The 18-year-old Josh Sargent scored again though it wasn’t enough as Werder Bremen was caught out by a late goal in falling at Leipzig 3-2 in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Sargent, the young red-haired American forward who scored on his debut with his first touch against Fortuna Duesseldorf last weekend, again made his mark in his third match when he fired in off the left post after fellow substitute Yuya Osako timed his pass perfectly in the 77th minute.

The visitors fought back from two goals down after first-half goals for Leipzig from Lukas Klostermann and Timo Werner.

Max Kruse — at fault for Werner’s goal — atoned when he pulled one back in the 67th and Sargent equalized for Bremen.

This time, however, there was no Hollywood ending as Portuguese defender Bruma fired in Leipzig’s winner in the 87th. The home side consolidated fourth place in the last round of games before the winter break.

Elsewhere, Oliver Fink gave Duesseldorf an early Christmas holiday present with an injury-time winner for his team’s 1-0 win in Hannover — the promoted side’s third successive win taking it off the bottom and four points clear of the relegation zone.

Also, Schalke won at fellow struggler Stuttgart 3-1, Freiburg won at bottom side Nuremberg 1-0, and Bayer Leverkusen eased the pressure on coach Heiko Herrlich with a 3-1 home win over Hertha Berlin.

Defending champion Bayern Munich was playing Eintracht Frankfurt later, a return to Frankfurt for the visiting side’s coach, Niko Kovac. Kovac led Frankfurt to victory over Bayern in the German Cup final last May.

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Leipzig's Lukas Klostermann, left, and Bremen's Kevin Moehwald, right, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and SV Werder Bremen in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Dec. (Jan Woitas/dpa via AP)
Leipzig’s Lukas Klostermann, left, and Bremen’s Kevin Moehwald, right, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and SV Werder Bremen in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Dec. (Jan Woitas/dpa via AP)
Duesseldorf's Oliver Fink celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Fortuna Duesseldorf in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, Dec. (Sven Pfoertner/dpa via AP)
Duesseldorf’s Oliver Fink celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Fortuna Duesseldorf in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, Dec. (Sven Pfoertner/dpa via AP)
Hannover's Hendrik Weydandt, left, and Duesseldorf's Kaan Ayhan, right, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Fortuna Duesseldorf in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, Dec. (Sven Pfoertner/dpa via AP)
Hannover’s Hendrik Weydandt, left, and Duesseldorf’s Kaan Ayhan, right, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Fortuna Duesseldorf in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, Dec. (Sven Pfoertner/dpa via AP)
Stuttgart's Santiago Ascacibar, left, and Schalke's Nabil Bentaleb, right, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Schalke 04 in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Dec. (Sebastian Gollnow/dpa via AP)
Stuttgart’s Santiago Ascacibar, left, and Schalke’s Nabil Bentaleb, right, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Schalke 04 in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Dec. (Sebastian Gollnow/dpa via AP)
Schalke's Salif Sane, front, celebrates during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Schalke 04 in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Dec. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)
Schalke’s Salif Sane, front, celebrates during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Schalke 04 in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Dec. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

Source: The Associated Press

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