RBL beat VfB Stuttgart 2-0 at home

Orban and Augustin get on the score sheet for RBL's second win of the season | Strong performance from Die Roten Bullen against a mostly nullified Stuttgart attack | 32,187 fans watch on in the Red Bull Arena | Halstenberg returns to the starting XI

With their second win of the season, a well-deserved 2-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart, Die Roten Bullen climbed to eighth in the table on Matchday 5.

The match, played out in front of 32.187 spectators in the Red Bull Arena, started off slowly. RBL had more possession, but weren't able to create many chances. This changed after 20 minutes, with both Timo Werner and Kevin Kampl going close, before team captain Willi Orban finally broke the deadlock on the stroke of halftime with a rebound from Kevin Kampl's strike.

Die Roten Bullen took this momentum with them into the second half and created a wealth of great chances. Stuttgart keeper Ron-Robert Zieler and the post of the Stuttgart goal managed to keep RBL out, before Jean-Kévin Augustin finally put the game to bed with a fine strike from the edge of the box in the 80th minute, making it 2-0.


Team News

RBL played their midweek fixture against Stuttgart under the floodlights of the Red Bull Arena.
Die Roten Bullen's first sight of goal came in the 23rd minute, when Timo Werner poked Nordi Mukiele's fine cross just wide.
Stuttgart Coach Tayfun Korkut saw his team's first chance on goal after 37 minutes. Borna Sosa crossed to Mario Gómez, whose shot was blocked by a valiant challenge from Willi Orban.
Orban went on to make his mark at the other end just before the stroke of half time, converting Kevin Kampl's rebounded shot.
Werner thought he had scored a fantastic solo goal in the 58th minute, but it was ruled offside after a video review.
Jean-Kévin Augustin made an immediate impact when he came on, hitting the post before going on to score just moments later.
Collecting Marcel Halstenberg's cross, the Frenchman found room to curl an unstoppable shot into the bottom right corner, making it 2-0.

A confident and assured display guaranteed Die Roten Bullen their second win of the season. Convincing performances both up front and at the back mean that Ralf Rangnick's team left the Red Bull Arena with three important points.

Bundesliga, Matchday 5
RB Leipzig


26th September

VfB Stuttgart
Attendance 32,187
Red Bull Arena , Leipzig

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