Vizemister RB Leipzig has prevented a false start to the Europa League thanks to the nervous strength of Emil Forsberg.
The Joker preserved the team of Domenico Tedesco with an ice cold for a faulfämeter (82th) at 2: 2 (1: 1) against Real Sociedad San Sebastian before a bankruptcy in the play-off first leg on the move to the second round. In the fight for the ticket for the next round, Leipzig still has all possibilities at the second leg in Spain on February 24th.
“Important was the second goal to go and do not go into the second leg with a 1: 2,” Tedesco said at the rtl microphone after the game and added: “We want to win the game.” RB is not “not good,” Torschützer Forsberg said, but supplemented, “I think we were the better team over the entire game.”
Previously, Leipzig’s defender Josko Gvardiol was caused by a superfluous handpiel a penalty, the referee Cüneyt Cakir gave to video proof. Mikel Oyarzabal met from the point (64.). Robin Le Normand (8.) had brought the guests early in the lead, Christopher Nkunku (30th) scored 21,113 spectators in the domestic arena. Last week, the Health Office of the city Leipzig had allowed a capacity utilization of 50 percent for the game.
Under ex-coach Jesse Marsch had failed RB in the Champions League group phase, despite the descent to the Europa League, Tedesco had emphasized before the game against San Sebastian: “This is an international game. A competition that is very lucrative in my view and is attractive. ” While the Leipzig in the Bundesliga is back to Königsklassen course as a gable country, you want to “sell well” according to Tedesco in the Europa League.
But the failed first. Although Leipzig had more possession in the first few minutes, Le Normand used the first good opportunity for San Sebastian. The defensive player came to the shot after a flank of Diego Rico. The hosts who had to do without the cold defensive chief Willi Orban, then pressed San Sebastian and again deep in their half. However, RB did not comment against the compact Spaniards. Keeper Mathew Ryan broke the shot of Konrad Laimer (23.).
RB Leipzig: Forsberg keeps the nerves from the point
The offensive efforts of the Saxons finally rewarded Nkunku, who hit a cross from Angelino by head. As a result, Leipzig continued to find the events on the court. The Spaniards, where RB loan Alexander Sörth stood in the starting element, now focused almost exclusively on the defend.
Even after the break, the Leipziger dominated the game, Nkunku (54th) failed at goalkeeper Ryan. The guests tried again more frequently to come to the opposing half. In an enemy corner ball, Gvardiol reached his hand in the air and was so indebted the subsequent penalty, which was given to video proof.
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