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RBL unable to pull off comeback! 2-0 defeat to Liverpool

RB Leipzig out of the Champions League | Liverpool win second-leg again with goals from Salah (70’) and Mané (74’) | Alexander Sørloth hits the crossbar

Mission Champions League ends at the round of 16! RB Leipzig suffered a second 2-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool in Budapest and were knocked out of the Champions League in the round of 16.

RB Leipzig struggled to match the Reds from the very start, but we gradually managed to work their way into the tie. Liverpool had slightly more chances in the first half, but, but our team also had a couple of good chances through Dani Olmo (10') and Emil Forsberg (32').

RBL's best chance of the game came in the 64th minute, when Alexander Sørloth was denied by the crossbar with his header. Shortly after, LFC decided the game with a quickfire double through Mohamed Salah (70') and Sadio Mané (74').

Congratulations to Liverpool, who were the deserved winners in each leg.

Nevertheless, we can be incredibly proud of only our third season in the Champions League.

We came second in a 'group of death' with Manchester United, Paris-Saint Germain and Istanbul Başakşehir.

This is the second time we've made it into the top 16 teams in Europe.
 
And we want to give it another go on the international stage again next season.

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Highlights:

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4th minute: The Reds take the control of the early play and enjoy the first spell of possessin around the opposition area. Thiago looks to play in Mohamed Salah in the area, Kevin Kampl is there to block.
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10th minute: Liverpool remain the more active side, but the first real chance falls to Leipzig. Christopher Nkunku gets the ball from Emil Forsberg and plays a defence-splitting pass to Dani Olmo, who is denied by LFC goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
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19th minute: Péter Gulácsi keeps the scores level, deflecting a header from Diogo Jota over the bar with a world-class save.
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24th minute: Another great chance for Liverpool! Thiago plays in Salah with a long ball and the attacker goes one-on-one with Gulácsi, who stands talle and denies the Liverpool attack again. Sadio Mané gets to the rebound but isn't able to head well amid pressure from Gulácsi, Kampl and Nkunku.
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32nd minute: Leipzig answer back with a pair of chances. Kampl strikes from 20 meters, it's well-directed but lacks power and Alisson has no trouble making the save. Forsberg's attempt to the bottom right corner misses the post by just inches.
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41st minute: Gulácsi again! Liverpool hit with a lightning-quick counter, Jota looks to apply the finish - but our goalkeeper finishes on top once again.
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45+1st minute: Side netting! After a long ball, Upamecano is unable to properly clear, but Jota is unable to hit the target from a tight angle.
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55th minute: Alexander Sørloth replaces Kampl at the break and the team have a bit more of a spring in their step in the second half. The first chance of the second half falls to Liverpool, but Jota again fails to beat Gulácsi, with the flag being up anyway.
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60th minute: Head coach Nagelsmann makes a double change. Hee-chan Hwang (Poulsen) and Justin Kluivert (Forsberg) enter the fray. Hwang has an effort soon after coming on, but misses the target from the edge of the area.
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70th minute: Goal for Liverpool: Just as the Leipzig pressure increases, the Reds hit on the counter and finish efficiently. Salah with the goal to give his side the lead.
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74th minute: Goal for Liverpool: Substitute Divock Origi crosses from the right into the box, where Mané finishes to double his side's lead.

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