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RB Leipzig and Fortuna Düsseldorf draw 1-1 in hotly-contested game

Augustin equalises after Fortuna take the lead through Zimmermann | Péter Gulásci makes his 100th competitive appearance | Next home match against Hannover 96 on the 15th September

After last Sunday’s 4-1 loss to start the season, Die Roten Bullen were looking to bounce back with a win at home in the Red Bull Arena.

Gulácsi in fine form

The first half set the tempo for a lively game in which neither team budged an inch. Peter Gulásci put in a fine display in his 100th competitive appearance for the club, stopping Marvin Duksch scoring from six yards out. Meanwhile, Timo Werner, Kevin Kampl and Emil Forsberg all came close to scoring at the other end.

Augustin gets the equaliser

Fortuna took the lead straight after the break through Matthias Zimmermann’s finish. Die Roten Bullen raised the tempo in response and took control of the game, putting pressure on their opponents. The equaliser came in the 68th minute, when Jean-Kévin Augustin latched onto Nordi Mukiele’s cross, making it 1-1.

Leipzig had further chances after scoring, with Werner hitting the post and Matheus Cunha putting the ball just wide after a superb overhead kick. Despite their efforts, the match finished a draw, in what was a hotly-contested encounter.

Ralf Rangnick:

  • "We found it difficult to find our rhythm in the first half. I'm most annoyed with the goal we conceded, because we gave them too much space. We had hoped for more today. Still, well done to Fortuna.

    I can't criticise the attitude and moral of my team in the slightest. But the whole team must defend better. There are still negatives - while some players were very good, others are still not at the level they once were at."

 

Match Facts

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Almost 35.000 fans cheered RBL on in the Red Bull Arena.
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The game was hotly-contested from the off.
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Péter Gulácsi put in a fine display in his 100th competitive appearance for the club.
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The guests took the lead through Matthias Zimmermann in the 47th minute.
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Despite going behind, Die Roten Bullen kept on fighting.
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Jean-Kévin Augustin received the ball from Nordi Mukiele's cross in the 68th minute.
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He slotted in past Düsseldorf keeper Michael Rensing to make it 1-1.
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Die Roten Bullen searched for a winner, with Timo Werner hitting the post in the 77th minute.
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Fortuna also persisted, forcing Gulásci into more saves before the end.
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The game eventually finished in a 1-1 draw. After the international break, RBL welcome Hannover 96 to the Red Bull Arena.

Team News

Bundesliga, Matchday 2
RB Leipzig

1-1

2nd September

Fortuna Düsseldorf
Attendance: 34,975
Red Bull Arena , Leipzig

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