Four days before welcoming PSG for a rematch of the last semi-final of the Champions League, RB Leipzig is trampling. Author of an almost perfect start to the Bundesliga season (4 wins, 1 draw), the club of the winged firm conceded its first domestic defeat this Saturday in Mönchengladbach (1-0). A second setback in all competitions, after having already fallen heavily in midweek on the European scene, on the lawn of Manchester United (5-0).
After this slap, RB Leipzig made some changes in their team, without succeeding in getting out of the feeling of fatigue that they exude. The French Christopher Nkunku and Ibrahima Konaté notably started the meeting on the bench.
Two different faces
Far enough from its usual offensive impact, Julian Nagelsmann’s team displayed two different faces. It first played against in the first period by obtaining the best opportunities. Then, after having let her chance pass, she finally held the ball but was punished against. After two warnings from Pléa on bad reminders from Dayot Upamecano, it was a former club, Hannes Wolf, who opened the scoring after a nice movement launched by Pléa and a relay from Herrmann (58th).
Pléa even found the bar barely 10 minutes later, after a timid reaction from Leipzig. Despite the push at the end of the match, coinciding with the entry of Nkunku, the future opponents of PSG on Wednesday failed to equalize. This defeat cost the place of leader in Leipzig, now ahead of its two great German rivals, Bayern and Dortmund, both winners earlier in the day. Mönchengladbach, competitor for the Champions League, returns to two points and to fourth place.
Gulasci – Henrichs, Orban, Upamecano, Angelino – Sabitzer, Kampl (Haidara, 66th), Samardzic (Nkunku, 70th) – Olmo (Forsberg, 66th) – Poulsen (Hwang, 66th), Sorloth.
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