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RB saves the draw against Benfica: Leipzig is in the knockout phase of the last sixteen years

The Bundesliga soccer team RB Leipzig reaches a two-goal deficit against Lisbon's Benfica last minute, but still draws and pulls the first knockout round of the Champions League. Emil Forsberg is the man of the evening on coach Julian Nagelsmann's team.

With a furious recovery RB Leipzig marked the next milestone and moved thanks to Emil Forsberg for the first time in the second round of the Champions League. Coach Julian Nagelsmann's team won after a 2-0 deficit still a 2-2 (0: 1) against Portuguese football champion Benfica Lisbon. Because in the first game Zenit St. Petersburg prevailed 2: 0 against Olympique Lyon, the Leipzig will be enough in the last day in two weeks at the French point to the victory of the group.

Leipzig – Benfica 2: 2 (0: 1)

targets: 0: 1 Pizzi (20 °), 0: 2 Vinicio (59.), 1: 2 Forsberg (90 °, penalty), 2: 2 Forsberg (90. + 6)
RB Leipzig: Gulacsi (64th Mvogo) – Klostermann, Ampadu (56th Mukiele), Upamecano, Saracchi (70th chic) ​​- Laimer, Demme – Sabitzer, Forsberg – Nkunku, Timo Werner – Coach: Nagelsmann
Benfica Lisbon: Odisseas Vlachodimos – Almeida, Ruben, Ferro, Grimaldo – Taarabt, Gabriel – Pizzi (90th Caius), Cervi (90th Jota) – Chiquinho, Vinicius (82nd De Tomas) – Coach: Position
referee: Jesus Gil Manzano (Spain)
viewers: 38.339 in the central stadium

Forsberg let hope come only with his punishment (90th), so he hit the Swede in a nine-minute injury at 2: 2 (90 + 5). It all started against Leipzig: Pizzi (20th minute) used a mistake in the head, Carlos Vinicius (59.) increased after another mistake. In two weeks, the Leipzig will be enough for Olympique Lyon, who lost 2-0 at Zenit St. Petersburg, a draw for the group's victory.

With the self-confidence of 16 goals from the last three Bundesliga games he pushed RB ahead of 38,339 spectators. It was only Emil Forsberg (7) at the foot and shortly after Timo Werner (12) – but both shots passed the gate. So Benfica hit the ice, because the two newcomers to the Leipzig startup did not defend quite consistently. Ethan Ampadu was tricked by a simple double pass, so Marcelo Saracchi challenged Pizzi hesitantly. The Portuguese international did not hesitate and struck closely.

The goalkeeper Gulacsi must be replaced

Leipzig was not impressed and soon had the great opportunity to draw. However, the shot of the completely uncovered Christopher Nkunku (24) ended up in the arms of Benfica goalkeeper Odisseas Vlachodimos. After a brief breath Marcel Sabitzer (35.) turned the ball in the direction of the corner, but Vlachodimos kept brilliantly. At the next corner, the ball was suddenly in the goal, but Sabitzer (36) was offside at his graduation. Lisbon defended with two narrow stacks of four and rarely appeared before the RB goal.

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Injured: Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi.

(Photo: dpa)

But if the Portuguese once took a heart, it was immediately dangerous. Pizzis (44.) Schlenzer beat the crossbar, the goalkeeper from Leipzig Peter Gulacsi would have been without possibility. Shortly after the break Leipzig struck again – and again it didn't count. Dayot Upamecano (49 & # 39;), who played despite a severe ankle bruise, had committed a foul on Vlachodimos and was also offside.

On the other hand, Benfica again benefited from a defensive error. The national player Lukas Klostermann slipped away into the central circle – and Vinicius had a clear path to the goal. The Benfica Gulacsi striker scored with a knee in the head to replace the Hungarian goalkeeper. Yvon Mvogo made his first appearance in the Champions League.