European roundup: Naby Keïta scores in RB Leipzig’s win against Schalke

• Liverpool-bound player helps Leipzig go second with 3-1 victory
• Bundesliga strugglers Stuttgart end losing run by beating Hertha Berlin

Naby Keïta was among the scorers as RB Leipzig moved above Schalke and into second place in the Bundesliga with a 3-1 home victory over the Gelsenkirchen side.

Amid continued talk about the possibility of his move to Liverpool being brought forward from the summer to this month, Keïta gave the hosts the lead in the 41st minute with a strike from outside the box that took a considerable deflection off Naldo. That was four minutes after Leipzig’s Jean-Kévin Augustin had had a penalty saved by Ralf Fährmann. Naldo equalised with a header in the 55th, then lost possession in the 69th, with the resulting Leipzig attack seeing the ball worked to the substitute Timo Werner, who tucked it home. Werner then provided the assist two minutes later from which Bruma fired in the third as Schalke sunk to their first defeat since September.

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