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Advantage RBL after 1-0 away win over Spurs

Strong first-half performance with almost 65 percent possession | Werner scores the decider from the penalty spot after a foul on Laimer | Away goal and aggregate advantage for the second leg

What a result for RBL in London! Die Roten Bullen put in a strong away performance at Tottenham Hotspur to claim a 1-0 advantage after the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie. Over 3,000 travelling Leipzig fans celebrated a memorable win, secured via the penalty spot by Timo Werner.

Julian Nagelsmann's side were very much on top in the first half, with almost 65 percent possession in the opening 45 minutes. RBL burst out of the starting gates, with both Angelino and Timo Werner unlucky not to open the scoring inside 90 seconds. Tottenham grew into the game as it progressed, but Jose Mourinho's side were more focused on defensive stability.

The flow of the match changed a little after the break, with Spurs offering more of a threat and Péter Gulácsi having to make some good saves. The breakthrough came for RBL though when Timo Werner converted a penalty shortly before the hour mark. Patrik Schick also had a golden chance to add to the away goals tally, but like Gulácsi at the other end, Hugo Lloris was on form to keep Spurs in the tie, although it's very much advantage Leipzig for the return fixture at the Red Bull Arena on Tuesday, 10th March.

Line-ups

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Julian Nagelsmann makes two changes; Christopher Nkunku returns, Ethan Ampadu starts in a back three.
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Over 3,000 RBL fans travelled to London!

Match facts

Highlights:

1': Patrik Schick with the first chance almost from kick-off; his shot is just wide of the post.

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2': Timo Werner's shot is blocked. The ball comes to Angelino, who unleashes a shot. The shot hits the post; close!
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8': First chance for Spurs. The ball goes through Nordi Mukiele's legs and finds its way to Steven Bergwijn. Péter Gulácsi shows great reflexes to deny the Dutchman.
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17': Schick rises the highest to meet Nkunku's corner, but his header is just wide.
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36': Schick holds the ball up well and lays it off to Konrad Laimer. The Austrian feeds Werner, whose ensuing shot is saved by Hugo Lloris.
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45'+2: A strong half of football for the Bulls is over; an away goal is still lacking. 0-0 at half time.
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47': Serge Aurier's ball in finds Lucas Moura. Gulácsi is quick to get down and parry it away!
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58': GOAL FOR RBL! Konrad Laimer is brought down in the box; penalty! Werner steps up and converts - 1-0!
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There's the all-important away goal!
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62': Angelino is in space and delivers a great ball into the box. Werner lets it run through his legs, but Schick can only hit Lloris.
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73': Giovani Lo Celso takes a freekick, Gulácsi tips it around the post. A world class save!
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86': Erik Lamela has a go from a freekick this time. Gulácsi is once again alert to the danger; another great save!
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90'+6: Full time! RB Leipzig take a deserved 1-0 lead into the second leg, which will take place 10th March.

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