Highlights

13:30
Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor
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Full-time: Darmstadt 1-3 Leipzig

Darmstadt were the form team coming into this on the back of two straight victories, with Leipzig winless in two, but the visitors hit the ground running, with Loïs Openda netting the earliest goal of this season inside a minute. Emil Forsberg then doubled the advantage with a free-kick before Tobias Kempe brought the Lilies back into it with a penalty. Having had one ruled out for offside, Openda then got his second and Leipzig’s third later in the second half to put any potential Darmstadt comeback to bed after a spirited performance by the hosts.
Full-time
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.
2.
Tim Skarke
Tim Skarke32.50km/h
3.
Emil Forsberg
Emil Forsberg32.40km/h
89'

Werner must score!

Huge chance to Timo Werner one-on-one against Schuhen, who appears to be sold and diving one way, but Werner delays and allows the Darmstadt keeper to recover and get a foot to the shot.
80'

Substitution

77'

Win Probability

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Win Probability
This Match Fact documents significant changes in the probability of victory for both teams during the course of the match. The value is based on actual match play and incorporates existing Match Facts such as Expected Goals, Skill and Set-Piece Dange
71'
80.2 %
Now
98 %
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It's given!

Third time today Openda has had the ball in the back of the net. This time it does count. Originally ruled out for offside and with a potential hand, but it's finally given on review - and Leipzig have breathing space again.
73'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
SituationNo goal
ReviewOffside?
DecisionGoal
72'

Loïs Openda

GOAL!

1:3
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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.
27 %
Shot speed
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Shot speed
Shot speed describes the maximum speed in km/h that a ball reaches in a shot on goal. The distance is measured from the location of the shot to the centre of the goal.
76.47 km/h
Distance to Goal
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Distance to Goal
The distance to goal is measured at the time of the shot - from the position of the ball to the center of the goal.
11.83 m
61'

Offside

What a goal this would've been. Clipped ball over the Darmstadt defence to Forsberg, who nods it down for Openda. He takes a touch to sell Schuhen a dummy but is then flagged offside.
60'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
SituationNo goal
ReviewOffside?
DecisionNo goal
54'

Ball Recovery Time

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Ball Recovery Time
Ball Recovery Time gives the time in seconds in which it takes a team to win back the ball following a loss of possession. It also allows conclusions to be drawn about a team's style of play. Only time when the ball is in play is counted (i.e. no breaks in play such as for goal-kicks, throw-ins etc).
SVD
RBL
10 s
12.6 s
51'

Now Mehlem!

The Lilies have come out with confidence and work their way from one end to the other in a matter of seconds. A defence-splitting pass finds the run of Mehlem, who's only denied by an excellent sliding block by Simakan.
49'

So close to an equaliser!

Leipzig fail to clear their lines and the ball comes back over their defence. Pfeiffer has an air-kick with his first attempt but has another go, gets it past Blaswich on the angle, but the ball rolls across the face of goal and wide.
Kick-off!
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Half-time: Darmstadt 1-2 Leipzig

Leipzig got off to a flier but haven't had it all their own way at all, with Darmstadt's goal from a Kempe penalty more than deserved as the promoted side keep themselves in this game.
Half-time
32'

No mistake from Kempe!

Kempe puts away his third spot-kick of the season and Darmstadt are back in this!
32'

Tobias Kempe

GOAL!

1:2
Tobias Kempe
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 %
Distance to Goal
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Distance to Goal
The distance to goal is measured at the time of the shot - from the position of the ball to the center of the goal.
11 m
31'

Penalty Darmstadt!

Kampl catches Mehlem in the box and the referee points to the spot.
31'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
SituationPenalty
ReviewPrevious Foul?
DecisionPenalty
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.
2.
Emil Forsberg
Emil Forsberg32.40km/h
3.
Marvin Mehlem
Marvin Mehlem32.34km/h
24'

Forsberg free-kick!

It's a convoluted routine from Leipzig as two players run over the ball before Forsberg smashes the ball around the wall and through the diving Schuhen by his left post for his first Bundesliga goal of 2023/24.
24'
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.
9 %
Shot speed
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Shot speed
Shot speed describes the maximum speed in km/h that a ball reaches in a shot on goal. The distance is measured from the location of the shot to the centre of the goal.
119.96 km/h
Distance to Goal
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Distance to Goal
The distance to goal is measured at the time of the shot - from the position of the ball to the center of the goal.
22.68 m
16'

End to end

It's actually 4-3 in Darmstadt's favour for shots in a very open first quarter of an hour, but it's still Leipzig who lead.
7'

Rapid start

That Openda goal was the earliest we've seen in the Bundesliga this season.
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Perfect start for Leipzig!

First attack, first goal for the hosts as Henrichs slips in the Belgian on the edge of the box and he slots the ball between the legs of Schuhen for his fifth goal of the campaign.
1'

Loïs Openda

GOAL!

0:1
Loïs Openda
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.
30 %
Distance to Goal
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Distance to Goal
The distance to goal is measured at the time of the shot - from the position of the ball to the center of the goal.
10.65 m
Kick-off!

Minute's silence

Before we kick off today, there's a minute's silence to remember the innocent victims and their relatives after the devastating events in the Middle East.
0:19
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Watch: The hosts have arrived

0:25
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Watch: Welcome to the Böllenfalltor

Darmstadt XI

Schuhen – Maglica, Müller, Klarer – Skarke, Kempe, Holland (c), Nürnberger – Mehlem – Vilhelmsson, Pfeiffer

Darmstadt subs

Behrens, Zimmermann, Ronstadt, Schnellhardt, Müller, Honsak, Gjasula, Franjić, Hornby

Leipzig XI

Blaswich - Henrichs, Simakan, Lukeba, Raum - Xavi, Kampl (c), Haidara, Forsberg - Openda, Poulsen

Leipzig subs

Gulácsi, Klostermann, Lenz, Seiwald, Baumgartner, Carvalho, Werner, Šeško, Olmo
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Lieberknecht's view on Leipzig

"Leipzig are a big team. They're in the Champions League and doing well there, just like they are in the Bundesliga, where they're among the title contenders. We have to be proactive, but there'll also be times where we have to defend deep because of Leipzig's quality. It's about intensity, winning the challenges and, above all, mentality."
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Rose's view on Darmstadt

"It'll be a tough test for us. Darmstadt have managed to find their feet in the Bundesliga. They looked a bit nervy at the start of the season and relied on long balls, but now they're playing without fear. They've got a good midfield and play with a lot of pace and physicality, which is what you want to do as a newly promoted side. They've won their last two games and will be going into the game on Saturday with a lot of belief as a result."

Joint message for peace

The DFL has recommended a minute's silence in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 to remember all innocent victims and their relatives after the devastating events in the Middle East. With this joint effort, the DFL and DFB would like to send a common message from German football for peace. Football is a sport that brings people together, which is why we all stand up for peaceful coexistence, respect and tolerance. A fortnight ago, the terrorist attack by Hamas on the people of Israel and the State of Israel began. The DFL is shocked by this terrible attack and the events in the region.
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Probable line-ups

Who’s set to play this weekend? Who’s going to miss out? Keep up to date with all the latest team news right here!
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Darmstadt quick off the mark

The visitors need to be wary early on against Die Lillien - the hosts have scored inside the opening eight minutes of their last two home games, while no side has managed has many goals in the opening half-hour of Bundesliga games this term (7) as Torsten Lieberknecht's side.
2:05
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Watch: Leipzig 4-0 Darmstadt - previous meeting

It's almost five years since Leipzig and Darmstadt faced each other in the Bundesliga. Forsberg was among the scorers, while Yussuf Poulsen made a second-half cameo for Die Roten Bullen.
2:03
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Watch: Augsburg 1-2 Darmstadt - highlights

Promoted Darmstadt followed up victory over Werder Bremen by beating struggling Augsburg 2-1 on Matchday 7. The result lifted the Lilies up to 11th, four points clear of the bottom three.
2:03
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Watch: Leipzig 0-0 Bochum - highlights

Leipzig slipped to sixth after dropping points to Bochum, with Xavi Simons and Emil Forsberg seeing penalties saved by Manuel Riemann.

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