RasenBallsport (RB) Leipzig are the youngest club in the Bundesliga, having only been founded in 2009 and are the first team in the top flight based in the east since 2009.
RB Leipzig have become a figurehead for a talking point in modern football as financial investors begin to play a bigger role in football. Red Bull have helped Leipzig fly up the table, and with former Ingolstadt head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl now in charge, much is expected of the club in their debut Bundesliga season. Ralf Rangnick, in the dugout last season, is the brains behind the club's revolution.
For this second time this season, Bayern Munich beat their closest challengers, this time in the most dramatic fashion. The way Leipzig collapsed from 4-2 up to 5-4 down shows they can learn something from the champions.
Second-placed RB Leipzig failed to take advantage of Bayern's slip yesterday, drawing 1-1 at Schalke, who were coming off the back of European exit. Earlier, Freiburg scored late on to beat Leverkusen 2-1.
Leipzig's dismantling of the team that beat them to the second division title last year is further proof of a divide both philosophical and economic. But both approaches are working, writes DW's Matt Pearson.