09/28/2021 at 11:16 PM CEST
Bruges is becoming one of the pleasant surprises of this Champions League and after drawing on the first day against PSG today they have turned an adverse scoreboard against Leipzig to win the game (1-2) and co-lead the group together with the Parisians.
Gulacsi; Klostermann, Orban, Simakan (Adams, 79 ‘); Mukiele (Gvardiol, 46 ‘), Laimer (Haidara, 46’), Kampl, Szoboszlai (Silva, 58 ‘); Nkunku, Poulsen (Brobbey, 79 ‘), Forsberg
Mignolet; Clinton Mata, Balanta, Hendry, Nsoki, Sobol (Ricca, 79 ‘); Sowah (Van der Brempt, 66 ‘), Rits (Vormer, 79’), Vanaken, Lang; by Ketelaere
1-0 M. 5 NKunku. 1-1 M. 22 Vanaken. 1-2 M. 41 Rits.
Vincic (Slovenia). TA: Balanta (87 ‘), Mignolet (96’).
RedBull Arena. 35,000 viewers.
In the second half, the German team had more control of the game, but crashed with a good defensive organization and barely generated arrivals.
Leipzig soon took the lead on the scoreboard, in minute 5 with a goal from Christopher Nkunku, but Bruges kept the bet they had made from the beginning with an aggressive game at high pressure and looking to get to the door as soon as possible.
The front Charles De Ketalaere it was a nightmare for the Leipzig defense and the goal Peter gulacsi he had to intervene with several stops before the draw came.
The 1-1 marked it, in minute 22, Hans vanaken, with a shot inside the area to center by Ketalaere in a play that began with a recovery of the ball in the opposite half.
Bruges won the divided balls, Leipzig, although they had more the ball, hardly managed to get out of their own half and the Belgians shot more on goal. The superiority was translated into the scoreboard with a goal from Mats Ritz, in minute 41, to the center of Vanaken.
In the second half, the Brugge started more withdrawn, which allowed Leipzig to start having longer phases of possession in the opposite half.
However, the way to the goal seemed closed for the Germans, who failed in the center or in the last pass. After an hour of play, the most dangerous thing had been a shot over the goal of Nkunku from outside the area.
Brujas in the second half was limited in the offensive part to isolated counterattacks, some of which with a bit of luck could have curdled.
Leipzig’s best chance, practically the only one, came in the 89th minute with a shot from André Silva before which Simon Mignolet reacted with a great stop.