RBL suffered a second home defeat in a row as Olympique Lyon ran out 2-0 victors on Champions League Matchday 2.
The Bulls had the better start and Timo Werner almost found the opener early on (6') but his shot was just wide of the post. The visitors then broke the deadlock against the run of play when Memphis Depay capitalised on a defence error to make it 1-0 (11'). The Leipzig boys took a few minutes to recover their composure after conceding, but soon started to dominate the play again, creating chance after chance. The best chance fell to Werner again but, this time, he shot over the bar (23'). Ibrahima Konaté had to be replaced by Nordi Mukiele as he picked up an injury (25'). Nevertheless, the team continued to push for the equaliser, but Yussuf Poulsen also failed to find the back of the net with his attempt following a rebound off another Werner shot (34'). Despite the hosts' best efforts, the score remained 1-0 at half time.
The team stayed on the front foot in the second half, still chasing the equalising goal. The Lyon defence held firm and the keeper was comfortable dealing with our attempts from range. Indeed, Marcel Sabitzer's powerful strike from outside the area was denied (61'). Martin Terrier then slotted home Lyon's second, again capitalising on a defensive mistake by RBL to make it 2-0. Leipzig still looked like scoring, but Nordi Mukiele failed to turn in substitue Christopher Nkunku's whipped freekick (77'). The introduction of Emil Forsberg also injected some energy into the team. In the end, though, it wasn't enough and the referee blew for full time at 2-0.