For date 4 of group G of the UEFA Champions League – 2023-2024 tournament, RB Leipzig climbed the standings this Tuesday by defeating Est. Roja 1-2 at home. The goal of the match for the local team was scored by Benjamin Henrichs (35′ 2T, against). While the away goals were scored by Xavi Simons (7′ 1T) and Lois Openda (31′ 2T).
In the 31st minute of the second stage, Lois Openda lifted RB Leipzig’s spirits and won all the applause. Xaver Schlager handled the ball with a cross and the forward defined it with a strong shot from the large area.
Benjamin Sesko had the opportunity to increase the difference, but the post denied him the goal cry at 50 minutes of the second stage.
The figure of the party was Lois Openda. The RB Leipzig striker showed his best level by scoring 1 goal, shooting 9 times into the opponent’s goal and making 7 correct passes.
Xavi Simons also played a good game. The RB Leipzig midfielder scored 1 goal, made 30 correct passes, recovered 2 balls and looked for the opponent’s goal with 4 shots.
A high foul rate constantly slowed down the game on the court. There were a large number of reprimands: Srdjan Mijailovic, Jean-Philippe Krasso, Mohamed Simakan, Mirko Ivanic, Castello Lukeba, Benjamin Henrichs, Vladimir Lucic and Peter Olayinka.
Est. Roja’s strategist, Barak Bakhar, stopped the starting eleven with a 4-5-1 formation with Omri Glazer in goal; Srdjan Mijailovic, Aleksandar Dragovic, Nasser Djiga and Milan Rodic in the defensive line; Guelor Kanga, Hwang Inbeom, Osman Bukari, Mirko Ivanic and Vladimir Lucic in the middle; and Jean-Philippe Krasso in attack.
For their part, those chosen by Marco Rose took to the field with a 4-4-2 formation with Janis Blaswich between the three sticks; Benjamin Henrichs, Mohamed Simakan, Castello Lukeba and David Raum in defense; Xavi Simons, Xaver Schlager, Amadou Haidara and Emil Forsberg in the midfield; and Lois Openda and Benjamin Sesko up front.
Daniele Orsato was appointed as the main referee for the match in Marakana.
On the next day, Est. Roja will face Young Boys as a visitor and RB Leipzig will play the away game against Manchester City.
The result of the duel leaves RB Leipzig in second place with 9 points, while Red Star is in third place with 1 unit.
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