Leipzig 1 – Brugge 2 – away team secure an important victory

RB Leipzig 1-2 Club Brugge

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Club Brugge beats RB Leipzig 2-1 on Tuesday at Red Bull Arena. Leipzig were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last game 6-3 to Manchester City. Brugge, on the other hand, were unable to beat Paris Saint-Germain in a 1-1 draw. As the table looks today, Leipzig and Brugge are 4th, (0 points) and 2nd, (4 points), spots respectively, after 2 matches.

Leipzig started strongly in the first half, with an early goal from Christopher Nkunku in the 5th minute. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Hans Vanaken in the 22nd minute brought Brugge level. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Mats Rits just before half-time, which saw the first half end 1-2. The second 45 minutes ended with little further action at either end and goalless.

For Leipzig, Josko Gvardiol, Amadou Haidara, Andre Silva, Tyler Adams and Brian Brobbey, came on for Nordi Mukiele, Konrad Laimer, Dominik Szoboszlai, Mohamed Simakan and Yussuf Poulsen. Brugge replaced Ignace Van Der Brempt, Wesley, Federico Ricca and Ruud Vormer with Kamal Sowah, Charles De Ketelaere, Eduard Sobol and Mats Rits.

The referee booked two players from Brugge, Eder Balanta and Simon Mignolet.

Leipzig will play away against Paris Saint-Germain, while Brugge will face Manchester City at home.

Technical card:
RB Leipzig: Peter Gulacsi, Lukas Klostermann, Mohamed Simakan (Tyler Adams, min.78), Willi Orban, Nordi Mukiele (Josko Gvardiol, min.46), Kevin Kampl, Konrad Laimer (Amadou Haidara, min.46), Dominik Szoboszlai (Andre Silva, min.58), Yussuf Poulsen (Brian Brobbey, min.78), Christopher Nkunku and Emil Forsberg
Club Brugge: Simon Mignolet, Clinton Mata, Stanley Nsoki, Eder Balanta, Jack Hendry, Eduard Sobol (Federico Ricca, min.79), Kamal Sowah (Ignace Van Der Brempt, min.66), Mats Rits (Ruud Vormer, min.79), Hans Vanaken, Noa Lang and Charles De Ketelaere (Wesley, min.72)
Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Goals: Christopher Nkunku (1-0, min. 5), Hans Vanaken (1-1, min. 22) and Mats Rits (1-2, min. 41)