Highlights

90'
+ 7

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.
Full-time
90'
+ 6

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Tyler Adams
Tyler Adams
90'
+ 4

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Frederik Rønnow
Frederik Rønnow
90'
+ 1

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.
90'

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Kevin Behrens
Kevin Behrens
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.
1.
Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker 34.41km/h
2.
Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi 34.04km/h
3.
Christopher Nkunku
Christopher Nkunku 32.80km/h
89'

Kevin Behrens

GOAL!

1 : 2
Kevin Behrens
88'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Offside?
Decision Goal
87'

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Dani Olmo
Dani Olmo
86'

WHAT IMPACT!

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.
86'

Sven Michel

GOAL!

1 : 1
Sven Michel
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.
5 %
85'

Substitution

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Sven Michel
Sven Michel
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Dominique Heintz
Dominique Heintz
85'

Substitution

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Kevin Behrens
Kevin Behrens
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Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi
84'

Substitution

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Benjamin Henrichs
Benjamin Henrichs
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Nordi Mukiele
Nordi Mukiele
80'

HARD RUNNERS

Adams has been at his industrious best for Leipzig. Another quietly effective display from the US international, who has impressed on his fifth Bundesliga start of the calendar year.
Distance run (km)
9.5
10
Tyler Adams Grischa Prömel
79'

AWONIYI OFF CUE

Voglsammer gets the better of Simakan, but Awoniyi can't direct the cross on target. Decent chance, that.
76'

FRESH LEGS

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.
76'

Substitution

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Julian Ryerson
Julian Ryerson
sub
Christopher Trimmel
Christopher Trimmel
76'

Substitution

sub
Bastian Oczipka
Bastian Oczipka
sub
Niko Gießelmann
Niko Gießelmann
75'

Substitution

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Dominik Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai
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Christopher Nkunku
Christopher Nkunku
74'

POST!

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!
71'

SMOTHERED

Becker weaves this way and that, before digging out a low cross. Awoniyi's arriving, but Gulacsi beats him to it.
69'

POSITIVE CHANGE

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.
68'

Substitution

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Andreas Voglsammer
Andreas Voglsammer
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András Schäfer
András Schäfer
66'

TRIPLE CHANGE

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.
64'

Substitution

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Konrad Laimer
Konrad Laimer
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Kevin Kampl
Kevin Kampl
64'

Substitution

sub
André Silva
André Silva
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Yussuf Poulsen
Yussuf Poulsen
63'

Substitution

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Dani Olmo
Dani Olmo
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Emil Forsberg
Emil Forsberg
62'

NOT GIVEN

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.
60'

PENALTY CHECK

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...
59'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No penalty
Review Foul?
Decision No penalty
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MILESTONE GOAL

Poulsen's now scored 40 Bundesliga goals in 162 German top-flight games, including six this season.
55'

TOP-DRAWER FINISH

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The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
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.
xGoals
1
0.2
1.16
0
Goals
46'

LEIPZIG LEAD!

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.
46'

Yussuf Poulsen

GOAL!

1 : 0
Yussuf Poulsen
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.
20 %
Kick-off!
45'
+ 3

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.
Half-time
45'
+ 2

CROSSBAR!

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.
45'

TIME ADDED ON

Two minutes to play in Leipzig. Tedesco will surely be plotting changes in attack.
44'

CHANCE!

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.
41'

PASS MASTERS

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Pass Efficiency
Pass Efficiency compares the number of successful passes with the number of passes expected to find another teammate. For this, every pass receives an AI-calculated probability to be a successful one. If a player has a positive Pass Efficiency value, he has brought more passes to his teammates than predicted.
Poulsen's not had much to feed on, but he's linking the play well when Leipzig do get forward.
Pass Efficiency
1.56
1.08
Yussuf Poulsen
Grischa Prömel
1.17
0.33
Nordi Mukiele
András Schäfer
0.99
0.03
Marcel Halstenberg
Taiwo Awoniyi
39'

CHANCE!

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.
36'

NKUNKU PROWLING

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.
33'

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.
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.
Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi 34.04km/h
2.
Christopher Nkunku
Christopher Nkunku 32.80km/h
3.
Willi Thomas Orban
Willi Thomas Orban 31.91km/h
28'

ALL CLEAR

Fischer had sent Voglsammer to warm up, but Awoniyi is deemed OK to continue.
26'

AWONIYI DOWN

The Union talisman stays down after a clash of heads with Halstenberg. The physios are on...
25'

STILL NO CLEAR-CUT CHANCES

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xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
... and in Leipzig's case, no efforts on goal whatsoever.
xGoals
0
0.0
0.43
0
Goals
25'

Goal attempts
0 off target
0 on target
3 off target
1 on target
21'

TALKING TACTICS

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.
18'

OFF TARGET

Trimmel sends over a corner for Union. Heintz goes up early, heading comfortably wide. Union holding their own.
12'

PARTY ATMOSPHERE

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.
7'

BRIGHT UNION START

Prömel looks for the run of Awoniyi, but Gulacsi's alert to the danger and beats him to it.
2'

GULACSI SAVES!

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.
Kick-off!
2:03
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WATCH: LEVERKUSEN 0-1 LEIPZIG

Szoboszlai scored the only goal as Leipzig leapfrogged Leverkusen into third on MAtchday 30.
2:03
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WATCH: UNION 2-0 FRANKFURT

Union made it three straight Bundesliga wins last time out.
0:59
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NO STOPPING NKUNKU

March Player of the Month Nkunku has scored, assisted or both in all but three of his 13 Bundesliga appearances so far this calendar year. It was also his pass that set up Forsberg's winner in midweek. The France international's record in all competitions so far this season reads 30 goals and 20 assists across 45 games.
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KICK IT LIKE TAIWO

Awoniyi is Union's primary source of goals - his opener against Frankfurt was his 13th of the Bundesliga campaign - and he opened the scoring in the cup.

TABLE TALK

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.
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MR. LEIPZIG

"The best idea is to sub me on and then win," joked Forsberg prior to the game. The Swede starts today, having scored a dramatic late header against Union to make it three DFB Cup final appearances in four years. He's among the club's longest-serving players, and makes his 255th competitive appearance - his 150th in the Bundesliga.

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.
2:03
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WATCH: UNION 2-1 LEIPZIG

Taiwo Awoniyi's ninth Bundesliga goal of the season helped Union Berlin win the reverse fixture, in what was Jesse Marsch's final game as Leipzig coach.

MORE ON THOSE TEAMS

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

LEIPZIG SUBS

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

UNION SUBS

Luthe, Ryerson, Oczipka, Öztunali, Haraguchi, Möhwald, Voglsammer, Michel, Behrens
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