Leipzig slip off top spot after Gladbach defeat

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Bundesliga - Borussia Moenchengladbach v RB Leipzig

Leipzig slip off top spot after Gladbach defeat

Bundesliga - Borussia Moenchengladbach v RB Leipzig

BERLIN (Reuters) - RB Leipzig lost 1-0 at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday when their on-loan player Hannes Wolf scored against them as they slipped off top spot in the Bundesliga.

It was their first league defeat of the season and snapped Leipzig's nine-game unbeaten run away from home.

The result lifted Gladbach to fourth on 11 points after six games, with Leipzig dropping to third on 13, two behind new leaders Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

"It kind of felt like a draw," said Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann, whose team have lost two games in a row after a 5-0 thrashing at Manchester United in the Champions League.

"Our pressure over 90 minutes was just not enough to speak of an unfortunate defeat," he added. "But it was also not a hugely deserved defeat."

Gladbach's Alassane Plea wasted several good chances after the break before Wolf, who joined this season on loan from Leipzig, fired in from a Patrick Herrmann layoff on the hour.

Wolf spent a hapless season at Leipzig after joining from sister club Salzburg and, with only a handful of appearances last term, made more headlines off the pitch with social media posts of luxury watches, expensive restaurants and private jets.

"A weight has been lifted off my shoulders," Wolf said. "I had been waiting for such a moment for a year and a half. Such a game gives you self-confidence. I seem myself as a Gladbach player and hope to be here for longer than just a year."

The hosts should have scored again but Plea rattled the bar with a powerful shot. Leipzig were largely toothless apart from two first half Yussuf Poulsen efforts. They next host Paris St Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Ken Ferris)