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4-0 win in first leg against BK Häcken!

Bruma (35'), Cunha (38'), Kampl (50') and Augustin (84') score in the first leg of our Europa League second round qualifier against Swedish side BK Häcken. Saracchi, Cunha, Mukiele, Stierlin and Hartmann make their debuts.

DieRotenBullen enjoyed a perfect start to the new season, beating BK Häcken 4-0 in the first leg of the Europa League second round qualifier. 18,126 fans came to the Red Bull Arena watch the first competitive match of the 2018/19 season in the blistering Leipzig heat. 

The Swedish visitors really held their own in the first half hour and even posed a threat going forward, but after the timely water break, RB Leipzig dominated. Bruma opened the scoring with a well-taken shot after a delightful long ball from Stefan Islanker. Five minutes later, debutant Matheus Cunha doubled the scoring in spectacular fashion. 

Five minutes after the restart, Kevin Kampl was on hand at the end of a ferocious counter-attack led by Jean-Kevin Augustin to practically seal the deal. At 3-0, DieRotenBullen  allowed the opposition to paly a little more, but remained in a comfortable position. Stefan Islanker's second yellow card and subsequent sending off was the only downside of an otherwise perfect game, which Augustin capped off in the 84th minute with a nice little goal of his own to make the full-time score a resounding 4-0. 

The second leg away in Sweden is next week on Thursday (2nd August) again at 18:30 (CEST). 

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Back in Leipzig but watching from the stands: Timo Werner and Yussuf Poulsen.
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"Everything was right today" - Ralf Rangnick

Ralf Rangnick's post-match comments:

  • "The attitude, the mentality, the performance - everything was right today. I'm very pleased. We will of course take the second leg seriously; we cannot let this 4-0 lead slip. Before that, we're all off to our training camp in Seefeld tomorrow, where we'll undergo some intense preparations."
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35 minutes in, Bruma bags the first competitive goal of the season for RB Leipzig...
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...Not without thanking his teammate Stefan Ilsanker for the assist.
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New signing Matheus Cunha doubles Leipzig's lead on his competitive debut.
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Kevin Kampl completes the perfect counter attack with Leipzig's third goal of the evening.
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Jean-Kévin Augustin (84') applies the icing to the cake...
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RB Leipzig will take a 4-0 lead into the second leg next week.
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A solid debut for Marcelo Saracchi...
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A goal and an assist on his debut. What a day for Matheus Cunha

Match stats:


RB Leipzig
Müller – Klostermann, Orban (C), Konaté, Saracchi (68' Mukiele) – Ilsanker, Demme, Kampl – Cunha (89' Hartmann), Augustin, Bruma (85' Stierlin)

BK Häcken:
Abrahamsson – Hammar, Faltsetas (83' Berggren), Celik (70' Lundberg), Friberg, Kamara, Paulinho, Arkivuo, Irandust (46' Mohammed), Lindgren (C), Andersson

Referee:

Aleksandar Stavrev (Mazedonien)

Yellow cards:
Orban, Saracchi, Demme | Lindgren, Friberg, Celik, Lundberg

Sendings off:
Stefan Ilsanker, (82', second yellow)

Goals:

1-0 Bruma (35'), 2-0 Cunha (38'), 3-0 Kampl (50'), 4-0 Augustin (84')

Spectators:
18,126 in the Red Bull Arena

Europa League-Qualifikation
RB Leipzig

4:0

26. Juli

BK Häcken
18.30 Uhr
18.126 Zuschauer | Red Bull Arena , Leipzig
Diego Demme & Kevin Kampl mit ihrem Kurzfazit zum Hinspielsieg gegen Häcken.
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