Rangnick: “We need to find the right playing style”

Head coach Ralf Rangnick looks ahead to the play-off game against FC Zorya Luhansk | The game kicks off at 20.30 (CEST) at the Slavutych-Arena in Zaporizhia.

Die Roten Bullen will take on Ukrainian team FC Zorya Luhansk in the first leg of their Europa League qualification play-off round.

Before the game, head coach Ralf Rangnick gives his thoughts on the game and current squad situation.

Ralf Rangnick:


  • On Thursday we are expecting a physical challenge. They’re a tricky side to play against. It will be a difficult game and it definitely won’t be pretty. We’re up against a very defensive team who work well as a unit.

  • We’ve shown we can play aggressive football as well. We know what’s coming and we want to put ourselves in a good position for the second leg.


Timo Werner may play in the game against Luhansk
Kevin Kampl misses out due to a muscle injury

Team News:


  • Timo Werner has recovered from stomach ache and travels with the team to Ukraine. 
  • Jean-Kévin Augustin will miss out on the game due to a stomach bug. It is unclear whether he will return to the team for Sunday’s fixture. 

  • Marcel Sabitzer will miss the Luhansk game due to an injury to the adductors.
  • Kevin Kampl will not play against Luhansk due to a muscle injury. It remains uncertain if he will be fit to play against Dortmund.
  • Youth team player Erik Majetschak is in the squad for the Luhansk game. 


Europa League Qualification
FC Zorya Luhansk


23th AUG

RB Leipzig
21.30 Uhr
Slavutych-Arena , Zaporizhia

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