2-2 draw in friendly against ZFC Meuselwitz

RBL gave away a 2-0 lead against ZFC Meuselwitz in the second pre-season friendly for Ralf Rangnick's men. 23 players including ten from the academy made an appearance, with Augustin and Hartmann scoring the goals for Die Roten Bullen.

RB Leipzig's second pre-season friendly ended all square after fourth tier ZFC Meuselwitz fought back from 2-0 down to level the score late on. 23 RBL players made an appearance in Meuselwitz on Tuesday evening, in a game split into three thirds of half an hour due to the high temperatures.  

The hosts started aggressively and showed purpose, hitting the post just eight minutes in through former RBL man Sebastian Albert. Two minutes later, Rangnick's men took the lead through Jean-Kévin Augustin, who had a number of chances to double the team's lead, as did new signing Cunha. 

Fabrice Hartmann was the man who eventually found the second, after Rangnick had made nine changes after the first third of the game. ZFC Meuselwitz then began to look more threatening going forward and despite Julian Krahl in the RBL goal being able to make a top save to deny Michel Rudolph, the hosts pulled a goal back from a corner: long-serving RBL player Henrik Ernst jumped highest to reduce his team's deficit. Die Roten Bullen continued to create chances but failed to take advantage, for which they were punished with just three minutes left to play by René Weinert with the equaliser. 

Jean-Kevín Augustin makes it 1-0 with his third goal in two pre-season friendlies
RBL head coach Ralf Rangnick uses ten players from the academy against Meuselwitz.

Match stats:

ZFC Meuselwitz:
Pachulski – Ernst, Bürger, Bunge, Trübenbach, Watahiki, Raithel, Albert (C), Le Beau, Stenzel | Ersatzbank: Kroner, Weinert, Beiersdorf, Rudolph, Grzega, Giannitsanis, Andreopoulos

RB Leipzig
First 30 minutes:
Müller – Klostermann, Orban (C), Konaté, Saracchi – Mukiele, Ilsanker, Kampl – Cunha, Augustin, Bruma

After 30 minutes:
Müller (46' Krahl) – Mukiele (46' Bias), Stierlin, Mekonnen, Bruno (61' Krüger), Hoppe, Hartmann, Majetschak, Holm, Winter, Talabidi

Michael Wilske (Bretleben)

0-1 Augustin (10'), 0-2 Hartmann (40'), 1-2 Ernst (60'), 2-2 Weinert (87')

3,158 in the bluechip Arena, Meuselwitz

U19 players Noah Holm (left) and Max Winter got 60 minutes under their belt.
ZFC Meuselwitz


24. Juli

RB Leipzig
18.30 Uhr
3.158 Zuschauer | bluechip Arena , Meuselwitz
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