First game, first win - RBL triumph 4-0 in Berlin

RBL start the Bundesliga season with a win against Union Berlin | Marcel Halstenberg (16'), Marcel Sabitzer (31'), Timo Werner (41') and Christopher Nkunku (69') all get on the scoresheet

Opening victory! RBL comfortably beat 1. FC Union Berlin (4-0) away from home in a sensational first game of the Bundesliga season. 

After a quiet first quarter of an hour, Marcel Halstenberg scored the opener. Finding himself completely unmarked on the left-hand side of the penalty area, he curled the ball into the top corner. Following Lukas Klostermann's disallowed goal via VAR, Marcel Sabitzer (31') and Timo Werner (41') gave us a commanding 3-0 half-time lead. 

In the second half, Union Berlin played better and put us under more pressure. Nevertheless, Christopher Nkunku marked his Bundesliga debut with a goal (69') shortly after coming on and made it 4-0 at full time.

Team news

Marcel Sabitzer was involved in all four goals, scoring one and providing the assist for three.

Match facts

Christopher Nkunku impressed off the bench again, finding the back of the net just a couple of minutes after his substitution and stunning the Union defence with his pace.


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