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WHAT A COMEBACK!
Union exact their revenge for their DFB Cup defeat to Leipzig, who drop to fourth. Union are only four points back in sixth.
UNION SMASH AND GRAB!
Union do what Leipzig did to them in the cup. Ronnow goes route one. Michel wins his header and continues his run. He could shoot himself as Becker sends in a low cross, but back-heels into the path of Behrens to sweep home.
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Sven Michel levels with his first touch. It's a superb header - he stole in ahead of Orban to flick a stooping near-post header beyond Gulacsi. Great ball from Becker, too.
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Tyler Adams Grischa Prömel
AWONIYI OFF CUE
Voglsammer gets the better of Simakan, but Awoniyi can't direct the cross on target. Decent chance, that.
These two went at it on Wednesday, so it's no surprise to see fatigue creeping in. Nkunku hasn't been at his best, but was central to Poulsen's goal.
Lovely interchange between Nkunku and Olmo to win a corner. Angelino switches the play, before Halstenberg pings in a cross. Simakan goes down under Khedira's challenge... the ball breaks for Mukiele, who strikes the inside of the right-hand post!
Becker weaves this way and that, before digging out a low cross. Awoniyi's arriving, but Gulacsi beats him to it.
Fisher sacrifices a midfielder for a forward as Voglsammer joins Awoniyi and Becker in the Union attack for the final 20 minutes or so. The visitors have been second best since the restart.
Silva, Olmo and Laimer are all on for Leipzig. They'll all be expected to start against Rangers on Thursday - Tedesco will want to keep his star men fresh.
After a lengthy check, the decision is no penalty. The chance had gone, but the movement of Mukiele's stray leg was verging on the unnatural. He apologises to Gießelmann in any case.
Simakan heads a right-wing cross over his head to Gießelmann. He connects first time, but Mukiele makes a crucial block before catching the Union man on the follow-through. This will go to the VAR...
Situation No penalty
Decision No penalty
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Poulsen's opener had an xG of 20 percent, such was the quality of the finish. Union, according to the numbers, should be the ones in front.
And with their first effort on goal at that! Angelino sends Nkunku in behind. Prömel heads the cross straight to Poulsen, who swings his left foot at the loose clearance, slamming a fine finish into the bottom corner. Dream start to the second half for Leipzig.
GOALLESS AT THE BREAK
A fatigued-looking Leipzig go in at the break without registering a shot on goal. Union have been dogged in defence and dangerous going forward. Fischer will certainly be the happier of the two coaches.
What a hit! Trimmel takes aim from 20 yards after Leipzig only half clear a corner. It's swerving and dipping, and cannons back off the top of the bar. Gulacsci was beaten.
TIME ADDED ON
Two minutes to play in Leipzig. Tedesco will surely be plotting changes in attack.
Brute-like strength from Awoniyi to open up the Leipzig defence. He fends off two defenders, before threading a pass into the box for Prömel. He catches it well enough on his left foot, but Gulacsi is at his near post to block.
Poulsen's not had much to feed on, but he's linking the play well when Leipzig do get forward.
Becker splits the Union defence with a teasing ball into the penalty box. Trimmel sneaks in behind Angelino, but can't adjust his feet to direct the ball on target. Had that been Awoniyi, Union might be ahead.
Better from Leipzig as Angelino feeds Nkunku in the left-hand channel. He clips a ball over to the back post, but Heintz gets there first ahead of Mukiele.
TACKLED BY HIS OWN MAN
Mukiele sets off on a bulldozing run, but is inadvertently dispossessed by Adams, allowing Union to recover the ball and break. It's just not happening for Leipzig in the final third.
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Fischer had sent Voglsammer to warm up, but Awoniyi is deemed OK to continue.
The Union talisman stays down after a clash of heads with Halstenberg. The physios are on...
... and in Leipzig's case, no efforts on goal whatsoever.
STILL NO CLEAR-CUT CHANCES
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Leipzig haven't got to grips with Union's high press. They're being forced into long balls, rather than their favoured short passes in the wide areas.
Trimmel sends over a corner for Union. Heintz goes up early, heading comfortably wide. Union holding their own.
It's not quite a full house, but the Red Bull Arena is rocking. It's fair to assume the Leipzig fans have been in party mode since Wednesday's DFB Cup semi-final triumph.
BRIGHT UNION START
Prömel looks for the run of Awoniyi, but Gulacsi's alert to the danger and beats him to it.
Decent chance for Union! Becker sends a ball into the danger zone for Awoniyi, whose flicked header forces a smart reaction save out of Gulacsi. The rebound is into the side netting.
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NO STOPPING NKUNKU
KICK IT LIKE TAIWO
With three rounds of fixtures remaining after this weekend, Leipzig can consolidate third with a win. Leverkusen - away to bottom side Greuther Fürth - and DFB Cup final opponents Freiburg - at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach - are two and three points behind them respectively in the race for UEFA Champions League qualification. Union begin the weekend in sixth, five points adrift of the top four, but with Cologne and Hoffenheim breathing down their necks.
THE FISCHER VIEW
"We need to be more efficient. It's a clean slate and we have the opportunity to take something, despite the disappointment of the midweek DFB Cup defeat. You take the disappointment with you, but it's about how you deal with it. The team put in a superb performance over 93 or 94 minutes, and the chances were there for us to win."
THE TEDESCO VIEW
"We want to win again and put in a good performance. Every player knows that and has prepared well for the match. We’re ready. We need to take both our current momentum and our confidence into this game, and keep the same mentality we’ve had in our last few matches. We’re in good form and are enjoying it. We also need to channel this enjoyment into our play, and if we can do that, we’ll have a good chance of winning."
THE FORM SIDE
Leipzig were 11th when Tedesco came in, but have since climbed to third after winning 11 of 16 Bundesliga matches under the former Schalke coach. They've only lost once since the turn of the year - a 3-2 defeat to Bayern Munich - and are through to the DFB Cup final and Europa League last four.
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Domenico Tedesco makes six changes to the side that beat Union 2-1 in the DFB Cup semi-finals on Wednesday. Out go Gvardiol, Henrichs, Laimer, Olmo, Szoboszlai and Silva. In come Halstenberg, Mukiele, Adams, Kampl, Poulsen and Forsberg, who scored a 92nd-minute winner in midweek. Fischer also makes changes, with Dominique Heintz in for the suspended Timo Baumgartl. Andras Schäfer and Nico Gießelmann replace Genki Haraguchi and Bastian Oczipka respectively.
LEIPZIG STARTING LINE-UP
Leipzig: Gulacsi (c) - Simakan, Orban, Halstenberg - Mukiele, Adams, Kampl, Angelino - Forsberg - Poulsen, Nkunku
Tschauner, Martinez, Gvardiol, Henrichs, Szoboszlai, Laimer, Olmo, Silva, Novoa
UNION STARTING LINE-UP
Ronnow - Jaeckel, Knoche, Heintz - Khedira - Trimmel, Prömel (c), Schäfer, Gießelmann - Becker, Awoniyi
Luthe, Ryerson, Oczipka, Öztunali, Haraguchi, Möhwald, Voglsammer, Michel, Behrens
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