Preview - RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt 23 Sep

Started by Bensergi, Sep 22, 2017, 11:32 PM

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RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Following a 1-0 defeat at high-flying Augsburg in midweek, RB Leipzig have now lost two games this season. It took them 19 games last term to lose two games! They will face Eintracht Frankfurt without Naby Keita though. The midfield harrier is serving the second of his three-match suspension for his sending off against Borussia M'gladbach two weekends ago. Fortunately, Timo Werner will be around to lead the team in attack. The German international currently has four goals to his name. Incredibly, all seven of Frankfurt's points have come away from home. They are tough cookies on their travels, still yet to pick up the ball from their own net.


Match Stats:

  • RB Leipzig 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Shots: 10-6
  • Possession: 61%-39%
  • Corner kicks: 2-4

Jean-Kevin Augustin and Timo Werner were on the score sheet as RB Leipzig returned to winning ways on Matchday 6, beating Eintracht Frankfurt at the Red Bull Arena.

With six changes to the side that lost in Augsburg in midweek, Leipzig began like a train. Although Ralph Hasenhüttl's troops went close three times through Werner, Augustin and Marcel Sabitzer in the 12th minute, Augustin would not have to wait long to open the scoring. Brilliant work from Sabitzer on the right freed Werner, whose shot was parried into Augustin's path. The Frenchman made no mistake from close range, and Lukas Klostermann could have added another against a passive Frankfurt before the break.

It was one-way traffic after the interval too, and all in the direction of the visitors' goal. Werner came close within seconds of the restart, while Emil Forsberg struck the post in the 51st minute. The home side's attacks continued without respite for the Frankfurt defence, which was breached shortly after when Augustin teed up Werner on the edge of the box. The German made no mistake, producing a fine finish for his fifth goal of the season and although substitute Ante Rebic reduced the arrears late on, Leipzig held on to take three points.

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