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2nd place confirmed! 2-2 against Wolfsburg

Bundesliga Matchday 33 | RB Leipzig fight back to record 2-2 draw against VfL Wolfsburg on final home game of season | Maximilian Philipp scores firs-half brace for visitors (11', 45') | Justin Kluivert (51') and Marcel Sabitzer (71') bring RBL back into game | RB Leipzig officially Bundesliga Runners-Up

RBL produce strong comeback to draw 2-2! With a determined second-half performance, the Red Bulls fought back to earn a point against VfL Wolfsburg. The point secured second place in the Bundesliga for Julian Nagelsmann's team.

Both teams saw an open game from the first minute. The visitors from Wolfsburg however created the better chances earlier on and were rewarded with the lead after Maximilian Philipp volleyed in impressively from the edge of the area (12'). After falling behind, the Red Bulls came more and more into the game but were unable to convert their chances into goals. Contrastingly, on the stroke of half time, it was the visitors who struck again, with Philipp getting ahead of Konaté to poke home his second of the game (45').

The second half was controlled by Leipzig. Justin Kluivert scored the first after some impressive individual word (51'), before captain Marcel Sabitzer converted from the penalty spot to deservedly equalise the game (71'). With no more goals at either end, the two sides were handed a point each at the end of what was a hard-fought game.

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Highlights

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Fantastic conditions for football! The Red Bull Arena is glwoing in the evening sunlight ahead of our final home game of the Bundesliga season.
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The last home game of the season is also the team's first Bundesliga match in the new kit.
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Konrad Laimer makes his return to the starting eleven after over eight months out. He is joined by Yussuf Poulsen in returning to the starting XI alongside six others.
6th minute: Close one! Marcel Sabitzer loses possession in front of his own area, and Xaver Schlager finds Ridle Baku, but the U21 international fortunately just misses the target.
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12th minute: Goal Wolfsburg. Maximilian Philipp with an impressive strike! The midfielder receives the ball on the edge of the penalty area, and takes a touch before volleying into the corner, leaving Pete with no chance.
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14th minute: First chance for RBL! A chipped ball to the far post finds Laimer, who has space, but heads the ball just wide of the left-hand post.
24th minute: Wout Weghorst makes his first mark on the game. The Dutchman is played in on the left of the penalty area, cuts inside onto his right and is only denied by the post.
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28th minute: Almost the equaliser! Forsberg passes to Nkunku, who comes close but can't beat the onrushing Koen Casteels.
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29th minute: Next chance for RBL! It's Forbserg again in the area, who plays inside to Willi Orban. The defender's shot is blocked at the last second by Kevin Mbabu.
37th minute: Dangerous free kick for Wolfsburg! Arnold's shot is blocked by the RBL wall. The resulting corner lands at the feet of Weghorst, whose also deflected shot just goes wide of the right-hand post.
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45th minute: A sucker punch just before the break: Baku has too much space on the right and finds Philipp in the area, who gets to the ball just ahead of Ibrahima Konaté and beats Pete to make it 0-2.
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51st minute: KLUIVERT PULLS ONE BACK! A high ball from Sabitzer finds the Dutchman in the Wolfsburg penalty area. He brings the ball down perfectly, does fantastically to wrong-foot Mbabu and create space for himself, before firing past Casteels. Let's keep it up!
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56th minute: RBL again! A cross from the right finds substitute Angelino at the far post. The Spaniard looks to fire at goal from an acute angle, but is blocked by Mbabu. Lukas Klostermann rises highest at the resulting corner, but his header is off-target.
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67th minute: Another long ball to Kluivert, who touches down but allows the ball to get too far away from him. Goalkeeper Casteels comes out and gets to the ball first. It's just one of many RBL chances recently. The equaliser is coming!
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78th minute: GOOOAAALL! After a foul on substitute Amadou Haidara and subsequent VAR review, referee Felix Zwayer points to the spot. Our captain steps up and makes no mistake from the penalty kick for a deserved equaliser. One more now, boys!
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90th minute: RBL are now clearly the side with the momentum! However, Wolfsburg are physically resistant and there are no more real chances at either end.

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