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3-0 victory! Leipzig reach round of 16

Dominant performance from RB Leipzig | Willi Orban (11'), Yussuf Poulsen (75') und Angelino (82') fire RBL to next round | Third-round draw on 3rd January

Perfect end to a great year of football! RB Leipzig defeated FC Augsburg 3-0 in what was their 43rd competitive game of 2020 in the second round of the DFB-Pokal and book their place in the round of 16.
 
The boys were unplayable in the opening 25 minutes and Willi Orban headed in the opener. It could have been more, with Leipzig creating numerous chances to score.
 
The Roten Bullen continued where they left off after the break and goals from Yussuf Poulsen (75') and Angelino (82') completed the 3-0 victory.
 
The round-of-16 draw will be made on 3rd January from 17:30 CET, with the games to be played on the 2nd and 3rd February.

Statistics

+++ Match facts +++

  • Angelino assisted the first goal for Willi Orban, before scoring the third goal. The full back has now scored in all competitions and leads the team with 14 goal involvements (8 goals, 6 assists).
     
  • Yussuf Poulsen scored his second goal in the DFB-Pokal this season.
     
  • Dani Olmo assisted the second goal for Poulsen and now has 6 assists across all competitions (most in team).
     
  • Péter Gulácsi recorded another clean sheet and now has nine clean sheets for the 20/21 season.
     
  • Lazar Samardzic came on as an 88th-minute substitute to make his return after being infected with COVID-19.
     
  • Youth talents: Eric Martel made his professional debut in the 88th minute; Dennis Borkowski made his DFB-Pokal debut.
     
  • Lukas Klostermann returned to the matchda squad after two months out through injury.
     
  • RBL have reached the DFB-Pokal round of 16 for the fourth time.

Lineups

Highlights

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5th minute: Strong start from the boys! Marcel Sabitzer has the first effort with a shot from 16 metres, which flies narrowly over the crossbar.
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10th minute: Another attack! Dani Olmo and Angelino combine to break the FCA defence and Angelino crosses to the far post, where Nordi Mukiele heads towards goal. Augsburg goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz pulls off a strong save.
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11th minute, GOOOAAL FOR RBL! Angelino's cross is on the money, Willi Orban is unmarked and heads perfectly to open the scoring.
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21st minute: No letting uüp! Mukiele plays in Marcel Halstenberg, whose header is off target.
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27th minute: The reliable Sabitzer find Angelino in space, the full back rockets one into the side netting.
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39th minute: The team allow Augsburg into the game a little, but remain secure at the back. The chances keep coming for RBL – Forsberg misses by inches after a counter attack.
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41st minute: And it's RBL again! Haidara shoots from a narrow angle and Gikiewicz parries behind for what is the eighth corner.
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50th minute: Even after the change of ends, the boys remain on it. Kampl is free, but shoots straight at Gikiewicz …
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… and the goalkeeper also denies Forsberg (52'). Olmo also misses from a promising position (54').
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63th minute: Yussuf Poulsen replaces Emil Forsberg. Yussi would go on to score the second goal!
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75th minute, GOOOAAL FOR RBL! Olmo splays it into Poulsen, who turns and shoots low through the legs of Felix Uduokhai into the bottom corner.
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82nd minute, GOOOAAL FOR RBL: Angelinos corner is defended, but the full back picks up the ball again on the right and fires into the top left corner - what a goal!
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90. Minute: As the game comes to a close, Péter Gulácsi is on hand with a couple of saves to keep the clean sheet intact.

Auf geht's Leipzig!

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