The runner-up plays today (9:00 p.m./RTL+) for the semi-final second leg of the Europa League at the Glasgow Rangers. Leipzig won the first meeting 1-0 with a goal from Angelino.
The initial situation:
In the Bundesliga, Leipzig no longer has its way into the Champions League in his own hands. After the sobering 1: 3 on Monday in Mönchengladbach, a reaction from the team is now in demand. After all, the premier class can also be achieved with the profit of the Europa League. “As a player, you always want to win. We go on the pitch and want to decide the game for ourselves,” said midfielder Konrad Laimer.
The IBROX stadium is considered a cauldron, and the Rangers also celebrated big evenings there internationally. On Thursday, just over 50,000 fans will be there and provide a unique atmosphere. The Rangers not only play for the final, but also for Jimmy Bell. The witness manager died on Tuesday and a club legend. In front of the Southeast Tor on Edmiston Drive, numerous flowers, jerseys and scarves had already been resigned in honor of Bell on Wednesday.
Leipzig played every three days in April and the burden continues in May. Since you are still represented in three competitions, players have to offer top performances at the end of a long season. If you miss the Champions League and neither win DFB Cup nor Europa League, the season is a big disappointment despite the good second half of the season. “We have the first final in Glasgow. We are fresh in our heads,” emphasized Laimer.
The trainer says:
“The Rangers definitely appear differently than away in the home game. The setting becomes a factor.”