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Disappointing restart! RBL and Freiburg share the points

A draw to restart the Bundesliga! RB Leipzig drops points at home to SC Freiburg.

Leipzig started well, and quickly gained control of the match. The Bulls were on the front foot from the off and chances weren't hard to come by. Nkunku forced SCF keeper Alexander Schwolow into a save (9') early on. But Freiburg recovered from an early onslaught, and took the lead through Manuel Gulde (34'). The guests went close to doubling their lead as Christian Guenter's shot slid past the post (44').

Leipzig made one change at the break; Nagelsmann sent on young Englishman Ademola Lookman in place of defender Nordi Mukiele. The substitute missed a guilt edge chance (56'), however; a theme of Leipzig's afternoon. Schwolow denied Timo Werner (72'), and Yussuf Poulsen headed wide just a minute later. But Leipzig's number nine redeemed himself. Kevin Kampl's deep cross was met well by the Dane, whose looping header nestled in the back of the net (77'). Neither side could find a winner, though Freiburg came closest. The Breisgau club had a goal ruled out for offside in the dying moments of a difficult afternoon for the Bulls.


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The Leipzig line-up

Highlights:

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Safety first in the Red Bull Arena! Airport stairs to help socially distance...
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... and disinfectant on the edge of the pitch.
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Kevin is back! Nagelsmann names the Slovene in his starting XI after a lengthy absence through injury.
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The restart kicks off! The Bulls are back after a two-month break.
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2': The Bulls' first chance! Konrad Laimer finds some space on the edge of the box and lets fly. The Austrian's shot is not far wide of the post.

5': First chance for Freiburg. Christian Günter is free down the left. His crossed is calmly caught by Peter Gulácsi.

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7': Christopher Nkunku picks up the ball and fires goalwards. Alexander Schwolow gets down quickly and makes the save.
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14': Pete throws long to Timo, who puts the hammer down and drives into shooting range. Werner's shot is saved and Konni Laimer is unable to turn home the rebound.
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32': A goal out of nothing for SC Freiburg! Manuel Gulde's deft flick at the corner finds the back of the net. 0-1
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Offensive change at the break: Ademola Lookman on for Nordi Mukiele.
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50': Chance for Freiburg. Grifo dribbles into the Leipzig box and shoots, but Lukas Klostermann is there to make the block.
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52': Halste unleashes from distance. Schwolow makes another good save...
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55': The game is being played at a high tempo now. Angeliño heads Schmid's cross away to safety.

69': Leipzig substitution. Marcel Sabitzer on for Tyler Adams.

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72': Timo's dangerous shot is saved by Schwolow. The Freiburg stopper is having a great game.
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73': Leipzig are fighting hard for the equaliser! Poulsen is put off at the last minute and his shot flies over.
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77': GOAL FOR RBL! Kampl crosses to Poulsen, who leaps hghest and directs his header into the back of the net! 1-1

81': Patrik Schick on for Christopher Nkunku!

88': Substitute Patrik Schick can't finish an inch perfect cross. Agonising for the home side.

 

90'+3: Drama at the death! Koch has the ball in the back of the net, but VAR spotted an offside in the build-up. No goal, it ends 1-1.

 

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