RB Leipzig vs. Manchester United – Soccer Match Report – December 8, 2020


RB Leipzig despatched Manchester United packing from the Champions League with an enormous 3-2 win that sees them into the knockout rounds of the Champions League from Group H.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s crew got here into the match needing not less than a draw to advance to the spherical of 16, however had been behind inside minutes of kickoff after Angelino beat David De Gea with a effective end on the far put up on a counter-attack.

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The Bundesliga facet doubled their lead shortly after with Angelino turning into supplier this time, crossing the ball for Amadou Haidara to smash residence a volley and stake Leipzig to a 2-Zero lead they’d take into the dressing room at half-time.

After the match, Solskjaer advised BT Sport: “We began too late. Nice spirit and comeback once more. It is totally different to the Premier League, you’ll be able to’t give a crew a three-goal lead and anticipate to return again. We had been unfortunate in the direction of the tip and also you virtually thought it was in on the final minute there.

“In fact you’ll be able to’t say we had been adequate, we weren’t. In a troublesome group in fact, the large defeat for us was the one away to Istanbul – that is the place we misplaced the factors we should always have had.”

United, regardless of the return of Luke Shaw and keeper De Gea, had been susceptible on the again and needed to change their system a number of occasions in a determined effort to cease the onslaught. Their sole menace within the first half got here from Mason Greenwood, who had their solely shot heading in the right direction.

Paul Pogba, who had been left on the bench to start out the match, got here on within the 60th minute for Nemanja Matic as Solskjaer tried to discover a approach for his crew to get again within the match.

Regardless of the substitution, it was Leipzig who would rating once more to take a three-goal lead when Justin Kluivert pounced on a unfastened ball simply out of De Gea’s attain and chipped the keeper to pile on to United’s woe.

Wanting like they had been on their approach out of the Champions League, United struck twice within the span of minutes with a Bruno Fernandes penalty and a Pogba header to chop Leipzig’s result in 3-2.

Nevertheless, the comeback fell quick that means RB Leipzig are way of to the spherical of 16, whereas Manchester United had been eradicated from the competitors.

Solskjaer added: “At this time we had been shut however we knew we needed to defend crosses and balls into the field and we simply could not clear them.

“As a footballer you’ll be able to’t really feel sorry for your self. You’re feeling sorry for a couple of minutes tonight after which we concentrate on an enormous sport on Saturday.”

Paris Saint-Germain, whose match on Tuesday was lower quick on account of an incident on the sidelines, are additionally way of from Group H whatever the consequence of their match in opposition to Istanbul Basaksehir on account of a superior head-to-head report in opposition to United.

Leipzig might nonetheless prime the group on 12 factors pending the end result of PSG’s match, which might be resumed on Wednesday at 12:55 p.m. ET within the 13th minute. The Parisians would win the group in the event that they beat Basaksehir.



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