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RB Leipzig – SV Werder Bremen 2: 1: last minute win! Nkunku & Co. very close to the Champions League



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RB Leipzig has the Champions League very close in mind. The hosts came back furiously in the 2-1 (0-0) win against Werder Bremen.

The stars of RB Leipzig threw up their arms at the final whistle, Mohamed Simakan raised coach Marco Rose in the air beaming with joy: Thanks to a strong comeback, the Saxons have qualification for the Champions League very close in mind.

Leipzig won 2-1 (0-0) against Werder Bremen in injury time on Sunday and increased the gap in fifth place in the table to four points with two games left.

“This mentality and this will, simply outstanding. I’m really proud of the team,” said match winner Dominik Szoboszlai DAZN. It was the Hungarian who scored the winning goal after Christopher Nkunku’s fantastic preliminary work (90 + 6): “We need a little break now, we’re all broken”.

Bremen’s Bittencourt angry: “It pisses me off”

Captain Willi Orban (87th) had previously leveled the game in front of 47,069 spectators, after the furious final in the Red Bull Arena, Leipzig now hold all the trumps in third place for the premier class qualification. “We got a day off tomorrow and then we’ll prepare for Bayern,” said Szoboszlai.

Werder, on the other hand, for whom Leonardo Bittencourt scored (70th), is still not saved. However, the lead over relegation rank 16 is five points. “There are still six to go. We could have made it clear early, but we just want to win games. We didn’t manage that today, it pisses me off,” said Bittencourt.

Dani Olmo, who recently played furiously, was absent from the Saxons for a short time due to slight muscular problems. RB initially had some trouble with cheeky Bremen players. Leipzig only found a few gaps in the Werder defense, Timo Werner lobbed just over the goal (20th), Konrad Laimer’s shot (21st) was too safe.

Referee Badstübner takes back Leipzig’s opening goal

The guests didn’t hide, but coach Ole Werner’s team lacked precision at first. Leipzig took more and more control of the game, but the top-class offensive led by Nkunku lacked a brilliant idea in the Red Bull Arena. Dominik Szoboszlai boldly took a corner directly on goal, but failed on the post (42nd).

Even after the change of sides, both teams initially shied away from the risk, the conspicuous Laimer failed from a distance to SVW keeper Jiri Pavlenka (52nd). Werder tried to relieve the pressure, Romano Schmid missed Bremen’s best chance to date (55th) after a solid finish.

Then the events rolled over: Marvin Ducksch initially failed from close range to RB keeper Janis Blaswich (64th), Nkunku scored a little later after a pass from Werner for the supposed lead (66th), but referee Florian Badstübner took the hit due to an easy one Schubsers from Laimer to Bittencourt via video evidence – a tough decision.

It was then Bittencourt who scored the goal for the guests shortly afterwards. Orban with a head and Szoboszlai turned the encounter.

RB Leipzig – Werder Bremen: The voices of the game

Marco Rose (RB Leipzig coach): “It was a difficult game against a good Bremen team. We made a couple of wrong decisions. But overall it’s a deserved win.”

Ole Werner (Werder Bremen coach): “We left everything on the pitch. The difference in the end was the quality that came off the bench at Leipzig. You have to play consistently for 90 minutes, and we’re not able to do that at the moment.”

RB Leipzig – Werder Bremen: The data for the game

Leipzig: Blaswich – Simakan, Klostermann (71 Gvardiol), Orban, Henrichs (71 Halstenberg) – Laimer (81 Schlager), Haidara (71 Kampl) – Szoboszlai, Forsberg (76 Poulsen) – Timo Werner, Nkunku. – Coach: Rose

Bremen: Pavlenka – Veljkovic, Stark, Friedl – Gruev (76th Schmidt) – Weiser, Jung – Stage, Bittencourt (77th Dinkci) – Schmid (86th Mbom), Ducksch (76th Philipp). – Coach: Werner

referee: Florian Badstübner (Nuremberg)

Gates: 0-1 Bittencourt (70′), 1-1 Orban (87′), 2-1 Szoboszlai (90’+6′)

Viewers: 47,069 (sold out)

yellow cards: Henrichs (8), Szoboszlai (3) – Stark (9), Young (2), Friedl (8), Bittencourt (8)