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RBL suffer heavy 5-0 defeat in Manchester

RB Leipzig suffer defeat on Matchday 2 of UEFA Champions League | Greenwood (21'), Rashford (74', 77', 90+2') and Martial (86') on the scoresheet

Nothing to take back from Manchester! RBL fell to a heavy 5-0 defeat against Manchester United in the second group-stage game of the UEFA Champions League and fell to third place in Group H. The home side were solid in defence and clinical in attack over the 90 minutes. Mason Greenwood brought the English side ahead (21'). For the next 50 minutes, the scores remained the same until Marcus Rashford scored two quick-fire goals to increase the hosts' lead (74', 77'). Anthony Martial (86') scored a penalty before Rashford (90+2') completed his hat-trick.
 
Congratulations to Manchester United, who were the better team tonight. Next up, RB Leipzig will face Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday and will be in search of three important points.

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Highlights

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Ibrahima Konaté, Marcel Halstenberg, Dani Olmo and Yussuf Poulsen rejoin the starting XI.
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6': United dominate the opening minutes, with Péter Gulácsi parrying Fred's shot to prevent his side from falling behind early on.
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21': United take the lead through Mason Greenwood, who slips through the RBL defence to stick away Paul Pogba's pass.
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24': Christopher Nkunku records Leipzig's first shot on target! His attempt is kept out by David de Gea and goes out for a corner, but RBL are unable to get on the end of it.
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32': We've found our way into the match and are controlling possession. ManU's defence are able to keep RBL at bay, including a volley by Angelino.
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HT: An intense opening 45 minutes with several strong challenges on both sides. RBL are on the hunt for the breakthrough.
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62': Both Julian Nagelsmann and Ole Gunnar Solskjær bring on fresh legs just after the hour-mark, with the guests bringing on Marcel Sabitzer and Alexander Sørloth while Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay enter the match for the hosts.
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65': Konaté heads on target from close range but de Gea is able to get a hand up just in time to prevent the equaliser.
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70': Bruno Fernandes chips a free-kick into the area as Gulácsi is called upon to make a quick reaction save.
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74': Fernandes plays the ball perfectly into Rashford's path, who keeps his cool to beat Gulácsi one-on-one. 2-0 for ManU.
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77': Another goal for United. RBL lose possession in midfield, as Fernandes sets up Rashford once again.
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86': Marcel Sabitzer fouls Anthony Martial in the box, and the referee points to the spot. Martial leaves Gulácsi with little chance, placing his spot-kick in the bottom left corner.
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90+2': Edinson Canvani sets up Rashford's third of the night to make it 5-0. Game over. Time to regroup and move on.

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