Leipzig 6 – Hertha 0- The Red Bulls secure all 3 points at Red Bull Arena

RB Leipzig 6-0 BSC

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RB Leipzig cruises against BSC on a home win at Red Bull Arena on Saturday. Leipzig wanted to improve their league standing after a 1-1 draw against FC Köln while Hertha were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Greuther Fürth and Bochum. At the moment, Leipzig and Hertha currently occupy 10th and 11th spots in the league, with 7 points and 6 points respectively after 6 matches.

Leipzig started strongly in the first half, with Christopher Nkunku opening the rout at the 16 minute mark. The Red Bulls looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a goal from Yussuf Poulsen, at 23 minutes to establish a 2-0. However they weren’t finished yet and Nordi Mukiele made it 3-0 just before half-time, finalising the first half 3-0.

The Red Bulls continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Emil Forsberg in the 60th minute. The momentum was now with Leipzig, who then scored again through a 2nd effort from Christopher Nkunku at the 70 minute mark to establish a 5-0. However they weren’t finished yet and Amadou Haidara made it 6-0, 77 minutes in with a final score of 6-0.

For Leipzig, Mohamed Simakan, Brian Brobbey, Konrad Laimer, Andre Silva and Benjamin Henrichs, came on for Josko Gvardiol, Emil Forsberg, Kevin Kampl, Yussuf Poulsen and Christopher Nkunku. Hertha brought on Dennis Jastrzembski, Ishak Belfodil, Marco Richter and Krzysztof Piatek, to replace Vladimir Darida, Davie Selke, Jurgen Ekkelenkamp and Suat Serdar.

There were bookings for Nordi Mukiele from Leipzig. For Hertha, Vladimir Darida, Niklas Stark and Marvin Plattenhardt saw yellow.

Hertha and Leipzig will next play at home to SC Freiburg and Bochum respectively.

Technical card:
RB Leipzig: Peter Gulacsi, Lukas Klostermann, Willi Orban, Josko Gvardiol (Mohamed Simakan, min.55), Nordi Mukiele, Amadou Haidara, Kevin Kampl (Konrad Laimer, min.65), Christopher Nkunku (Benjamin Henrichs, min.74), Angelino, Yussuf Poulsen (Andre Silva, min.66) and Emil Forsberg (Brian Brobbey, min.65)
BSC: Alexander Schwolow, Deyovaisio Zeefuik, Niklas Stark, Vladimir Darida (Dennis Jastrzembski, min.46), Marvin Plattenhardt, Suat Serdar (Krzysztof Piatek, min.83), Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (Marco Richter, min.62), Lucas Tousart, Santiago Ascacibar, Marton Dardai and Davie Selke (Ishak Belfodil, min.60)
Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Goals: Christopher Nkunku (1-0, min. 16), Yussuf Poulsen (2-0, min. 23), Nordi Mukiele (3-0, min. 45), Emil Forsberg (4-0, min. 60), Christopher Nkunku (5-0, min. 70) and Amadou Haidara (6-0, min. 77)