RB Leipzig eased past Hertha Berlin 3-0 on Sunday to cut the gap with leader Bayern Munich to two points with its fourth consecutive Bundesliga victory.

Marcel Sabitzer put the visitor in front in the 28th minute with a ferocious shot from 30 metres out that went straight into the top corner with Hertha goalkeeper Rune Jarstein frozen to the spot on a sunny afternoon in the capital.

Nordi Mukiele then took advantage of a mistake by Hertha’s Matteo Guendouzi in the box to drill the ball in and double his side’s lead in the 71st.

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Leipzig, which lost 2-0 to Liverpool in its Champions League round-of-16 first leg on Tuesday, was initially on the backfoot with Hertha missing several good chances before Sabitzer’s goal against the run of play.

It then survived late pressure from Hertha with keeper Peter Gulacsi coming to the…

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