On the 5th day of the Champions League, it's all about everything for RB Leipzig.
Even under the worst possible conditions, a victory against Bruges is needed.
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5th matchday of the Champions League * (Group A): Club Brugge - RB Leipzig -: - (- :-)
from 9 p.m. live on DAZN *
Leipzig absolutely needs a victory in order to overwinter in European competition
Due to corona infections, RB goalkeeper Peter Gulasci and coach Jesse Marsch are missing
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Club Brugge - RB Leipzig -: - (- :-)
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Bruges / Munich - Two game days before the end of the group stage, RB Leipzig * is all about everything in the Champions League.
The semi-finalist of the 2019/20 season can no longer qualify for the knockout round of the premier class, only wintering in the Europa League is currently still possible for the Saxons.
A victory against the Belgian champions from Bruges * is therefore essential, but similar to FC Bayern Munich yesterday evening *, the conditions could be much better.
Bruges against Leipzig in the live ticker: Corona problems for RB
With coach Jesse Marsch and goalkeeper Peter Gulasci, two important elements of the Leipzig game are canceled, both Marsch and Gulasci tested positive for the corona virus *. Co-trainer Achim Beierlorzer, who previously looked after 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Jahn Regensburg, among others, will be in charge of the sidelines. “Nevertheless, the sporty must not take a back seat. We still have the chance to hibernate in Europe, ”warned the interim coach at the press conference before the game.
From a sporting point of view, the starting situation is clear: The Saxons, who only have one point in their account after four games, are last beaten in the “group of deaths” A. Bruges occupies third place with four points and is the only team that the Leipziger can currently still achieve.
Manchester City (1st place, nine points) and Paris St.-Germain (2nd place, eight points) are already in the round of 16.
With a win in Bruges, RB was able to jump to third place, at least for the time being, and thus still keep the chance of a place in the Europa League.
RB Leipzig: The starting position speaks for Club Bruges
But this project could be difficult.
The Leipziger are currently running behind their usual form, on Saturday they lost 2-0 to Hoffenheim.
The memory of the first leg against the Belgians should not create a good mood either: On matchday two, the Red Bulls lost 2-1 to the underdogs at home.
For Bruges, however, the starting situation is extremely promising: With a win, the Belgians can safely plan to winter in the European competition and, with luck, even squint at the round of 16 of the Champions League.
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