Highlights

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WATCH: FORSBERG: "I'M PROUD OF THE GUYS"

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WATCH: JOVETIC: "WE SHOWED CHARACTER TO FIGHT BACK"

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SUPERB ENTERTAINMENT

And that, finally, is that. A sensational game in which Leipzig bossed the first half and Hertha threatened to pull off a monumental comeback in the second. In the end, the hosts hang on for three big points. For the visitors, there will be plenty of positives to take from a stirring second 45'.
Full-time
90'
+ 5

HERTHA HIT THE POST

My oh my oh my. Kanga is suddenly in on the right and he drills one at the near post. Blaswich gets something on it and the ball rattles against the upright. What a save.
90'
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NKUNKU WAYWARD

Nkunku whacks a shot over the top. Is that going to be that?
90'
+ 3

ROGEL BOOKED

Rogel is the last in a long line of Hertha players to try and stop a Schlage run. Yellow card for the Hertha man and that will eat up a few precious seconds for the hosts.
90'
+ 3

Yellow card

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Agustín Rogel
Agustín Rogel
90'
+ 1

TIME ADDED ON

There will be five minutes of time added on. That news did not go down well inside the stadium, as you can imagine.
90'

LEIPZIG EDGE CLOSER

Nkunku and Co. try to conjure something inside the Hertha box but it's just not happening for Leipzig and Hertha can clear. The home fans are on their feet roaring their team over the line here. Cracking atmosphere.
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.
Dominik Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai 35.14km/h
2.
Chidera Ejuke
Chidera Ejuke 33.47km/h
3.
Dodi Lukébakio
Dodi Lukébakio 33.45km/h
87'

OLD LADY NOT FINISHED

Davie Selke suddenly has a great chance in front of the posts. He lashes a shot low at the target but it's too close to Blaswich, who can make the save. Lukebakio thunders an effort off target on the follow up. Phew, this is some finish to what has been an absolute belter of a second half.
84'

NKUNKU GOAL CHALKED OFF

Nkunku had the ball in the Hertha net but after a VAR review, the goal is ruled out for offside.
83'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Offside?
Decision No goal
83'

Substitution

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Davie Selke
Davie Selke
sub
Suat Serdar
Suat Serdar
82'

KAMPL CLEARANCE

Back up the other end and Ejuke is racing through on goal! He has the beating of Blaswich, but not Kampl, who hacks off the line.
80'

LUKEBAKIO TO THE RESCUE

Amazing, just amazing. Szoboszlai frees Nkunku, who digs the ball out of his feet, rounds the Hertha keeper and dinks the ball at goal. From somewhere, who knows where, Lukebakio slides in and sticks out a leg to divert the ball wide. Nkunku and the fans behind the goal were celebrating.
79'

NOVOA NO GO

Novoa looks to curl a pass in for Nkunku. He misses his man completely and was in an offside position anyway. Hertha escape.
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CLOCK TICKING

What an incredible evening's entertainment these two teams have provided us with here and there is still around 15 minutes to go. Jovetic's first Bundesliga goal of the season has this one on a knife edge.
72'

LEIPZIG CHANGES

No goal for Silva on his 100th Bundesliga appearance, then. He and Forsberg are off, both having put in a real shift here and the latter scoring the game's opening goal. Chance for Novoa and Poulsen to put an end to this Hertha revival.
72'

Substitution

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Hugo Novoa
Hugo Novoa
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André Silva
André Silva
72'

Substitution

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Yussuf Poulsen
Yussuf Poulsen
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Emil Forsberg
Emil Forsberg
70'

VISITORS SEARCHING

Here come Hertha again. Mittelstädt whips in an inviting cross to the far post. Blaswich tries and fails to get a fist on it and Jovetic is there. The Montenegrin can only head awkwardly downwards and wide, however.
67'

COACHING LESSONS

The scenes here in Leipzig. Marco Rose is throwing his arms up repeatedly as he tries to get a lift from his side. His friend on the touchline, Sandro Schwarz, is calling for calm heads among his players.
66'

xGoals

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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).
xGoals
3
2.26
1.58
3
Goals
64'

HERTHA HAVE HOPE

Kampl chops down Kenny and Hertha have a free kick in an interesting position. The ball is sent into the box but headed out by Orban. It drops for Jovetic who slams home for 3-2! Hello! Game definitely on at the Red Bull Arena.
64'

Stevan Jovetić

GOAL!

3 : 2
Stevan Jovetić
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.
11 %
63'

Yellow card

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Kevin Kampl
Kevin Kampl
62'

HERTHA'S LIFELINE

Calm as you like. Lukebakio rolls the ball into the net and Hertha are back in this.
62'

Dodi Lukébakio

GOAL!

3 : 1
Dodi Lukébakio
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.
77 %
61'

LEIPZIG'S TRIPLE SWAP

Interesting moment for a Leipzig triple change with Hertha placing the ball on the penalty spot ....
61'

Substitution

sub
Benjamin Henrichs
Benjamin Henrichs
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Mohamed Simakan
Mohamed Simakan
61'

Substitution

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Kevin Kampl
Kevin Kampl
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Amadou Haidara
Amadou Haidara
61'

Substitution

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Marcel Halstenberg
Marcel Halstenberg
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David Raum
David Raum
60'

PENALTY HERTHA !

Kenny's ball into the box is handled by Diallo in the box and Hertha have a lifeline.
59'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Penalty
Review Handball?
Decision Penalty
59'

Substitution

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Chidera Ejuke
Chidera Ejuke
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Marco Richter
Marco Richter
58'

KANGA CLOSE

Oooh, now THAT was close to a Hertha goal. Lukebakio's inswinging corner is met by Kanga but the header takes a touch and drops just wide of the target.
55'

HERTHA CHANCE WASTED

Raum shoves Lukebakio to the floor and Hertha have a free kick wide on the right. Lukebakio whips in the set piece but the ball flies over everyone and away from danger.
50'

SILVA OFF TARGET

Silva prods an effort towards the far post but he's skewed that slightly and the ball drifts wide. The Portuguese forward will want to get on the scoresheet here on what is his 100th Bundesliga appearance.
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JOVETIC SCHEMING

Jovetic tries to conjure something on the edge of the Leipzig area but his pass over the top for Richter has too much on it and Leipzig get the goal kick.
48'

xGoals

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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).
xGoals
3
2.03
0.21
3
Goals
46'

OFF WE GO (AGAIN)

Leipzig get the ball rolling on the second half. What chance a Hertha comeback here? Or will it be more a case of the hosts adding a few more? We're about to find out.
Kick-off!
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HALF TIME

Well, what to say about that? Hertha defended pretty resolutely for large parts of the first half. When they finally went behind to Forsberg's opener, the wheels fell off. The hosts subsequently added a couple more and this game looks done and dusted at the break.
45'
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Substitution

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Wilfried Kanga
Wilfried Kanga
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Ivan Sunjic
Ivan Sunjic
45'
+ 2

Substitution

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Maximilian Mittelstädt
Maximilian Mittelstädt
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Marvin Plattenhardt
Marvin Plattenhardt
45'
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LEIPZIG CRUISE

Richter denies Forsberg inside the Hertha box. Simakan then wins a free kick out on the right. Raum takes but Hertha manage to clear. The ball is sent back into the area. Silva controls and slices a finish towards the far post. The ball strikes the upright and Orban taps in the rebound. Leipzig are cruising.
Half-time
45'

Willi Orban

GOAL!

3 : 0
Willi Orban
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.
97 %
43'

Passes
254
140
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SZOBOSZLAI: ASSIST KING

Szoboszlai has set up both goals in this game, making him Leipzig's top assist provider in the Bundesliga with three and counting.
41'

Yellow card

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Marvin Plattenhardt
Marvin Plattenhardt
38'

HAIDARA BOOKED

Haidara goes in dangerously on Tousart and that's a booking for the Leipzig man.
38'

Yellow card

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Amadou Haidara
Amadou Haidara
37'

Duels won
6
8
David Raum Dodi Lukébakio
34'

JOVETIC TRIES THE SPECTACULAR

Jovetic tries to lift visiting spirits with an acrobatic attempt from distance, which flies way off target.
32'

Yellow card

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Marc-Oliver Kempf
Marc-Oliver Kempf
31'

RBL DOUBLE UP

A bit nervy now from the visitors. Szoboszlai's pass into the mixer is hooked over his own bar by Rogel. From the resulting Raum corner, Diallo's header takes a slight deflection of Raum before bouncing up into the net.
30'

Abdou Diallo

GOAL!

2 : 0
Abdou Diallo
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 %
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.
Dodi Lukébakio
Dodi Lukébakio 33.45km/h
2.
Dominik Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai 32.57km/h
3.
Suat Serdar
Suat Serdar 31.87km/h
29'

Goal attempts
1 off target
2 on target
1 off target
1 on target
26'

LEIPZIG AHEAD

And there is the opener. A roar of relief from the home fans, who have been watching their side probe and probe in the opening 25 minutes. Hertha lose possession in midfield and the ball is scooped forward for Szoboszlai, who scampers ahead before crossing perfectly to Forsberg. The Swede connects with a knee to angle home from point-blank range.
25'

Emil Forsberg

GOAL!

1 : 0
Emil Forsberg
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.
24 %
24'

NKUNKU CHANCE

A Leipzig attack looks like it might be pulled back for a possible foul in the build-up. The referee waves play on and Nkunku suddenly has a chance to shoot from the left, which he does. Christensen stretches out a leg and blocks.
22'

NO WAY THROUGH

Raum sends in a corner from the left but it leads to nothing and the Berliners can clear. Leipzig need a spark from somewhere.
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HERTHA'S SORE MEMORIES

Lest we forget, Hertha lost 6-0 on their last trip to Leipzig back in 2021/22. The Old Lady won't have quickly forgotten that reverse and their tactics today are well-suited to Leipzig's forward-thinking style.
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xGoals

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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).
xGoals
0
0.0
0.11
0
Goals
15'

NOTHING DOING

Andre Silva with an effort that is barely worth noting and we've reached the quarter hour mark without a major incident.
14'

IN HERTHA'S DEFENCE

Hertha are pretty compact here, which is frustrating the hosts, who are being forced wide. Plenty of discipline from the visitors thus far.
12'

ENERGETIC SIMAKAN

A little too much enthusiasm from Mohamed Simakan, who sends two Hertha players flying. A small warning from the ref for Leizpig's No.2.
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Possession (%)
6337
7'

STOP-START

It's all a little bit niggly here as both sides look to impose themselves on the game. Xaver Schlager and David Raum combine to down Dodi Lukebakio and Hertha have a free kick.
5'

SZOBOSZLAI KNOCK

Szoboszlai sticks his head in to challenge where he probably shouldn't have and the Hungarian comes away from that with a nasty knock to his head after connecting with Marvin Plattenhardt, who was unaware of the presence of the Leipzig man.
3'

RICHTER HAS A POP

Marco Richter swings at the ball, which goes flying towards the target. It's at a decent height and pace for Janis Blaswich, who decides to fist over just in case. The subsequent corner comes to nothing.
1'

GAME ON !

Hertha kick off and the Matchday 10 battle commences.
Kick-off!

TEAMS OUT !

Both sides make their way onto the pitch to huge roars. Best mates Rose and Schwarz greet and we're all set.

RED BULL ARENA ROCKING

We have a super atmosphere in Saxony with the home crowd joined by a little over 1,5000 visiting fans from the capital. We're not long away from kick off now. What are your match predictions?
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ANDRE SILVA CENTURY

It's a 'Happy 100th Bundesliga appearance' to Leipzig striker Andre Silva today. Among the Portuguese marksman's 51 German top flight goals are the six he scored against today's opponents Hertha, who will have to be wary of Die Roten Bullen's in-form forward.
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NYLAND ON THE BENCH

After the serious injury to Peter Gulacsi, Leipzig reacted by bringing in the experienced Orjan Nyland. The Norwegian national goalkeeper played 18 Bundesliga and 30 Bundeliga 2 games for Ingolstadt from 2015 to 2018, and is on the bench for Die Roten Bullen today.

RICHTER RETURNS

As the Hertha team tweet says, Marco Richter makes his first start of the current season. That is the only change Sandro Schwarz makes compared to the previous week, with Chidera Ejuke, who had previously been on the left of the attack, making way. Richter has made six substitute appearances this season, scoring twice.

TWO CHANGES FOR ROSE

Marco Rose changes his team in 2 positions after the Champions League win in Glasgow. Abdou Diallo is back in central defence for Josko Gvardiol and Emil Forsberg comes in for Timo Werner, who is absent today due to illness - the latter is good news for Hertha at least, as Werner scored 8 times in his last 8 games against the Berliners.
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FRIENDS REUNITED

German publication, Bild, reminds us that today's coaches, Marco Rose and Sandro Schwarz, are very much BFFs, with the pair once playing together at Mainz under Jürgen Klopp. "Since then, both of them have been going on vacation together regularly (to Mallorca in the past as footballers) - and have even travelled together with their families (to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, among other places)," the daily informs. "Rose is the godfather of Schwarz's son Karlo (5), Schwarz is the godfather of Rose's daughter Maria (13). Rose was also Schwarz's best man."
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HERTHA'S POSITIVE OUTLOOK

Hertha came close to downing high-flyers Freiburg last time out, with Kevin Schade denying last week's hosts a come-from-behind win with a goal in the 78th minute. Despite that, coach Sandro Schwarz will have taken plenty of positives from a game that saw the lively Dodi Lukebakio and Suat Serdar hit the target.
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LEIPZIG IN GOOD SPIRITS

Morale is high among the Leipzig contingent following an impressive midweek win at Celtic in the Champions League. That result kept Die Roten Bullen's hopes of advancing to the tournament's last 16 very much alive and now the focus switches back to the Bundesliga and the Matchday 10 encounter against Hertha.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER!

Only four points separate Leipzig and Hertha in lower mid-table. It's unfamiliar territory for DFB Cup holders and UEFA Champions League representatives Die Roten Bullen, while the Old Lady are enjoying a five-match unbeaten run. Stay tuned!
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