Surfing the wave: rb leipzig convinced and wants more

Surfing the wave: rb leipzig convinced and wants more

The day after the spirited performance in st. After the first game in the champions league, coach julian nagelsmann gave his RB pros a break from training.

The saxon soccer league team and its new head coach left the tsarist city on the neva river extremely satisfied. After a 2-0 win at the russian champions, RB is now only one point away from advancing to the final.O.-round. – and in the league comes on the weekend the favorite opponent hertha BSC.

"We have to take one more small step now and then we’ll have booked our place in the eighth finals," said nagelsmann after his team’s commanding performance in beating the russians, who only came storming back in the closing stages, in front of 50 fans on tuesday evening.452 spectators in the heated world championship stadium had clearly controlled. "The last twelve minutes were more like a boring soccer game, we could have flown home earlier," joked nagelsmann, who then immediately thought of the next opponent and a continuation of the youngest series.

"We are on a very good wave and we have to try to keep surfing it," said nagelsmann before the game against berlin on saturday (15.30/sky). Playmaker emil forsberg, who already predicted after the 6:1 in the DFB cup against wolfsburg that the "old leipzig" is back, even threatened the competition: "we can still do a lot more." But with three wins in three competitions and 16:1 goals in seven days, he "wasn’t complaining".

And it seems unlikely that hertha, of all teams, will be able to stop leipzig’s greed. Of the six league duels so far, RB has won five. Timo werner, who was substituted after just over an hour against the russians due to muscular problems, scored six of leipzig’s total of 22 goals against the berliners.

What’s also striking about RB is that the leipzigers are currently exuding scoring danger from all parts of the team. In russia even diego demme met. "He is not a goaljager, but he shoots every now and then. I’m glad that he’s rewarded himself as a workhorse, which he and konrad laimer are," said nagelsmann in view of demme’s opening goal (45 minutes).+5).

After a free kick by marcel sabitzer, the 27-year-old used the follow-up shot to score only his second goal in his seventh year at RB. "A cool thing. I was very happy. That doesn’t happen very often," said demme. Sabitzer (63.) then provided for the decision.

But apart from the result, the performance of the guests from leipzig was also good. Goalkeeper peter gulacsi praised "the way we played: with a lot of control on the ball, always finding solutions, playing patiently. We have allowed little."

With a draw against benfica lisbon in three weeks, RB can clinch a place in the last eight. The desire for more, however, speaks for the leipzig wave of success. "We want to get the three points, that’s important not only for our club but also for germany, that’s our ambition," said hungary’s national keeper gulacsi.

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