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Ribery strikes late to give Bayern win

Franck Ribery scored an 83rd-minute winner as Bayern Munich cut the gap between themselves and Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund to six points by beating RB Leipzig.

Bayern capitalised after Dortmund suffered a first defeat of the season at Fortuna Dusseldorf on Tuesday.

It was a frustrating evening for the champions until Ribery sidestepped two defenders and slotted home.

Ex-Swansea loanee Renato Sanches was one of two players sent off late on.

The Portuguese midfielder was dismissed in the final minute after picking up a second yellow card for reacting angrily to Stefan Ilsanker’s tackle, with the Leipzig player receiving a straight red for lunging in on Thiago Alcantara.

Bayern stay third in the table behind second-placed Borussia Monchengladbach, who defeated Nuremberg 2-0.

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