Heavyweights Dortmund and Leipzig play out contentious five-goal thriller

Cristiano Ronaldo trains ahead of the match

Cristiano Ronaldo trains ahead of the match

Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhüttl sent out a much-changed side for Saturday's 3-2 win at Borussia Dortmund and so has plenty of players fresh for this one, including Timo Werner, who was on the bench at the Signal Iduna Park but is expected to start against Porto.

Aubameyang opened the scoring for his side inside the opening four minutes after Stefan Ilsanker was caught in possession, allowing the Gabon worldwide to break clear and clinically finish.

Peter Bosz's side remains top of the table, but their lead was cut to two points by Bayern Munich, who thrashed Freiburg 5-0 in Jupp Heynckes' first game in charge as manager.

From the next big chance in the match the visitors were ahead, scoring their second through Yussuf Poulsen after he appeared to get the final touch to the ball following some impressive work down the flank.

And Ralph Hasenhuttl's men looked on course for their fifth victory of the campaign when Sokratis Papastathopoulos was shown a straight red for conceding a penalty which Jean-Kevin Augustin converted.

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