Union Berlin – RB Leipzig – The Iron Ones celebrate win at the An der Alten Försterei Stadium

Union Berlin defeat RB Leipzig 2-1 on Saturday at the An der Alten Försterei Stadium. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Union Berlin arrived with the intention of increasing their league score following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen in their previous game while Leipzig had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Wolfsburg. Following the final whistle at the end of the last game of the Bundesliga season, Union Berlin and Leipzig are 7th (50 points) and 2nd (65 points) in the table respectively, after a total of 34 matches.

After an un-eventful first half, Whatever was said in the dressing room at half time, seemed to have a positive effect on Leipzig who started the second half well, thanks to Justin Kluivert finding the net, 55 minutes in. However, they were unable to maintain their lead, Marvin Friedrich managed to equalize and take the sides off at the 67 minute mark at 1-1. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Max Kruse just before the final whistle with a final score of 2-1.

For Union Berlin, Taiwo Awoniyi, Cedric Teuchert, Keita Endo, Marius Bulter and Sheraldo Becker, came on for Petar Musa, Marcus Ingvartsen, Christian Gentner, Christopher Lenz and Julian Ryerson. Leipzig brought on Yussuf Poulsen, Christopher Nkunku, Konrad Laimer, Nordi Mukiele and Alexander Sorloth for Emil Forsberg, Hee-chan Hwang, Justin Kluivert, Lukas Klostermann and Kevin Kampl.

There were bookings for Christopher Trimmel and Nico Schlotterbeck from Union Berlin. For Leipzig, Marcel Sabitzer saw yellow.

Technical card:
Union Berlin: Andreas Luthe, Nico Schlotterbeck, Robin Knoche, Marvin Friedrich, Christopher Trimmel, Christian Gentner (Keita Endo, min.64), Julian Ryerson (Sheraldo Becker, min.82), Marcus Ingvartsen (Cedric Teuchert, min.64), Christopher Lenz (Marius Bulter, min.82), Petar Musa (Taiwo Awoniyi, min.58) and Max Kruse
RB Leipzig: Josep Martinez, Willi Orban, Dayot Upamecano, Lukas Klostermann (Nordi Mukiele, min.85), Amadou Haidara, Marcel Sabitzer, Emil Forsberg (Yussuf Poulsen, min.54), Kevin Kampl (Alexander Sorloth, min.86), Marcel Halstenberg, Justin Kluivert (Konrad Laimer, min.68) and Hee-chan Hwang (Christopher Nkunku, min.54)
Stadium: the An der Alten Försterei Stadium
Goals: Justin Kluivert (0-1, min. 55), Marvin Friedrich (1-1, min. 67) and Max Kruse (2-1, min. 90)