Union Berlin has spent three days after the DFB Cup and a bitter defeat in the race for the Champions League qualifier.
After the 1-2 defeat in the Cup semifinals, the Köpenicker won on Saturday in the Bundesliga at the same place with 2: 1 (0: 0). With now 50 points, Union has the best cards in the fight for the Europa League ranks.
The substitute Sven Michel (86.) and Kevin Behrens (89.) turned the game in the second round for the guests after Yussuf Poulsen had taken the Leipzig (46th). RB is in the table meanwhile continues to be 54 points and has to shriek three games in front of the royal class ticket. Continue for the Saxons next Thursday (21.00 pm / RTL +) in the semi-final first leg of the Europa League against Glasgow Rangers.
Before 45,770 spectators began mainly Leipzig behavior, a bit like the cup game. Trainer Domenico Tedesco had changed to six positions. Among other things, Emil Forsberg, who sold the winning goal on Wednesday in the exam time, was in the starting eleven. But the initiative took over, as in the cup game, initially Union. To the edge of Sheraldo Becker from the left Taiwo Awoniyi (2nd) RB-Torwart Peter Gulacsi compeded at his head early to his first parade.
Union Berlin turns up in the final phase
Only against the middle of the first passion RB relocated the game more in the Unional half, without dangerous players to find in the depth. The Berliners ran the rooms in this phase class, so Leipzig was in the first round without real scorchance and Star striker Christopher Nkunku to date was practically no factor. And Union lurked. First, Grischa Prömel (45.) failed to Gulacsi, marriage captain Christopher Trimmel (45. + 2) hit the latte with a violence of about 20 meters.
After the break Leipzig came with a lot of steam from the cabin – and enforced mercilessly. Nkunku sat well on the left side, while his cross was first shifted from Prömel, Poulsen sinked the rebound ice cold.
Union continued to ran further and had unlucky. At a trial in the penalty area Leipzig’s Nordi Mukiele (59th) met Niko Gießelmann on the leg, but referee Daniel Schlager renounced the view of the video images, however, on a penalty whistle. Later, Mukiele (73.) shot from pointed angle for RB from a pointed angle. But then Michel and Behrens trumped great.