Leipzig, with his three French Dayot Upamecano, Christophe Nkunku and Nordi Mukiele, temporarily took the lead in the Bundesliga on Saturday, dismantling 4-0 Schalke still in distress, in front of 8,000 spectators at the Red Bull Arena.
With seven points, the RB is ahead of Frankfurt on goal difference.
Sunday, Augsburg (6 pts) can however take the lead alone in case of victory at Wolfsburg (3:30 p.m.).
Nkunku, the hopeful international pocket attacking midfielder, is directly involved in the first two goals.
In the 31st minute, he puts pressure on Schalke defender Can Bozdogan, who scores against his camp by pushing a ball from Emil Forsberg (1-0) into the goal.
Four minutes later, the former Paris SG address a perfect stretched cross from the right that the Spaniard Angelino resumes victoriously with a plunging header (2-0).
Willy Orban (3-0, 45 + 2) and Marcel Halstenberg (4-0, 80th on penalty) then sealed the victory.
In the second period, Mukiele had a ball 4-0, but did not frame his catch of a tackled volley at the end of the race (58th).
Shortly afterwards, the Schalke goalkeeper pushed back with his fingertips a direct free kick low to the ground from Nkunku (66th).
For Schalke, the nightmare continues despite the change of coach this week.
Manuel Baum, appointed Wednesday to replace David Wagner, could not prevent a 19th consecutive game without a win in the league.
The start of the season has ended with three defeats, one goal scored and fifteen conceded.
Unworthy of the second club in Germany by the number of members (158,000, behind Bayern but ahead of Dortmund), structured to play at the top of the table in the Bundesliga.
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