RB coach Domenico Tedesco made four changes after the 1-3 at the Glasgow Rangers in the semi-final second leg of the Europa League: for Angelino, Dani Olmo, Poulsen (all bank) and Gvardiol (irritation in the knee) Halstenberg, Mukiele, Forsberg, Forsberg, and Silva in the starting eleven.
- Leipzig hardly creates chances
- Silva meets shortly before the break
- nkunku quickly ensures clear conditions
Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl also rotated four times compared to the 1: 4 home defeat against 1. FC Köln: Uduokhai, Pedersen, Niederlechner and Günther began for Gumny, Hahn (both bank), IAGO (knee bruise) and Vargas. The Youngster Günther celebrated his starting eleven debut in the Bundesliga.
The result from Munich (where VfB Stuttgart won a 2-2), which meant the direct class, only inspired the Fuggerstadt in the initial phase: Pedersen and Caligiuri came to conclusions in the first two minutes. Nevertheless, there was the first chance to score on the opposite side: Silva’s shot made no problems (6th).
Leipzig hardly creates chances
Nevertheless, this was the wake -up call: RB then found the game better and better and took control with increasing play. However, they initially did not capitalize out of their superiority, also because the guests passionately defended.
Silva meets shortly before the break
Ten minutes before the break, the home side pushed the FCA further in half and promptly rewarded themselves with the goal: Silva did better than in the initial phase and scored from a distance to the 1-0 break in the right corner (40.).
nkunku quickly ensures clear conditions
After the restart, the Saxons continued the performance shortly before the end of the first round. The duo Mukiele and Nkunku in particular was shiny in the second half. The two French people were happy to play three minutes after the restart: the full-back served Leipzig’s top scorer, who only had to insert.
Leipzig wanted to quickly decide the game and combined the guests, who hardly broken down against the defeat, always dangerously into the opposing penalty area. Nkunku put his double pack again for nine minutes after the 2-0 2-0.
But it was supposed to come even more bitter for the Fuggerstädter: Pedersen stepped onto the ankle after a corner kick – in the view of the video pictures, Bastian decided on penalty that Forsberg used (64.) – 4: 0. Despite the great superiority in the further course of the game, the red bulls no longer scored.
Due to the victory, the Leipziger jumps back in fourth place and have the Champions League qualification in their own hands. The Augsburgers had to accept a clap, but can still be happy to stay in the class.
For Leipzig, it goes on the very last matchday, which for all 18 Bundesliga clubs next Saturday (3:30 p.m.), to Arminia Bielefeld. Augsburg has a guest relegation in parallel.