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2-1 loss to Union Berlin

Bundesliga Matchday 34 | RB Leipzig lose after taking the lead in front of 2,000 fans | Justin Kluivert opens scoring (53') | Max Kruse with added time winner

RB Leipzig concede late goal and fall to 2-1 defeat in Berlin. 2,000 fans at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei witnessed a slow start to the game, with few chances at either end. Musa hit the post for Union, while Emil Forsberg and Hee-chan Hwang were each denied by Andreas Luthe in quick succession.
 
The Bulls brought momentum after the break and substitute Christopher Nkunku had an instant impact. Just moments after coming on, the midfielder slotted in Justin Kluivert, who sided Luthe and finished into the open goal to give RBL the lead. The home side answered through Marvin Friedrich, who volleyed in a corner to equalise (67‘).
 
A flurry of RBL chances came to nothing, Union keeper Luthe on hand to prevent his side falling behind again on multiple occasions. In added time, Max Kruse found himself in space in the area and put the guests ahead and succumbed the Bulls to a 2-1 defeat.

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Welcome back! We take on Union Berlin in front of around 2,000 fans at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei for the final game of the season.
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It’s come full circle for Julian Nagelsmann. Two years ago, he faced Union Berlin in his first league game in charge of RB Leipzig.
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22-year-old Josep Martínez is making his debut for RB Leipzig.
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Referee Guido Winkmann gets the game underway!
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We’re through the opening quarter of an hour, with few chances at either end so far.
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22nd minute: A corner for Union leads to some danger in the six yard box. Martínez punches away.
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33rd minute: Union hit the post! The home side bear down on goal, with three men attacking the area. Lenz gets the ball to Musa, whose shot hits the outside of the post.
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37th minute: Marcel Sabitzer tries one from distance, but his effort goes over the bar.
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44th minute: What a chance! Emil Forsberg and Hee-chan Hwang are both denied by goalkeeper Luthe, before Sabitzer’s shot from the edge of the area goes wide.
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52nd minute: That could have been it! Kampl’s free kick is met by Upamecano, but his header goes wide.
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55th minute: GOAL! Nkunku with a quick transition after Union lose possession and Justin Kluivert gets onto the pass…
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.. before rounding the goalkeeper and finishing! That’s Justin’s second goal In as many games.
67th minute: Union equalise. Marvin Friedrich impressively volleys a corner first time past Martinez in goal.
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73rd minute: Nkunku again! The Frenchman shoots from outside the area, but the ball goes wide to the right of the goal.
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86th minute: Luthe stops us again! Subsititute Sørloth gets the ball at the back post and heads on goal, but the Union goalkeeper palms it off the line.
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90th minute: Unbelievable! Max Kruse scores and puts Union 2-1 ahead in what are the final seconds. Union claim all three points and will be playing in Europe next season.

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