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.

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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