First grade calling! Led by Christopher Nkunko, RB Leipzig bravely shrugged off the Blues in the European Cup and worked their way up to first place in the Champions League race before the end of the season. Runner-up beat FC Augsburg impressively 4-0 (1-0) in round 33 of the Bundesliga. And this is just three days after being bitterly eliminated in the European League semi-finals at Glasgow Rangers Stadium.
After his team made impressive payouts for their Europa League disgrace, Peter Gulassi automatically promised jubilant fans a free RB Leipzig beer in the evening. We still have two important matches left. We count on your support, we want to make the Champions League clear next week, and then have a big event in Berlin, where we won the bowl we want to bring to Leipzig,” the captain said to the cheering crowd.
RB Leipzig had previously given the perfect answer to their bitter end in the Europa League semi-final against Glasgow Rangers in a 4-0 (1-0) win over FC Augsburg. Christopher Nkunko (48/57) shined with his 19 and 20 goals this season, while Andre Silva (40) put Leipzig on the right track in the first round. As Emil Forsberg (64./foulelfmeter after the video evidence) tweeted later.
With this win, right-back RB, who had to shiver in order to claim the Premier League card after two league defeats, moved back to fourth place in the standings ahead of the 34th round of the round. With 57 points, right-back RB is two points ahead of fifth SC Freiburg. At the end of the season next Saturday (3:30 pm), Leipzig and Bresgau, who also meet in the DFB Cup final on May 21, will meet in a long-term duel for fourth place.
Shortly before the end of the match, RB coach Domenico Tedesco appointed replacement goalkeeper Philip Chuner, who will end his career after this season. “We played very poorly and took advantage of the ball,” said Niklas Dorsch of Augsburg. “I was embarrassed at times because they played the ball and replaced the goalkeeper. It was a bit of a show.” dazn. The quarterback said the defeat was definitely deserved, even in terms of length.
After the real-life trip to Scotland during the week, RB Team Principal Oliver Mintzlaff attended on Sunday Sport1 double pass Confident of the premium class. “I am convinced that we will succeed,” he said. Coach Domenico Tedesco changed four positions. Forsberg, who was off the bench for 90 minutes in Glasgow, started among others.
But the guests made their way up front. After just twelve seconds, Augsburg’s Mads Pedersen was allowed to shoot a shot into the penalty area, right-back goalkeeper Peter Gulassi saved a corner kick. The hosts were alarmed and had trouble finding their safety through the acquisition. Leipzig rarely attacked the depths as dangerously as they did in the sixth minute, when Silva found a cross from Nordi Mukele completely free.
RB Leipzig – FC Augsburg: Forsberg hits from the point
At this point, Augsburg has hardly invested any energy in his attacks and has better pasted the right-back RB. However, in the first 45 minutes, the Saxons lacked consistency in attack before the ball landed at Silva after a series of unfortunate Augsburg defenses: the Portuguese shot from 18 meters to give the lead. And after the break, Nkunko and his buddies really turn up the temperature.
First, Mukiele broke through the penalty area and aimed at Nkunku, who only had to push. 3:0 fell almost identically. Once again, the advanced Mukele passed to Nkunku and the France international stayed cool. If Silva (61) had the chance to increase and just lost, Forsberg is aiming more accurately. After Mukele fell from a corner kick, referee Bastian Dankert signaled the penalty according to video images – and Forsberg scored safely on the lower left.
RB Leipzig – FC Augsburg: votes
Domenico Tedesco (Coach RB Leipzig)It wasn’t an easy match from the start. The start was full of bumps and nervousness. In two or three situations we stumbled during the preparation. The most remarkable thing was how we found our way into the game. It was also a good reaction. You don’t lose semi-finals in international competitions every day “.
Markus Weinzerl (Coach Augsburg)“It’s okay to win, of course. I don’t really want to talk about the match. Congratulations to my team for staying in the league thanks to the result at Bayern.”
RB Leipzig – FC Augsburg: squad
Leipzig: Gulacsi (88 Tschauner) – Klostermann, Orban, Halstenberg – Mukiele, Laimer (71 Adams), Kampl, Henrichs – Forsberg (71 Szoboszlai), Nkunku (78 Olmo) – Silva (71 Poulsen). Coach: Tedesco
Augsburg: Gikiewicz – Gouweleeuw, Oxford, Uduokhai – Caligiuri (79 Gumny), Gruezo (46 Arne Maier), Dorsch, Günther – Niederlechner (57 Pepi), Gregoritsch (57 Hahn), Pedersen (79 Zeqiri). Coach: Weinzerl
to rule: Bastian Dankert (Rostock)
gates: 1-0 Silva (40 minutes), 2-0 Nkunku (48 minutes), 3-0 Nkunko (57 minutes), 4-0 Forsberg (64 minutes, penalty kick)
yellow cards: Forsberg (2), Tedesco (coach) – Guillou (9), Gunter