Victory in the first game of the year! RB Leipzig defeat VfB Stuttgart 1-0. Thanks to a strong second-half performance and a goal from Dani Olmo, Leipzig end the day top of the Bundesliga.
In the third minute, it looked like the new year would start the same was last year ended: with a goal from Angeliño! The full back tested Stuttgart’s goalkeeper Gregor Kobel, who had an impressive game. VfB’s number one pulled of a number of good saves in addition to denying Emil Forbserg from the penalty spot (23’). Leipzig were the better side for the remainder of the first half, despite a lack of clear chances at either end.
After the break, RBL enjoyed more chances and put the hosts’ defence under pressure. In the 67th minute, the "Spanish Connection" linked up to open the scoring. Angeliño crossed to the back post, where Dani Olmo finished through the legs of Kobel. In a wild ending to the game with chances at both ends, Leipzig held on to secure the victory, especially thanks to an impressive save from Péter Gulácsi, who recorded another clean sheet on his 200th competitive game for the club.