RB Leipzig – FC Augsburg 4: 0: RB shoots Europa Cup frustration from the soul

The premier class is calling! Led by Christopher Nkunku, RB Leipzig bravely shrugged off the European Cup blues and shot themselves into pole position in the Champions League race ahead of the season finale. In second place, FC Augsburg won an impressive 4-0 (1-0) on game day 33 of the Bundesliga. And this just three days after he was bitterly eliminated in the Europa League semi-final by the Glasgow Rangers.

After his team impressively made amends for the Europa League shame, Peter Gulacsi spontaneously promised the blissful fans of RB Leipzig free beer for the evening. “We still have two important matches. We count on your support,” the captain said in the direction of the cheering supporters: “We want to make the Champions League ready next week and then we have a big highlight in Berlin where we win the pot. wants to bring to Leipzig. “

Leipzig had previously provided the perfect answer to the bitter ending in the Europa League semi-final against Glasgow Rangers in a 4-0 (1-0) victory over FC Augsburg. The excellent Christopher Nkunku (48th / 57th) shone with his 19th and 20th goals of the season, while Andre Silva (40th) put Leipzig on course in the first round. Emil Forsberg (64./foulelfmeter after video evidence) also cheered later.

With the victory, RB, who had to tremble for first-class ticket after two league defeats, jumped back to fourth place in the table before the 34th match day. With 57 points, RB is two points ahead of fifth SC Freiburg. At the season final next Saturday (15.30), Leipzig and Breisgau, who will also meet in the DFB Cup final on May 21, will be in a long-distance duel for fourth place.

Shortly before the end, RB coach Domenico Tedesco even switched to substitute goalkeeper Philipp Tschauner, who will end his career after this season. “We played really bad and got on the ball. I was a little embarrassed at times that they played the ball out and replaced the goalkeeper. It was a kind of demonstration,” said Augsburg’s Niklas Dorsch DAZN. The midfielder said the defeat was definitely deserved, even in terms of height.

After the sober trip to Scotland during the week, RB boss Oliver Mintzlaff had Sunday in Sport1 double pass confident with regard to first-class. “I’m convinced we will make it,” he said. Coach Domenico Tedesco changed four positions. Forsberg, who had sat on the bench for 90 minutes in Glasgow, started i.a.

But the guests made steam in the beginning. After just twelve seconds, Augsburg’s Mads Pedersen was allowed to volley in the penalty area, RB goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi fended off a corner. The hosts were troubled and struggled to find their safety through possession. Leipzig rarely attacked the depths as dangerously as they did in the sixth minute when Silva stumbled a post from Nordi Mukiele completely free.

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