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Poulsen fires RBL to 1-0 victory!

Yussuf Poulsen scores the only goal of the game (60') | Second away win of the season | RBL maintain third place

Job done away from home! RB Leipzig defeat TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1-0 and celebrate their second away win of the season.
 
It was an intense game with little action at either goalmouth. The hosts enjoyed the better game for long spells, but Yussuf Poulsen broke the deadlock with what proved to be the only goal of the game on the hour mark.
 
With a strong defence in front of the reliable Péter Gulácsi, the team saw out the victory and remain in third place behind Leverkusen and FC Bayern.
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Wir sind weiter Dritter und nur einen Zähler hinter Spitzenreiter Leverkusen.

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+++ Player news +++

  • Yussuf Poulsen scored his fourth goal of the season, and with three assists leads the team in goal involvements.
     
  • Péter Gulácsi registered a clean sheet for the fifth time this season.
     
  • With just nine goals conceded, Leipzig remain the team with the best defence in the league.
     
  • Willi Orban made his 100th Bundesliga appearance for RB Leipzig.
     
  • Ibrahima Konaté (61') and Justin Kluivert (72') had to leave the game due to injury.

Lineups

Highlights

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6th minute: Both teams look to press, and the first chance falls to Hoffenheim. Andrej Kramaric's effort is no problem for Péter Gulácsi.
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14th minute: Double chance for RBL! Kasim Adams gets in the way of an Angelino cross and almost turns the ball into his own goal (14'). Shortly after, Yussuf Poulsen turns a Sabitzer cross just wide of the post (15').
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23rd minute: The home side is the more active of the two teams. Adams heads a cross from Sebastian Rudy into the side netting (23'); Munas Dabbur is denied by Gulácsi.
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Half time: The game is quiet until the break, with Hoffenheim having more from the game. However, the Leipzig defence holds strong.
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52nd minute: Marcel Halstenberg and Justin Kluivert come on at the break, and the team increases the pressure. Willi Orban closes down a ball in the Hoffenheim box, but the deflection goes wide of the post.
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60th minute, GOOOOALL FOR RBL! Sabitzer flicks on an Angelino cross with his head...
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... and Poulsen side foots it into the far corner for his fourth of the season!
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63rd minute: Leipzig keep coming! This time it's Upamecano with an effort following a corner. TSG keeper Oliver Baumann turns the shot over the bar.
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Hoffenheim are on the search for the equaliser…
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… but the team defend well and allow no more goalscoring opportunities. Three points to take back to Leipzig!

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