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RBL run out 2-1 winners against PSG!

Di Maria puts the visitors ahead (6') | Gulácsi saves a penalty | Nkunku (42') and Forsberg (59') turn things around | PSG have two players sent off | RBL pick up second win to move into second place in Group H

An important win in the Champions League group stage! With a narrow, but deserved 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig have moved into second place in Group H. It was Leipzig's second win in their third group stage game.
 
Our team needed some time to find their way into the game, falling behind early on through a goal from Angel di Maria (6'). 
 
Péter Gulácsi denied di Maria from the spot shortly after (16'). Leipzig continued to improve as the game progressed, showing a great fighting spirit. 
 
Christopher Nkunku scored the equaliser shortly before half with a great shot from range (42'). In the 57th minute, Emil Forsberg stepped up to convert a penalty after a hand ball in the box, with his strike proving to be the winning one. 

Lineups

 +++ Team news +++

  • Christopher Nkunku scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League when he equalised to make it 1-1.
     
  • Emil Forsberg scored his seventh UCL goal (RBL record) when he converted a penalty to put Leipzig 2-1 ahead.
     
  • Amadou Haidara returned to the starting XI after recovering from the Coronavirus. 
     
  • Nordi Mukiele also returned to the lineup after time out with a muscle strain.
     
  • Tyler Adams also picked up minutes after a spell on the sidelines with injury.
     
  • The PSG game came too early for Marcel Halstenberg who is recovering from an adductor injury.

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Highlights:

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Kick-off: Ibrahima Konaté, Nordi Mukiele, Amadou Haidara, Christopher Nkunku and Emil Forsberg all return to the starting XI as head coach Julian Nagelsmann makes five changes..
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6th minute, goal for PSG: The worst possible start for RBL. Moise Kean picks up on a backpass from Dayot Upamecano and plays into Angel di Maria, who beats Péter Gulácsi to put the guests ahead.
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The team wore the new RBL Anthem jacket for the UEFA Champions League anthem, which is available now in the online shop!
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7th minute: Almost an instant reply from RBL! Amadou Haidara is denied from five metres by Keylor Navas, before Angelino volleyed towards goal and the PSG goalkeeper does fantastically to deny him.
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16th minute: The defence are finding it hard to cope with di Maria and PSG. The guests are awarded a penalty after a shot from Sarabia strikes the hand of Upamecano...
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… but Gulácsi saves us and does brilliantly to prevent di Maria's penalty from finding the back of the net.
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30th minute: Things are starting to click more in attack – just the final pass is missing. Defensively there is still slight cause for concern - the ball is in the back of the net twice but the RBL offside trap works perfectly and the two goals are ruled out (38', 40').
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42nd minute, GOOOAAAL FOR RBL: The boys up the ante and it is a deserved goal! Angelino gets forward and receives possession before firing across the edge of the box...
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... where Nkunku hits it into the bottom left corner to level the game! A very important goal just before half time.
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53rd minute: Leipzig start the second half well and the first chance falls to Emil Forsberg! The Sweden international surges forward and impressively beats his man, but can only fire his shot over the bar.
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57th minute, GOOOOAALL FOR RBL: This time it's RBL with a penalty! Presnel Kimpembe is penalised for handball from an Angelino cross and after a VAR check, a penalty is awarded.
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Emil Forsberg steps up and converts coolly into the bottom left corner to put RBL deservedly ahead.
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69th minute, red card for PSG: Paris begin to commit more and more fouls. Idrissa Gueye receives his marching orders after picking up a second yellow card and the guests will have to see the game out with ten men.
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75th minute: A number of changes for both sides, for RBL it is Benjamin Henrichs, Yussuf Poulsen, Tyler Adams and Justin Kluivert who take the field.
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75th minute: A number of changes for both sides, for RBL it is Benjamin Henrichs, Yussuf Poulsen, Tyler Adams and Justin Kluivert who take the field.
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90+3rd minute: Leipzig with the next chance again! Kluivert attacks on the counter but his pass doesn't find Poulsen perfectly, and the attacker gets dispossessed. At the other end of the pitch, the defence hold their own and block efforts from di Maria and Kean.
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90+5th minute: Another red card for the guests! This time it is Presnel Kimpembe, who has to leave the field after his second yellow card for a foul on Poulsen. Shortly after, the whistle is blown! Done! A fantastic win!
Champions League - Group Stage: Matchday 3
RB Leipzig

2-1

4th November

Paris Saint-Germain
21:00 CET
RB Arena , Leipzig

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