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RB Leipzig go six clear at top of Bundesliga

RB Leipzig's Timo Werner celebrates after scoring the second goal against Freiburg

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner turns away after scoring as his side won for the seventh straight Bundesliga game

RB Leipzig extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to six points with an easy win at Freiburg.

Guinea midfielder Naby Keita had opened the scoring for Leipzig only for Florian Niederlechner to equalise.

Germany Under-21 striker Timo Werner scored two goals in the space of 14 first-half minutes as the visitors established a 3-1 interval lead.

Austria’s Marcel Sabitzer completed the scoring for Leipzig, who have won four promotions in seven seasons.

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Fans got into the festive spirit by wearing Santa hats during the game between Freiburg and RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig were only founded in 2009 and, with the backing of Red Bull, are in the German top flight for the first time.

Champions Bayern Munich can cut Leipzig’s lead to three points if they win at home to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday (17:30 GMT).

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Match ends, Sport-Club Freiburg 1, RB Leipzig 4.

Second Half ends, Sport-Club Freiburg 1, RB Leipzig 4.

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Rani Khedira replaces Marcel Sabitzer.

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Davie Selke replaces Timo Werner.

Attempt saved. Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Diego Demme.

Attempt missed. Naby Keita (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Marcel Sabitzer.

Goal! Sport-Club Freiburg 1, RB Leipzig 4. Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Emil Forsberg following a fast break.

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Oliver Burke replaces Yussuf Poulsen.

Substitution, Sport-Club Freiburg. Mats Møller Dæhli replaces Nils Petersen.

Offside, RB Leipzig. Naby Keita tries a through ball, but Timo Werner is caught offside.

Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Emil Forsberg with a through ball.

Foul by Naby Keita (RB Leipzig).

Janik Haberer (Sport-Club Freiburg) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig).

Mike Frantz (Sport-Club Freiburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Diego Demme (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nicolas Höfler (Sport-Club Freiburg).

Substitution, Sport-Club Freiburg. Jonas Föhrenbach replaces Manuel Gulde.

Offside, RB Leipzig. Emil Forsberg tries a through ball, but Timo Werner is caught offside.

Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christian Günter (Sport-Club Freiburg).

Attempt saved. Vincenzo Grifo (Sport-Club Freiburg) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christian Günter.

Foul by Benno Schmitz (RB Leipzig).

Florian Niederlechner (Sport-Club Freiburg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Emil Forsberg following a fast break.

Foul by Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).

Manuel Gulde (Sport-Club Freiburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, RB Leipzig. Stefan Ilsanker tries a through ball, but Timo Werner is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Stefan Ilsanker (RB Leipzig) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Emil Forsberg.

Nicolas Höfler (Sport-Club Freiburg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nicolas Höfler (Sport-Club Freiburg).

Attempt missed. Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Timo Werner following a fast break.

Foul by Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).

Florian Niederlechner (Sport-Club Freiburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mike Frantz (Sport-Club Freiburg).

Nicolas Höfler (Sport-Club Freiburg) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Manuel Gulde (Sport-Club Freiburg) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Vincenzo Grifo with a cross.

Corner, Sport-Club Freiburg. Conceded by Willi Orban.