Bosz blasts Dortmund's defending in Leipzig loss

Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz and RB Leipzig's Ralph Hasenhuttl were left in contrasting moods after the visitor won a five-goal epic.

Borussia Dortmund players look dejected after losing to RB Leipzig.   -  Bongarts

Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz slammed the frail defensive display that saw his side suffer a surprise 3-2 defeat to RB Leipzig at Signal Iduna Park. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's brace was not enough to salvage a point for the leader as its 41-match unbeaten home run in the Bundesliga came to a dramatic end.

Both teams were reduced to 10 men before the hour while penalties were awarded at either end, but Leipzig ultimately held its nerve in a pulsating encounter.

Having only given up two goals in its previous seven league outings, Bosz was in no doubt over the cause of the host's downfall. "We played too many backwards balls - that is not our game - and we defended badly," the Dutchman said after the match.

"We had a lot of trouble with Leipzig's pressing, particularly in the first half. We tried to change that in the second half but then we went 3-1 behind and the red card happened."

Victory moved the visitor to within three points of Bosz's men, who are now only two clear of champions Bayern Munich. Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl attributed his team's barnstorming performance to its "brave" dedication to attack.

"I'm very proud of how we performed. We wanted to put on a spectacle," Hasenhuttl said at his post-match press conference. "We always believed in ourselves and we really put [Dortmund] under pressure. I said before the game it would be back and forth and that is how it worked out. In the end we deserved the victory."

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