Double Packer Nkunku shoots RB Leipzig into the semi-finals of the Europa League

RB Leipzig is stormed for the second time in the still young club history in a European Cup semi-final. The team of coach Domenico Tedesco won the quarter-final return match of the Europa League near Atalanta Bergamo 2-0.

Domenico Tedesco needed a moment before he left his emotions free run. After a controlled smile and a respectful handshake with coach Gian Piero Gasperini, the coach of RB Leipzig went to his players and warmed them intimately. The name dream lives: Thanks to Double Goal Scorer Christopher Nkunku, RB is storming for the second time in his yet young club history in a European Cup semi-final.

The Tedesco team won the quarter-final return match of the Europa League near Atalanta Bergamo with 2: 0 (1: 0) and thus moved into the round of the best four. The first leg a week in Leipzig was out of 1: 1.

“The keys were our switching moments for ball gains,” Tedesco said. Also Captain Peter Gulacsi swarmed, “We have closed the rooms and defended well.

Nkunku (18th) provided with his leadership goal after a perfectly presented counterpart for great cheers at the Leipzigen for the last 13 competitions in a row. The foul feet (87th) shortly before the end he brought out himself.

Tedesco via VAR procedure: “Madness”

In the second half, RB initially had good luck, as a referee Antonio Mateeu Lahoz (Spain) after a hand game of Dani Olmo and a minute’s video view not decided on penalty (50th). “That’s where I saw no one,” said Tedesco: “Madness that he goes out and looked at that.”

In the semifinals, the Saxons meet the winner of the Duels Glasgow Rangers against Domenico Tedescoing Braga. The defenders Willi Orban and Mohamed Simakan are blocked in the first leg. Two years ago, RB had reached the leader in the Champions League.

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Leipzig joined 19,500 spectators at the certain stadium almost with the same starting eleven, which had revealed some weaknesses in the first leg. Only Simakan replace Lukas Klostermann in the triple defense chain. Tedesco had asked in advance to accept the fight against the “machines”, as he called the physically robust and almost all the place of man covering Italians: “We have to improve us, otherwise it will be difficult.”

RB wakes up only after 15 minutes

The better start but the households caught. After about a quarter of an hour, RB woke up – and rewarded with the leadership. After a strong preliminary work of Konrad Laimer over right completed Nkunku.

This hit showed effect. The Italians, where Luis Muriel, who had sought in the first leg as a scorer and constant unreaseherd, initially only sitting on the bench, not so determined. RB stood defensively safer and could get rid of pressure better. In the best external conditions with temperatures around the 20 degrees and a perfectly maintained grass Leipzig felt more and more comfortable with increasing playing time.

After the side change, the table of the table of the Italian series A increased the pressure again, the game became much more hectic. The Leipzig were largely arranged and continued to go counter to counter and were dangerous.