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Incredible! Alexander Sørloth wins it in 4-3 victory in Istanbul!

Sørloth scores winner for RBL in added time | Poulsen, Mukiele and Olmo on scoresheet for dominant Leipzig | Kahveci keeps his side in it with hat trick | RBL secure minimum third place finish | Upamecano suspended for next game

What a game! After a 4-3 victory away to Istanbul Basaksehir, RBL celebrate their third win of Group H thanks to a match winning goal from Alexander Sörloth.

 
The result was a close one, but Leipzig were the dominant side throughout the game and created a high amount of chances. Yussuf Poulsen deflected a long shot past the goalkeeper (26'), before Nordi Mukiele doubled the lead (42').
 
However, one man made RBL work for their victory: Irfan Can Kahveci. The midfielder cut Leipzig's two goal lead in half on two occassions (45.+2, 72.) before leveling the game at 3-3 (85'). Leipzig's third goal came through Dani Olmo (66'). Alexander Sörloth was the hero, finding the back of the net to put Leipzig ahead once again in the second minute of injury time.
 
It was a nervy game! However, RBL have guaranteed international football by securing at least third place in the group. Next up is Manchester United (kick-off: 21:00 CET) as Die Roten Bullen look to qualify for the Champions League knockout round!

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3rd minute: Strong start from the Roten Bullen! Emil Forsberg is unable to find the target after nice interplay between Amadou Haidara and Nordi Mukiele (3') …
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… and one minute later, Nordi Mukiele tests goalkeeper Mert Günok with a good header from a corner. (4').
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12th minute: Next chance! Forsberg delivers a free kick into the box, Yussuf Poulsen volleys goalwards. Günok gets a hand to it to deny RBL a deserved lead.
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18th minute: Basaksehir pose a threat of their own. Irfan Can Kahveci narrowly misses the target (15'). At the other end of the field, Forsberg can only fire into the side netting (18').
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26th minute, GOOOALL FOR RBL: Marcel Sabitzer tries one from 20 metres and his shot deflects twice. Yussuf Poulsen gets the final touch to beat the goalkeeper and open the scoring. A meaningful goal for Yussi - his first in the UCL..
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37th minute: Istanbul almost equalise! Demba Ba fires off a short from close range, but Péter Gulácsi shows his quality once again and manages to parry for a corner..
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42nd minute, GOOAAL FOR RBL: We keep going! Forsberg dribbles forward and plays a square ball into the path of Mukiele. Nordi hits it first time with his left foot across the goalkeeper into the far corner..
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Nordi Mukiele's first goal of the season and also our full back's first ever in the Champions League.
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45+3rd Minute, goal for Istanbul: Istanbul take a short corner, Irfan Can picks up on the low ball and curls a strong shot into the bottom left corner..
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A good performance from the boys, with a lot clicking in attack. Istanbul are keeping themselves in it, with an important 45 minutes ahead!
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55th minute: The hosts up the ante in the second half and have the first big chance. Edin Visca hits a square ball over the bar from a narrow angle..
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61st minute: Almost the third! Olmo dances round opposition before finding Mukiele in space, who crosses to Forsberg – Günok pulls off a fantastic save.
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66th minute, GOOOAAL FOR RBL: Now it is! The Spanish connection! Angelino flicks it into the path of Dani Olmo with the outside of the boot…
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… who cuts inside his man and fires in at the near post to make it 3-1.

72th minute, goal for Istanbul:
The game isn't over yet. Irfan Can Kahveci is free to shoot again from the edge of the area, and fires another left footed shot into the left corner. 3-2.

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86th minute, goal for Istanbul: Unbelievable. With a free kick on the edge of the area, Kahveci steps up and smashes it in off the underside of the bar. Shortly before, Poulsen looped an effort over the goalkeeper but was denied by the post (79').

90th minute:
Our team will never give up! Istanbul goalkeeper punches a Sabitzer freekick straight into the head of substitute Alexander Sörloth, and the ball rebounds straight onto the crossbar. 

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90+2nd minute, GOOOAAL FOR RBL: YESSS! What an ending! Poulsen and Sörloth with some nice interplay on the attack…
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… Sörloth receives the ball on the edge of the area and powers a left-footed drive past the goalkeeper. Shortly after, the whistle is blown and a crazy game comes to an end. A deserved victory for RB Leipzig!
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The boss and the match winner.

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