RB Leipzig landed a Big Point in the fight for the premier class. The team of coach Domenico Tedesco won the direct duel at Bayer Leverkusen 1: 0 (0: 0) and moved past 54 points on the Werkself (52) in third place. Leverkusen has only one counter ahead of the SC Freiburg by the defeat.
- Szoboszlai meets for victory for RB Leipzig
- Christopher Nkunku replaced for the second half
- Bayer Leverkusen – RB Leipzig: The data of the game
- Bayer Leverkusen – RB Leipzig: The votes
Domenico Tedesco hopped several times before joy on the sideline, then the coach of RB Leipzig jumped his player Tyler Adams into his arms. “It was a hard game, we wanted it more,” Torcher said Dominik Szoboszlai (70th) at Dazn .
Large disappointment prevailed the loser. “The game had not earned a winner. It’s like little things,” said goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky, but was fighting: “We still have four games and still lie on a Champions League Square.”
Leipzig has been unbeaten since 14 competitors and goes with a broad breast into the semifinals of the DFB Cup on Wednesday (20.45 clock) against the molded Ligarical Union Berlin. Leverkusen can concentrate after the out of all Cup competitions entirely on the final spurt in the football Bundesliga.
Tedesco changed his starting elf compared to the victory in the Europa League in Bergamo to seven positions. Even the very superior Christopher Nkunku sat first only on the bank.
Szoboszlai meets for victory for RB Leipzig
The guests still began dominant and had a lot of possession in the initial phase. Torjäger Andre Silva missed 26,119 viewers a cross of Nordi Mukiele but scarce (4.).
Both teams in the episode showed respect for each other. The risk was spared so as not to run in the quick switching game of the opponent. Therefore, goal terminals remained in short supply. Although the hosts worked out some standard situations, but a header of Jonathan Tah introduced Peter Gulacsi no problems (26.). The RB loser was also three minutes later against Moussa Diaby on the post (29th).
The injury-made Leverkusen took control, Leipzig seemed a bit tired at this stage and ran a lot afterwards. But Gulacsi was leaving. The captain also arrived the distance shot of Exequiel Palacios safely (38.), two minutes later, Bayers Kam Top Goal Patrik Schick Freestanden by head not really behind the ball.
Christopher Nkunku replaced for the second half
Tedesco reacts to the mugs appearance of his team and brought Nkunku to Silva at the beginning of the second half. The Frenchman was also the focus. After a duel between Nkunku and Tah, the Leipzig penalty, the ball came after became Willi Orban, who met the post (46.).
Overall, more pace and fire were in the game. Tedesco laid personally after a good hour with Dani Olmo and Konrad Laimer. Both teams acted more courageous. Mukiele straightened from a pointed angle before Hradecky (68.), Szoboszlai made it better. After a ball gain in the midfield and pass of Nkunku countered Tah the shot of the Hungarian national player untenable.
Bayer Leverkusen – RB Leipzig: The data of the game
Leverkusen: Hradecky – Tapsoba, Tah (74. Demirbay), Hincapie (88th Azmoun) – Andrich (80th Alario), Aranguiz – Kossounou, Bakker – Palacios (74th Paulina) – Diaby, Schick.
Leipzig: Gulacsi – Klostermann, Orban, Gvardiol – Mukiele, Adams (83rd Henrichs), Halstenberg (73. Angelino) – Forsberg (58. Olmo), Szoboszlai – Poulsen (58. Laimer), Silva (46. Nkunku).
Tor: 0: 1 Szoboszlai (70th)
Yellow Cards: Hincia (5), Andrich (5) – Gvardiol (6)
Bayer Leverkusen – RB Leipzig: The votes
Gerardo Seoane (Trainer Leverkusen): “We are disappointed. Both teams have neutralized with and without ball. Of course, we have made certain things differently, it was not all perfect. But I can not make a reproach of the team. “
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Domenico Tedesco (coach Leipzig): “We had expected Leverkusen in another system. They stood more compact and deeper. In the second round, the boys have done well. It was important to be out of the counterpressing and own possession had.”