Highlights

FINAL
Volkswagen Arena
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T. Stielerwhistle
Volkswagen Arena
Full-time
90'
+ 3

BIG BLOCK FROM LACROIX!

A mistake at the back from Lacroix allows Silva a chance to shoot, but he recovers superbly to slide in and block the ball behind for a corner.
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

We'll have six minutes of time added on at the end of this game.
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
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Kevin Mbabu
Kevin Mbabu 34.13km/h
2.
Lukas Nmecha
Lukas Nmecha 33.04km/h
3.
Joško Gvardiol
Joško Gvardiol 32.77km/h
89'

ROUSSILLON BOOKED

The Frenchman is offside and kicks the ball away to slow Leipzig down.
89'

Yellow card

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Jérôme Roussillon
Jérôme Roussillon
88'

LATE CHANGE

Marmoush comes on for Steffen for some fresh legs for the final minutes.
88'

Substitution

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Omar Marmoush
Omar Marmoush
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Renato Steffen
Renato Steffen
86'

TRIPLE CHANGE

Brobbey, Mukiele and Kampl all come on to help Leipzig's last push for an equaliser.
86'

Substitution

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Brian Brobbey
Brian Brobbey
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Mohamed Simakan
Mohamed Simakan
86'

Substitution

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Nordi Mukiele
Nordi Mukiele
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Joško Gvardiol
Joško Gvardiol
86'

Substitution

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Kevin Kampl
Kevin Kampl
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Tyler Adams
Tyler Adams
85'

A GAME OF FEW CHANCES

And with less than 10 minutes to play, the one that Wolfsburg have taken has them heading for victory.
Goal attempts
6 off target
2 on target
9 off target
2 on target
82'

STAYING COMPOSED

The home side are full of confidence here and pushing on for more rather than sitting back and looking to keep what they have. Lacroix shows incredible composure to dribble his way through three Leipzig attackers before searching for Mbabu down the wing.
78'

ATTACKING SWITCH

Nmecha - who scored on debut at Hertha last weekend - is on here for Philipp.
78'

Substitution

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Lukas Nmecha
Lukas Nmecha
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Maximilian Philipp
Maximilian Philipp
77'

WHAT A CHANCE FOR ORBAN!

Forsberg fires in a corner from the left and it somehow makes its way through three Wolfsburg defenders at the near post. It comes to Orban racing in at the back post and he's surprised that it does, and so the ball bounces off him and over the crossbar from just three yards out.
75'

LEIPZIG PUSHING ON

The away side are seeing more of the ball here as we approach the final 15 minutes. Guilavogui's conceded his second foul since coming on and will have to watch himself in midfield. Leipzig are looking down the right flank to find their way to a goal.
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WHAT SEPARATES US SO FAR

Roussillon's goal early in this second half is what has Wolfsburg heading for three wins from three...
70'

WELCOME TO THE GAME, JOSUHA!

It took just a minute, but Guilavogui is booked for a high foot.
70'

Yellow card

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Josuha Guilavogui
Josuha Guilavogui
70'

Substitution

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Josuha Guilavogui
Josuha Guilavogui
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Xaver Schlager
Xaver Schlager
69'

SCHLAGER DOWN

The Austrian midfielder is down here after taking a knock off the ball. He's having treatment on his right knee and will have to come off here. He was injured for a long time after first joining the club. Hopefully it's not too serious here.
68'

ATTACKING SWITCH

Poulsen is on to bring fresh ideas to the Leipzig attack, replacing Szboszlai.
68'

Substitution

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Yussuf Poulsen
Yussuf Poulsen
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Dominik Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai
65'

SCHLAGER BOOKED

A fourth yellow card of the game is brandished by Tobias Stieler as Schlager brings down Nkunku on the break.
65'

Yellow card

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Xaver Schlager
Xaver Schlager
64'

JUST ONE GOAL IN IT...

Major chances have been few and far between so far, but Wolfsburg have a precious lead as we head into the final 25 minutes.
Goal attempts
6 off target
2 on target
6 off target
2 on target
62'

FORSBERG WELL WIDE

A training ground move from a corner as Szoboszlai sends the ball to the edge of the box where Forsberg is waiting in space. He winds up a shot at goal but completely miscues, skewing the ball wide of goal to the right. That sums up Leipzig's day in attack so far.
61'

SZOBOSZLAI KEPT QUIET

The Hungarian scored twice last weekend against Stuttgart but here, he has neither taken a shot nor set one up for a teammate so far. Credit where it's due to the Wolfsburg defence for keeping him and his teammates quiet.
59'

FIRST CHANGE

Laimer is on for Haidara in the Leipzig midfield.
59'

Substitution

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Konrad Laimer
Konrad Laimer
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Amadou Haidara
Amadou Haidara
58'

HUGE CHANCE FOR WEGHORST!

What an opportunity for Weghorst as Forsberg's poor pass sends the Dutchman away on goal. Gulacsi is off his line as Weghorst reaches the Leipzig area and goes for goal, but he sends his shot high over the crossbar. A poor effort from him, and he's not happy with himself!
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ROUSSILLON ENJOYED THAT ONE!

His first Bundesliga goal in two years - since finding the next against Hertha on August 25, 2019 - and it was worth the wait for the Frenchman.
55'

DESERVED LEAD

Wolfsburg have made a bright start to the second half, keeping Leipzig penned in their own half. They force a mistake with their pressure and with the help of Gulacsi's mistake, profit to take the lead. Leipzig with work to do.
52'

WOLFSBURG TAKE THE LEAD!

Superb from Wolfsburg to take the lead early in the second half. They win the ball back in midfield after a long throw from Gulacsi and the ball is played out wide to Steffen on the left. He fires in a low cross which Gulacsi is first to, but he can only parry the ball out in front of his goal to Roussillon who has continued his run forward and smashes home!
52'

Jérôme Roussillon

GOAL!

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Jérôme Roussillon
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
83 %
48'

INTERESTING FIRST HALF FACT

Leipzig committed 12 fouls through the first 45 minutes, which is the second-highest number of fouls in any first half of their Bundesliga history.
46'

BACK UNDERWAY!

No changes at the break from either side here as we get back underway for the second half, with the game set up for an enthralling second 45.
Kick-off!
Half-time
45'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

We're into two minutes of added time at the end of the first half.
42'

APPROACHING THE BREAK

Both sides have a pass completition rate around the 80% mark which is lower than their high standards, but is mainly down to the quality of the two defences on show.
Passes
222
147
39'

HUGE CHANCE FOR SIMAKAN!

The Frenchman's come closest for Leipzig after a long free-kick into the Wolfsburg area. It's flicked on by Gvardiol into the middle for Silva and Casteels makes a remarkable save with his face. The ball drops down in front of goal and Simakan is there to have a go for goal, but he slides his effort high over the crossbar.
38'

NKUNKU ON TARGET!

The Frenchman has Leipzig's first shot on goal of the game, but Casteels saves this one with ease.
35'

YELLOW CARDS ALL ROUND

Steffen and Adams come together after a foul from Adams on Arnold, and both are cautioned.
35'

Yellow card

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Tyler Adams
Tyler Adams
35'

Yellow card

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Renato Steffen
Renato Steffen
33'

DEFENSIVE QUALITY

Not many sides can say they've held Leipzig to zero shots through the first 30 minutes of a game, but that's exactly what Wolfsburg have done here.
31'

TEMPERS FLARING

Silva battles away with the Wolfsburg defence for the ball in the hosts' penalty area, but he's offside before the long ball is played over the top. He and Brooks come together, but it's settled down quickly.
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Kevin Mbabu
Kevin Mbabu 32.27km/h
2.
Jerome Roussillon
Jerome Roussillon 31.46km/h
3.
Tyler Adams
Tyler Adams 31.12km/h
26'

GVARDIOL BOOKED

A first yellow card of the day as Gvardiol brings down Mbabu.
26'

Yellow card

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Joško Gvardiol
Joško Gvardiol
25'

WOLFSBURG ON THE BALL

Leipzig were bright in the opening five minutes, but Wolfsburg have since taken more control of the game. Most of their possession is going down the right flank with Baku and Mbabu combining well.
22'

DEFENCES WINNING THE DAY

Despite having a host of attacking talent on the pitch, we've had just three shots on goal in the opening 22 minutes and all have come for Wolfsburg. The two defences have been winning the day so far.
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ALL EYES ON THE PRIZE

Both sides have been playing at a high intensity so far, as was expected in such a big game.
15'

SILVA DOWN

Leipzig's main man in attack is down after a challenge from Lacroix and looks in pain. He's taking treatment to his right knee but looks able to continue.
15'

BAKU THE MAIN MAN

He's won the most duels of any player so far and had the only two shots on goal so far as well. It's Baku's game so far.
Duels won
4
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Ridle Baku Amadou Haidara
13'

ON THE FRONT FOOT

Baku causing problems down the right flank, with Nkunku being forced to race back and help defend against him. Baku then has the first shot on goal of the game himself after a short corner to the edge of the Leipzig area. Gulacsi tips this one over the crossbar.
9'

FINDING THEIR WAY

Wolfsburg getting forward for the first time now, with Baku earning a corner. Their attack-minded full-backs will be crucial today, with Baku and Roussillon bombing on down either flank.
6'

4-2-3-1 THE ORDER OF THE DAY

It's going to be a very interesting tactical battle in Wolfsburg today with both sides lining up with the same formation. That sets us up for one-on-one battles across the pitch.
3'

LEIPZIG STARTING BRIGHTLY

It's the away side on top so far, controlling possession and pushing their way forward. Nkunku is seeing plenty of the ball early on, as is Forsberg in those attacking midfield positions.
1'

HERE WE GO!

The ball is rolling here with Wolfsburg getting this huge game underway between two of our four Champions League participants.
Kick-off!

HWANG ON THE MOVE

Leipzig have just confirmed that Hee-chan Hwang will spend the rest of the season on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers of the English Premier League. The South Korean forward, who moved to Leipzig from Salzburg last summer, registered three goals and four assists in his first 29 competitive appearances for Leipzig.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FATE

Wolfburg's reward for finishing fourth in last season's is a spot in Champions League Group G, alongside Lille, Sevilla and Red Bull Salzburg. Leipzig, semi-finalists in 2019/20, have been drawn against Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Club Bruges in Group A.
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WATCH: RB LEIPZIG 2-2 WOLFSBURG - HIGHLIGHTS

Leipzig and Wolfsburg shared four goals late last season. The result secured Die Roten Bullen the runners-up spot in the Bundesliga and enabled the Wolves to book their place in the UEFA Champions League.

SEASON SO FAR

Wolfsburg are chasing a third successive league win following victories over Bochum and Hertha. Three points today will send them top of the standings. Leipzig opened with a 1-0 loss in Mainz, before thrashing Stuttgart 4-0 a week ago. They're also through to the DFB Cup second round. Wolfsburg were, until being disqualified for using one substitute too many in the first round.

WINNING FORMULAS

Wolfsburg and Leipzig are unchanged from respective wins over Hertha Berlin and VfB Stuttgart. For Lukas Nmecha - the Wolves' match-winner on Matchday 2 - that means a place on the bench. Angelino's continued absence means Josko Gvardiol continues at left-back for Leipzig, while Dominik Szoboszlai is handed a second straight start after scoring a brace last time out. Marcel Sabitzer misses out altogether.

WOLFSBURG STARTING LINE-UP

Casteels (c) - Mbabu, Lacroix, Brooks, Roussillon - Schlager, Arnold - Baku, Philipp, Steffen - Weghorst

WOLFSBURG SUBS

Pervan, Bornauw, Brekalo, Vranckx, Mehmedi, Guilavogui, Gerhardt, Nmecha, Marmoush

LEIPZIG STARTING LINE-UP

Gulacsi - Klostermann, Orban, Simakan, Gvardiol - Adams, Haidara - Szoboszlai, Forsberg (c), Nkunku - Silva

LEIPZIG SUBS

Martinez, Mukiele, Henrichs, Laimer, Raebiger, Kampl, Wosz, Poulsen, Brobbey

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