Highlights

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WATCH: SHERALDO BECKER ON HIS SPIDERMAN CELEBRATION

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WATCH: DANI OLMO: "WE WANT TO BE UP THERE"

90'
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GRITTY UNION UPSET LEIPZIG

That's it ! Union join Gladbach and Mainz at the top of the Bundesliga standings on seven points following their second win of the season. First half goals from Siebatcheu and Becker help Urs Fischer's men to a big scalp and the home fans roar their appreciation. Leipzig remain winless after three games.
Full-time
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

There will be four minutes of added time in Berlin. Nail-biting stuff here.
90'

HECTIC ENDING

More Leipzig corners at the death after Simakan's smash at goal is defected wide. Union eventually clear .
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 34.67km/h
2.
Timo Werner
Timo Werner 33.03km/h
3.
David Raum
David Raum 32.79km/h
88'

UNION CHANCE

Union have their first corner of the game ! Leite connects with the set piece but it goes off target.
86'

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
2
0.93
1.22
1
Goals
84'

LEIPZIG BACK IN IT

Well now. Game on? Willi Orban's header from Leipzig's 11th corner is flapped into the net by Rönnow. The 'keeper might be disappointed with himself but Orban's header had just enough power to make it tricky to deal with from close range.
83'

Willi Orban

GOAL!

2 : 1
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.
19 %
80'

Substitution

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Niko Gießelmann
Niko Gießelmann
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Julian Ryerson
Julian Ryerson
79'

NO PROBLEM IRONS

What looks a dangerous move ends with Werner's cross being chested into the Union keeper's arms by Ryerson. Cue huge cheers. Union go straight up the other end but can't take full advantage of the counter attack.
78'

RYERSON INTO ORBIT

Haraguchi tees up Ryerson who almost sends the ball into the forest outside of the stadium. The Union fans don't care, their singing and bouncing has barely stopped all half.
78'

Substitution

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Emil Forsberg
Emil Forsberg
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Dani Olmo
Dani Olmo
77'

Goal attempts
3 off target
3 on target
11 off target
1 on target
75'

UNION'S TRIPLE SWAP

Urs Fischer makes a triple change as he looks to see this game out with 15' to play.
74'

Substitution

sub
Genki Haraguchi
Genki Haraguchi
sub
András Schäfer
András Schäfer
74'

Substitution

sub
Sven Michel
Sven Michel
sub
Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker
74'

Substitution

sub
Morten Thorsby
Morten Thorsby
sub
Janik Haberer
Janik Haberer
73'

INSANE STAT

Incredibly, Leizpig have had nine corners in this match. Union have had none. No team has had more corners than the visitors in a game so far this season.
71'

SILVA SEEKING GLORY

Leipzig coach Tedesco pats Andre Silva on the back and sends him into the game hoping against hope the Portuguese forward can pull the visitors back into this.
71'

Substitution

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André Silva
André Silva
sub
Konrad Laimer
Konrad Laimer
67'

RYERSON TO UNION'S RESCUE

How has that stayed out!? A Leipzig corner eventually falls for Halstenberg who swipes a shot goalwards. The slippery ball grazes Rönnow's glove and looks to be heading in, until Ryerson hacks clear right on the line.
65'

BEHRENS BOOKED

Behrens goes in too late on Simakan and that's a yellow for the Union player.
65'

Yellow card

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Kevin Behrens
Kevin Behrens
63'

SIEBATCHEU APPLAUSE

Changes on both sides. A huge round of applause for the departing Siebatcheu who, along with scoring the game's opening goal, has put in a big shift here.
62'

Substitution

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Kevin Behrens
Kevin Behrens
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Jordan Siebatcheu
Jordan Siebatcheu
62'

Substitution

sub
Amadou Haidara
Amadou Haidara
sub
Kevin Kampl
Kevin Kampl
60'

Possession (%)
3070
59'

SIEBATCHEU SHOOTS

Becker's cross from the left is met by Siebatcheu whose shot flashes past the near post and wide.
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BECKER PROWLING

Sheraldo Becker has scored three goals in his last five Bundesliga games and is hoping to add to that tally with Union set up to strike on the counter once more.
56'

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
2
0.77
0.73
0
Goals
53'

WINDOW SHUT TO WERNER

Werner gets into a decent position in front of the box but is then ushered all the way over to the sideline by Julian Ryerson. This already has the look of a very frustrating day for the visitors who are finding Union in resolute mood.
50'

YELLOW FOR RONNOW

The referee says Union goalkeeper Ronnow is raking too much time over his goal kicks and the Union shot stopper is booked.
49'

Yellow card

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Frederik Rønnow
Frederik Rønnow
48'

RBL IMPROVEMENT NEEDED

Leipzig have won a series of corners at the start of this second period but have failed to make them count as Union soak up the pressure.
46'

LEIPZIG CHANGE

Leipzig coach Domenico Tedesco has opted for a switch in personnel at the start of the second half, with Marcel Halstenberg coming on for Josko Gvardiol, who may have been carrying a slight knock in the first 45.
46'

GAME BACK ON !

Union get us back underway in the second half.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 2

Substitution

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Marcel Halstenberg
Marcel Halstenberg
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Joško Gvardiol
Joško Gvardiol
45'
+ 2

DESERVED BREAK

Union go in at at half time in control of this match, with a couple of fine counter-attacking moves helping the hosts to a 2-0 lead. Leipzig with lots of work to do after the restart.
Half-time
45'
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UNION WANT MORE

Ooooh Union go close again. Becker from the right drags a shot across the face and Leipzig escape.
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SIEBATCHEU ON TWO

It's two goals in three games for Jordan Siebatcheu this season.
42'

UNION'S COUNTER-ATTACK MASTERCLASS

For all of Leipzig's possession, it is Union who lead where it counts: on the scoreboard. Urs Fischer's men have executed two astounding counter-attacks here and they'll take some stopping now with this vociferous crowd behind them.
39'

UNION AGAIN !

The Union fans are in dreamland here ! Sheraldo Becker waltzes through on the right, rolls the ball onto his left foot and blooters an unstoppable shot past the bewildered Blaswich. Union are on absolute fire
38'

Sheraldo Becker

GOAL!

2 : 0
Sheraldo Becker
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 %
38'

Goal attempts
1 off target
2 on target
5 off target
0 on target
33'

SIEBATCHEU ON A ROLL

That's two home games for Jordan Siebatcheu, and two goals. The striker also scored at the Alte Försterei in Union's first match of the season, a 3-1 win against Hertha Berlin.
32'

UNION IN FRONT

The perfect breakaway goal for Union! Becker races through on the right and picks out Siebatcheu in space. A wonderfully rolled finish from the Union man into the corner leaves Blaswich on his backside. Top goal.
32'

Jordan Siebatcheu

GOAL!

1 : 0
Jordan Siebatcheu
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.
35 %
30'

KAMPL BOOKED

Andras Schäfer bursts away on the right but Kevin Kampl has the midfielder's digits and lunges in, upending his opponent. A yellow for the Leipzig man.
30'

Yellow card

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Kevin Kampl
Kevin Kampl
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.
Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker 34.67km/h
2.
Timo Werner
Timo Werner 33.03km/h
3.
Christopher Nkunku
Christopher Nkunku 32.32km/h
27'

ORBAN OPPORTUNITY

A set piece for the visitors. Olmo thwacks one into the mixer and big Willi Orban gets his head on it. There's also a Union touch and Leipzig have another corner, which comes to nothing.
25'

KHEDIRA WARNING

Union's No. 8 goes in a little too hard on Olmo and the ref wants a word.
23'

xGoals

information
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
0.13
0.53
0
Goals
19'

RBL HIT THE POST

Henrichs feeds Werner who takes the calmest of touches to lift the ball over the advancing Union goalkeeper. The forward's effort hits the post and the hosts breathe a sigh of relief.
15'

SIMAKAN OFF THE LINE

Union are suddenly away and after a frantic build-up, Ryerson wellies a shot that leaves Blaswich rooted. Simakan is behind the 'keeper and thumps clear. That was going in.
13'

WERNER DOWN

Werner goes on one of his lung-busting sprints forward and crashes into Union captain Christopher Trimmel inside the area. Nothing doing, says the ref. Werner will need attention here after falling awkwardly ...
9'

VISITING POSSESSION

Leipzig are having a lot more of the ball here with Union waiting for their opportunity on the counter attack.
Possession (%)
3268
5'

SET-PIECE DISAPPOINTMENT

Again Leipzig push forward, this time winning a corner. Olmo's delivery is poor and the Union fans once again start jumping and chanting.
3'

LEIPZIG ATTACKING TACTIC

A sign of things to come? Dani Olmo threads the needle with a pass along the floor which Timo Werner fancies the look of. The returning Leipzig striker is foiled by the alert Rönnow in the Union goal.
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GAME ON !

Leipzig get the ball rolling and we are underway in the German capital.
Kick-off!

ALL SET ....

Teams are out. A light drizzle is falling. Perfect conditions for a Saturday evening game. Let's go !

IT'S ALMOST TIME

As ever, there's a cracking atmospehere at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei as we await the arrivals of both teams onto the pitch ...

UNION TEAM NEWS

Union boss Urs Fischer has opted for a couple of changes to the side that started last weekend's scoreless draw against Mainz. Christopher Trimmel and Andras Schäfer are in to face Leipzig, with Niko Gießelmann and Genki Haraguchi benched.

LEIPZIG TEAM NEWS

With Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi out with an injury, recent arrival Janis Blaswich deputises between the posts for the visitors. Elsewhere, Domenico Tedesco opts to give Konrad Laimer a first Bundesliga start of the season while Kevin Kampl and Josko Gvardiol also make the XI.

LEIPZIG SUBS

Nickisch, Haidara, Forsberg, Da Silva, Halstenberg, Schlager, Ba, Novoa

LEIPZIG STARTING XI

Blaswich - Simakan, Orban (c), Gvardiol – Henrichs, Laimer, Kampl, Raum – Olmo – Nkunku, Werner

UNION SUBS

Grill, Thorsby, Doekhi, Michel, Seguin, Behrens, Gießelmann, Haraguchi, Leweling

UNION STARTING XI

Rönnow - Jaeckel, Knoche, Leite - Trimmel (c), Khedira, Ryerson – Schäfer, Haberer – Becker, Siebatcheu
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Where will Werner fit in?

Timo Werner, 26, spent four years at Leipzig between 2016 and 2020, registering 90 goals and 40 assists in 156 competitive appearances. He did his best work in 2019/20, scoring 28 Bundesliga goals - second only to Robert Lewandowski (34) that season. He scored on his debut, but can he repeat those numbers this term?
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Magic triangle

In Christopher Nkunku, Timo Werner and Dani Olmo, RB Leipzig do have quite the strike force on their hands.

Still seeking the right blend

Leipzig are still without a win in all competitions so far this season following their Supercup loss to Bayern Munich and opening-day draw with VfB Stuttgart. There's been an experimental feel to Domenico Tedesco's team selection of late, with young Hugo Novoa starting back-to-back games at right wing-back and Benjamin Henrichs dropping into a central role in the absence of Konrad Laimer.
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Timo's emphatic return

Timo Werner has 96 goals in 160 games for Leipzig, having marked his return to the Red Bull Arena with the opener against Cologne on Matchday 2. The Germany international fired in a Christopher Nkunku assist to break the deadlock, but the game turned on Dominik Szoboszlai's red card and ended 2-2.

And so may it continue...

Judging by their start to the new campaign, more of the same can be expected in the year ahead. Union are one of six unbeaten teams after the opening two rounds of fixtures, thanks to their 3-1 win over city rivals Hertha and last weekend's goalless draw with Mainz.

Union have come a long way

Union were given a rude introduction to life in the Bundesliga by Werner and Leipzig back in August 2019. Die Eisernen went down 4-0 in front of their own fans, but that debut loss has proved the exception rather than the rule. Urs Fischer's steely ensemble have become a top-flight force to be reckoned with, following up their 11th-placed finish in 2019/20 by qualifying for Europe in each of the past two seasons
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