Leipzig never really found the usual dominant game in the remote duel around the Champions League with Leverkusen, who had a guest in parallel Eintracht Frankfurt. The starting eleven, which was changed by coach Domenico Tedesco compared to the 1-0 against the Glasgow Rangers in five positions, made many mistakes in the transitional game, the offensive around Dani Olmo, Nkunku and Silva therefore hung in the air for a long time. Gladbach, which acted compared to the 3: 3 at SC Freiburg with Stindl for Plea from the start, rarely made mistakes on the defensive, although there was also little initially.
- Silva fails on the Latte – Hofmann with the decision
- summer not to be conquered from a distance either
After eleven minutes, Lainer scented the guest goal for the first time, Gulacsi parried safely. Six minutes later, the Hungarian was powerless, the foals took the lead out of nowhere: with a little luck, Stindl put through to Embolo, who shot down centrally from ten meters. The deficit did not attract RB from the unusual passivity for the time being, initially only Gvardiol caused excitement. Hofmann, who was warned early on, went to the ankle and was lucky that Referee Martin Petersen did not put him off the pitch after 27 minutes. However, Tedesco took over six minutes later, Halstenberg moved into the triple chain.
And Halstenberg was also the one who initiated the Leipzig compensation: Silva made a wide ball from him well and passed through the course of Nkunku precisely. The Frenchman was unable to stop in the penalty area and shot down to the bottom left – it was the first shot of goal of the guests (36th). The goal was good for the game of the Saxons, but many balls were still lost in front of the penalty area. Shortly before the break, Leipzig also ran into a counterattack, Embolo sent Hofmann on the trip. Freely in front of Gulacsi, the Gladbacher ice cold shot down at the bottom left – 2: 1 for the Borussia (45.+2).
Silva fails on the Latte – Hofmann with the decision
On the second round, Tedesco took his second defense lawyer off the field, Klostermann replaced Simakan. Leipzig became more and more braver, and there was more dominant in half of the foals. Silva, who headed a angelino flank massively on the goal, came promptly. Summer tore up an arm and steered the ball onto the crossbar (55th).
RB remained the game -determining team, Gladbach only acted to tenth from the 64th minute: Elvedi was the last man to grab the hurried Nkunku in front of the penalty area, Petersen immediately showed the Swiss the red card. The Leipzig pressure made it even larger, but the Saxons did not really cause dangerous degrees. Gladbach was rarely able to free himself, but was invited by Kampl in minute 77. The Leipziger lost the ball at the foal’s penalty area to Neuhaus, the home side moved up with several players. Ultimately, Beyer Hofmann played on the right in the penalty area, who laced his double pack from a slightly pointed angle – 3-1 for the Borussia.
summer not to be conquered from a distance either
The Leipziger were therefore punished for the little consistent game in the last third and only dangerous in the final phase from a distance. Sommer was on the spot in the attempts by Dani Olmo (83.) and Angelino (84th). Gladbach was completely bogged down, Leipzig no longer got through – it stayed 3-1.
Due to the second league defeat in a row, RB slips to 5th place, but Freiburg is only one point away in two other games. On Thursday, the Saxons are about the second final in this season, at 9 p.m. the second leg in the Europa League semi-final is increasing against the Glasgow Rangers in the Ibrox Stadium. The foals are only in action on Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. they will be at Eintracht Frankfurt, which is also used in the Europa League on Thursday.