2019-20 German Bundesliga
  • Patrik Schick (50')
  • Christopher Nkunku (89')
  • Alassane Pléa (24')
  • Jonas Hofmann (35')
  • Alassane Pléa (60')

Leipzig's Nkunku rescues 2-2 draw with late strike against Gladbach

Borussia Monchengladbach players celebrate after scoring a goal against RB Leipzig. Getty Images

RB Leipzig came from two goals down to rescue a 2-2 draw against visitors Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday thanks to Christopher Nkunku's 89th-minute equaliser, but the result handed the Bundesliga lead to champions Bayern Munich.

Frenchman Nkunku drilled in the equaliser a minute from the end but the draw meant Leipzig are second place in the standings on 41 points, one behind Bayern who won 3-1 against Mainz 05.

Gladbach stunned the hosts by going 2-0 up with first half goals from Alassane Plea and Jonas Hofmann, who pounced on a Leipzig defensive mistake.

Leipzig, unable to control their opponents' speed in the first half, got a lucky break five minutes after the restart, with Patrik Schick slotting in after Gladbach keeper Yann Sommer had dropped the ball following a collision with a teammate.

Things took an even worse turn for Gladbach on the hour with scorer Plea sent off for a second booking for dissent on the hour.

Nkunku then found space to fire in the equaliser and rescue a draw for the home team after last week's loss to Eintracht Frankfurt.