Soccer-Leipzig thrash Werder to close in on leaders Bayern

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BREMEN, Germany (Reuters) - RB Leipzig scored three first-half goals as they thrashed Werder Bremen 4-1 away helped by Alexander Sorloth's double to close in on leaders Bayern Munich, who drew 1-1 with Union Berlin on Saturday.

Norway international Sorloth headed his first goal nine minutes after Dani Olmo put the visitors ahead in the 23rd minute.

He then grabbed his second of the afternoon four minutes before the break to kill the game.

The hosts pulled a goal back through Milot Rashica in the 61st but Marcel Sabitzer restored Leipzig's three-goal cushion two minutes later.

Second-placed Leipzig move to 60 points, with Bayern top on 65 and six games left in the campaign.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Ken Ferris)