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Angelino brace secures 2-0 win over Başakşehir

Angelino (16' 20') shoots RB Leipzig to victory on opening day of UEFA Champions League | RBL top Group H | Ibrahima Konaté makes return from injury

Perfect start to the UEFA Champions League! Thanks to a brace from Angelino, the Roten Bullen secured a 2-0 victory over Istanbul Başakşehir in front of 999 fans at the RB Arena, to occupy top spot in Group H of the UEFA Champions League.
 
RBL displayed great attacking football from the first minute and quickly took the lead through two fantastic goals from Angelino (16', 20'), but the visitors were up to the fight and were constantly a threat on the counter. A lot of the second-half play was in the middle of the field with chances at each end limited. The two-goal lead was never in doubt and the Roten Bullen secured their first three points of the new campaign.
 
Next Wednesday (28th October), RBL face an away trip to Manchester United, who also got off to a successful start with a 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain.

 

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Willi Orban, Kevin Kampl and Yussuf Poulsen came into the starting XI.

Overview

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4th minute: The team has started the game well and has the first chance of the game, but Angelino is unable to make proper contact with a cross.
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9th minute: Next chance for RBL! Basaksehir goalkeeper Mert Günok saves Dayot Upamecano's header. At the other end, Upa is on hand to intercept the ball from the foot of Enzo Crivelli.
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16th minute – GOOOAAAL FOR RBL: Yussuf Poulsen brings down a long ball, Kevin Kampl plays it perfectly in to Angelino, who controls it perfectly and turns his man, before firing with his left foot past the goalkeeper. 1-0!
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20th minute – GOOOAAL FOR RBL: Angelino doubles his tally! Poulsen wins possession off the defender, Christopher Nkunku plays the ball first time into Angelino, who strikes into the back of the net.
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20th minute – GOOOAAL FOR RBL: Angelino doubles his tally! Poulsen wins possession off the defender, Christopher Nkunku plays the ball first time into Angelino, who strikes into the back of the net.
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29th minute: The boys continue to attack! Dani Olmo tests Günok from distance, and Angelino volley an Nkunku corner into the side netting.
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Half time: RBL reduce the pressure for the final 15 minutes, allowing the guests a little more space to attack. Başakşehir are however unable to get on the scoresheet.
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60th minute: RBL are controlling the game, with the first real chance of the half falling to substitute Hee-chan Hwang.
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65th minute: Comeback for Ibrahima Konaté! The centre back makes his return from injury after three and a half months out, replacing Upamecano who is on a yellow card.
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69th minute: Substitute Tyler Adams has a go from 20 metres and forces the Basaksehir goalkeeper into action once again.
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81st minute: Başakşehir attempt to get on the scoresheet for the first time, but the RBL defence holds firm to see out the victory.

Statistics

RB Leipzig

2:0

20th October

İstanbul Başakşehir FK
21:00 CEST
RB Arena , Leipzig

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