Domenico Tedesco (coach RB Leipzig): “It was a very good game from us, especially in the second half. We are very, very happy. I can’t really realize it yet, it feels
very well. I can only praise the boys for this insane performance. The team was totally intact, I changed a little bit, a few plugs. ” Christian Streich (coach SC Freiburg): “We played an incredibly great season, a great first half. When we then led and the red card came, we were a little bit of afraid, we have it
Or playing too long. But that’s whining at a high level, we will play European Cup next year. The fans are grateful, that’s right, the team does incredible. “
Giovanni van Bronckhorst exchanged three times in comparison in the Old Firm at Celtic Glasgow. Instead of Davies, Arfield and Sakala (all bank), Jack, Wright and Kamara started. With this, the Rangers coach chose exactly the same eleven of the first leg, which Leipzig had won 1-0.
Leipzig’s coach Domenico Tedesco also chose three changes after the 1: 3 in Gladbach: Instead of Simakan, Mukiele and Silva (all bank), Klostermann, Henrichs and Poulsen began.
double strike shocked Leipzig
As predicted by Tedesco before the game, the Rangers showed a significantly more offensive orientation from the start than a week earlier in Leipzig. In turn, the Saxons acted and lurked on fast switching situations, which were mostly carried out unclean.
With the first clear chance in the game in the game, Glasgow took the lead in the 19th minute: After preparatory work by Kamara, Kent prevailed, finally staged in the penalty area – through the legs of Orban – Tavernier, which was scored from a short distance to 1-0. For the fourth time in the current European Cup season, the Rangers captain had achieved the lead. And it came even better for the Scots. Against too passive Leipziger, Kamara scored the 2-0 (24th) with an accurate shot from the edge of the penalty area.
Aribo has to get out – Tedesco changes
So Suddenly RB was under pressure – and in the 28th minute Dani Olmo also had the first good opportunity for the Germans in the game, but briefly moved. On the other hand, Aribo, meanwhile, gave a huge chance from the best position lightly (29th). Leipzig struggled, but hardly took an aggressive manner against passionately fighting home side, so that the deserved Rangers leadership went into half.
After Glasgow had to change shortly before the break because Aribo had been hit by a free kick by Angelino on the temple (45.+2), Tedesco waived a change at the beginning, but switched a little on the offensive. Nkunku now moved to the center, Poulsen to the right and Dani Olmo to the left.
nkunku worth seeing, but Lundstram decides
Until the middle of the second half, Leipzig initially had more parties, but it was still not very creative. Only gradually was RB – Szoboszlai came for Dani Olmo (61.) – a little more powerful. And in the 71st minute it was actually time: after the flank of Angelino, Nkunku skilfully scored with volley acceptance – and compensation after the first and second leg.
The Ibrox Park was noticeably quieter after the goal and the Saxons were first on top. However, Poulsen sabed in a good position over the ball (75th), Henrichs, in turn, unnecessarily decided in good position to play into the void (79.). And so Glasgow succeeded in the Lucky Punch: After a standard situation, Gvardiol fended off after a treacherous arch lamp on the goal line, but Lundstram ultimately achieved the decisive 3: 1 for Glasgow (81.), no more answer to Leipzig.
In the final of Seville on May 18, Glasgow meets Eintracht Frankfurt, which prevailed against West Ham United in the second semi -finals. First, however, league football is still on the program: The Rangers receive Dundee United on Sunday (4 p.m.). RB also plays at home and has FC Augsburg as a guest (Sunday, 7.30 p.m.).
Between the European Cup Party of Bergamo and the Cup Highlight against the 1st FC Union Berlin, RB Leipzig celebrated an important victory in the race for the Champions League qualification.
In the top game of the football Bundesliga, which was only on the paper one, RB won thanks to Dominik Szoboszlai at Bayer Leverkusen with 1: 0 (0: 0) and repressed the Werkself from third place. “We are looking forward to the victory. But I think the game was not good of both teams,” Tedesco acknowledged in the streaming service “Dazn”.
RB scores triple, Leverkusen at a loss
“I think we wanted it more,” said Matchwinner Szoboszlai. Despite the many changes in the starting formation, the team has lost no quality and then can bring fresh forces such as top scorer Christopher Nkunku. “It was difficult because we did not play well,” RB-Torwart Peter Gulacsi said with a view of the first half, only thanks to the change better.
The heavily violated Leverkusen now only have one point ahead of Freiburg rank five. The entry into the Champions League, the largest and last seasonal goal, gets heavy. The Bayer professionals looked helplessly in the evening sky after the final whistle. However, Freiburg is coming to Leverkusen on the last matchday.
“Too little right,” Bayer goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky arrested and appealed to his teammates, in the season final spurt the last forces to mobilize. “I think this game had no winner deserved,” Hradecky added.
RB Next The Best Back Round Team
Also twice the semi-finalist from Leipzig, who took part in the previous Thursday at Atalanta Bergamo in the leaks of the Europa League and receives at the coming Wednesday Union in the DFB Cup semi-finals, did not look fresh despite great-rotation of Tedesco. For the first time in his Bundesliga history Leipzig remained at a first half without a score.
That changed through the change in the second half, and Szoboszlai scored the decisive match in the 69th minute. This makes RB continue the Best Round Team of the League and also hidden its proud series in Leverkusen. Even at the sixth appearance in the BayArena, the Saxons remained without defeat.
The Leverkusen, in which Jonathan Tah was able to play despite his ribs suffered in the previous week, operated in a comparatively defensive 3-5-2 system with exclusively defensively oriented midfield players. Leipzig interpreted the same system with the two Aft Emil Forsberg and Szoboszlai nominally slightly more offensive.
Tedesco has change options with quality
The self-confidence of the guests also demonstrated the social media department of RB, which announced the list on Twitter with the words “Our Bayer-Bayers”. But Tedesco had whilled his starting elf wildly and only three field players compared to the Bergamo second leg in the team left. Thus, too, RB had too little self-understanding in his actions, and both teams initially equalized themselves at a tough level especially in midfield.
The first scorer was only in the 28th minute, when Bayers Patrik Schick cleared his storm partners Moussa Diaby, but from a pointed angle to RB-Keeper Gulacsi failed. Also the second good opportunity had Bayer, as a chic a cross of Exequiel Palacios with his head not caught properly (40th).
In the break, Tedesco brought the molded Nkunku. He put a dribbling in the penalty area after 39 seconds, the ball came to Szoboszlai and the hit the post. For about ten minutes later, Tedesco laid with Dani Olmo and Konrad Laimer, the second matchwinner from Bergamo. Leipzig was better in the game. Nordi Mukiele awarded the great chance to the 1-0, Szoboszlai took advantage of it on stored Nkunku seconds later.