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2-0 victory for RBL against Celtic

38,126 fans watch on as Die Roten Bullen deliver a brilliant Europa League performance | Cunha and Bruma both score four minutes apart | RBL in second place in Group B

It was a successful evening for RBL, as they took the points in a deserved 2-0 win against Celtic in the Red Bull Arena, watched on by 38,126 spectators. The victory tightens Die Roten Bullen’s hold on second place in Group B.

After a balanced opening 20 minutes, RBL took control of the game and went 1-0 up in the 31st minute, when Matheus Cunha fired home from the middle of the penalty area. The lead was doubled just four minutes later when Bruma slotted the ball in, making it 2-0 at the break.

The second half was a quieter affair, despite RBL hitting the post twice after shots from Konrad Laimer and Jean-Kévin Augustin. Ultimately, the Bulls remained on top until the end and claimed three well-deserved points.

 

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Ibrahima Konaté, Diego Demme and Emil Forsberg were absent as Ralf Rangnick made nine changes from last time out...
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...the starting XI posing for a squad photograph before the game in a smoke-filled Red Bull Arena.

Highlights:

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It was a balanced match to begin with, although Celtic had the first clear chance on goal when Odsonne Edouard shot wide in the eighth minute.
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By the 15th minute it was clear that the game would be won by controlling the wings, as this was where the most space was. Neither side had taken complete control at this point, however.
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RBL had their first good chance in the 26th minute, when Matheus Cunha blazed over after good work from Jean-Kévin Augustin on the flank.
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Leipzig went 1-0 up in the 31st minute, when Cunha turned and shot from the middle of the box.
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It was 2-0 just four minutes later, when Bruma slotted home after a good run from Marcelo Saracchi on the left wing.
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Kampl had a chance as soon as the match resumed, but his shot flew just wide of the target...
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...and RBL were unlucky not to score again when Augustin hit the post in the 64th minute.
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18-year-old Erik Majetschak came on in the 83rd minute to get some Europa League experience under his belt.
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It was a deserved win for Die Roten Bullen at full time.
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The fans once again played a crucial role in creating a brilliant atmosphere inside the Red Bull Arena.

Team News

Europa League Group Stage
RB Leipzig

2-0

25th October

Celtic
Attendance 38,126
Red Bull Arena , Leipzig

All ready for the Europa League!

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