Summary

  • Bernardo could return for Leipzig.
  • Hosts still without several first-choice defenders.
  • Visitors also have defensive issues.

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After his side's 1-0 defeat at FC Ingolstadt 04 on Matchday 14, RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhüttl has received positive news on the personnel front this week: right-back Bernardo has returned to first-team training and is a candidate to start against Hertha Berlin this weekend. There remain several defenders on the Leipzig treatment table, though: Marvin Compper, Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Lukas Klostermann are all still out.

Watch: Highlights of Ingolstadt's 1-0 win against Leipzig on Matchday 14:

Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai, who saw his side slump to a 1-0 home defeat to SV Werder Bremen on Matchday 14, also has defensive personnel issues. First-choice centre-back duo John Anthony Brooks and Sebastian Langkamp are both out injured, meaning that Niklas Stark and Fabian Lustenberger will deputise.

Watch: Highlights of Bremen's 1-0 win against Hertha on Matchday 14:

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Leipzig possible line-up: Gulacsi - Bernardo, Ilsanker, Orban, Halstenberg - Keita, Demme - Sabizter, Forsberg - Werner, Poulsen

Absentees: Klostermann, Papadopoulos (both knee), Compper, Gipson (both ankle)

Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl

Hertha possible line-up: Jarstein - Weiser, Lustenberger, Stark, Plattenhardt - Darida, Skjelbred - Esswein, Haraguchi, Kalou - Ibisevic

Absentees: Brooks (Achilles), Duda (knee surgery), Langkamp (thigh)

Coach: Pal Dardai

RB Leipzig play host to Hertha Berlin at the Red BullArena, with the game kicking off at 15:30CET/14:30GMT on 17 December.

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