In the aftermath of the bankruptcy of PSG in Monaco (3-2), Leipzig’s turn to disappoint. If they have not lost, the Bulls have conceded a draw in Frankfurt (1-1), as part of the 8th day of the Bundesliga. A missed opportunity to gain confidence, three days before the crucial shock at the Parc des Princes, in the Champions League.
What you must remember
On the ground of Eintracht, 11th in the championship, the teammates of the French Nkunku, Konaté and Upamecano, all three holders, were surprised by Barkok, at the end of the first period, against the course of the game. Julian Nagelsmann’s men paid for their imprecision (3 shots on target in 10 attempts) and their lack of realism in key moments, like the duels missed by Olmo (15th) and Poulsen (88th).
Despite a better second act, marked in particular by the superb equalization of Poulsen on the hour mark, the Lipsiens could not reverse the situation. A poor performance before finding Parisians on Tuesday, whom they had beaten in the first leg (2-1), in Germany.
RB Leipzig (3rd, 17 points) thus misses the opportunity to come back to Bayern (19 points) at the top of the championship. Munichers hung on their lawn by Werder Bremen (1-1), earlier in the afternoon, in a match where Kingsley Coman scored, but where Lucas Hernandez, heavily landed on the tailbone after an aerial duel, has had to leave the lawn, his back aching.
The player: Upamecano, missed return
Just recovered from a muscle injury that deprived him of the match against Friborg (3-0) and the France team, Dayot Upamecano was back in the group. Holder alongside his compatriot Konaté, in central hinge, the French defender was guilty of an error on the opening of the opposing score. Not appreciating the trajectory of the ball, he jumped too early and missed his target with a header, leaving Barkok to recover and score behind his back. Like his teammates Sorloth and Olmo, he gave up his place at halftime.
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