4-0 against FCA: Leipzig on their way to the Champions League

RB Leipzig showed the right reaction to the defeat in Glasgow. Leipzig won 4-0 over FC Augsburg and are again number four.

Leipzig back on course for Champions League: André Silva took the lead just before the break.
IMAGO / Jan Huebner

RB coach Domenico Tedesco made four changes after a 3-1 draw against Glasgow Rangers in the semi-finals of the Europa League: Halstenberg, Mukiele, Forsberg moved in for Angelino, Dani Olmo, Poulsen (all bench) and Gvardiol (knee). irritation) and Silva in start XI.

Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl also rotated four times over the home defeat of 4-1 against 1. FC Köln: Uduokhai, Pedersen, Niederlechner and Günther started for Gumny, Hahn (both on the bench), Iago (bruised knee) and Vargas. The young Günther celebrated his debut in the Bundesliga.

The result from Munich (where VfB Stuttgart scored 2-2), which meant relegation, gave the Fuggerstadt team a wing only in the early stages: Pedersen and Caligiuri scored goals in the first two minutes. Nevertheless, there was the first chance to score on the other side: Silva’s shot created no problems for Gikiewicz (6 ‘).

Leipzig hardly creates chances

Nevertheless, this was a wake-up call: RB then found the game better and better and took control as the match went on. However, they did not initially take advantage of their superiority, also because the guests defended passionately.

Silva scores just before the break

Ten minutes before the break, the hosts pushed FCA further and further into their half and were promptly rewarded with the goal: Silva did better than in the early stages, scoring dryly in the right corner from distance to make it 1-0 at the break. (40 ‘) ..

Nkunku quickly clears things up

After the restart, the Saxons immediately continued the performance shortly before the end of the first half. Especially the duo Mukiele and Nkunku were in brilliant mood in the second half. The two Frenchmen were ready to play just three minutes after the restart: the full-back served Leipzig’s top scorer, who only had to push in.

Leipzig wanted to settle the match quickly and repeatedly combined dangerously into the opposite penalty area against the visitors, who could hardly beat back the defeat. Nkunku tied his brag again just nine minutes after the 2-0 lead after an assist from Mukiele.

But it should be even more bitter for the Fuggerstadt team: Pedersen kicked Mukiele on the ankle after a corner kick – after looking at the video pictures, Bastian Dankert decided for a penalty kick, which Forsberg converted (64) – 4: 0. Despite their superiority as the game progressed, the Red Bulls failed to score.

With the victory, Leipzig jumps back to fourth place and has the Champions League qualification in their own hands. Even if the Augsburgers receive a slap, they can still look forward to staying in the league.

goals and maps

1: 0Silva (40 ‘, right foot)

2-0nkunku (48 ‘, right foot, Mukiele)

3-0nkunku (57 ‘, right foot, Mukiele)

4-0forsberg (65 ‘, penalty kick, right footed shot, Mukiele)

RB Leipzig

Leipzig

FC Augsburg

augsburg

referee team

Bastian Dankert

Bastian Dankert
Rostock

game info

Leipzig will face Arminia Bielefeld on the very last day of the match, which takes place next Saturday (15.30) for all 18 Bundesliga teams. Augsburg has also relegated Fürth as a guest.

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