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Forsberg fires Leipzig to 1-0 win over Union!

Emil Forsberg scores the winner in the 70th minute | RBL remain second in table | Win number 10 of the season

Tenth win of the season! With a deserved 1-0 victory against 1. FC Union Berlin, RB Leipzig wend the Hinrunde in second position in the Bundesliga.
 
RBL were the side in control over 90 minutes but the breakthrough took a while due to dome good defence from the away side. Substitute Emil Forsberg finally broke the deadlock with his fourth goal of the season in the 70th minute – the only goal of the game.

Statistics

Team news

  • Emil Forsberg scored the winner with his fourth goal of the season, and opened the scoring for the third time this campaign.
     
  • Dani Olmo set up the goal and now sits on six assists - a team high.
     
  • Forsberg (4+4), Olmo (2+6) und Angelino (4+4) are the players with the most goal involvements on the team.
     
  • Péter Gulácsi recorded his 8th clean sheet in 17 games.
     
  • Lukas Klostermann made his first start since 17th October 2020.

Lineups

Highlights

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15th minute: Leipzig have dominated the opening phase of the game but have been unable to create many goalscoring opportunities against a compact Union defence.
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30th minute: In the opening half an hour, it remains Leipzig on top as the opposition look to break on the counter attack, which is dealt with by the RBL defence.
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38th minute: First big chance for RBL! Sørloth wins the ball in midfield and surges forward before playing in Nkunku…
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… But Christo doesn’t strike the ball well and his effort winds up over the bar.
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57th minute: The opening phase after the break is a similar picture. However, Leipzig increase the pressure and Lukas Klostermann threatens with a header off the back of an Nkunku corner
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64th minute: Second big chance! Sabitzer finds space and plays in Nkunku, who is denied by a strong save from Union goalkeeper Andreas Luthe.
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70th minute: GOAL FOR RBL! Finally the breakthrough! Olmo manages to find space in a swarm of defenders on the edge of the area, and slides a nice pass into substitute Forsberg who takes a touch before striking past Luthe and into the goal!
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82nd minute: That could have been the game! Nkunku plays on to Sørloth who is through on goal but misses the target.
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87th minute: The boys are peppering the goal now. Luthe does brilliantly to stop a Sørloth header before substitute Yussuf Poulsen’s strike goes narrowly wide.
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Full time! Tenth win and eighth clean sheet in the Bundesliga!

We are Leipzig!

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