg held Bayer Leverkusen to a 0-0 draw.

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