- RB Leipzig stun Dortmund in their first-ever Bundesliga match.
- Two debutants delight in their contribution to the success.
- Mario Götze with "nothing to smile about" on his second debut for Dortmund
Match-winning substitute Naby Keita believes that things could not have gone any better for him, as his late goal secured Leipzig a much deserved victory against Borussia Dortmund. The new signing from Salzburg could hardly contain his delight as he and fellow debutant Oliver Burke combined to down the favourites.
Keita only came on late in the match, but in the dying moments of the game he managed to convert an assist by fellow Bundesliga debutantOliver Burke to give RB Leipzig an historic 1-0 win over Borussia Dortmund...
Naby Keita (RB Leipzig forward): "The premiere couldn’t have gone any better. I am delighted about our success. Emil Forsberg and Oliver Burke set up my goal brilliantly."
Oliver Burke (RB Leipzig midfielder): "It was the perfect game for me to come on and make a change. That is what I’m here for and that is what I’ve done. I’m really happy."
Watch: the full interview with Burke
Ralf Rangnick (RB Leipzig sporting director): "In the second half we deserved the victory. After we scored I had the feeling that the stadium roof might fly off at any moment... It was simply wonderful. For the city, for the team, for the club. Fantastic. BVB had run out of steam from the back a bit. I had the feeling that if any team were going win this game, it would be us. Now we need to continue in the same vein. We have a team that will give us joy time and time again over the course of the season."
Ralph Hasenhüttl (RB Leipzig coach): "I'm delighted for the lads and for the fans in the stadium that we were rewarded for our efforts."
Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder): "It's a bitter pill to swallow to concede in the last minute. There's nothing to smile about today. We wanted to get three points and we didn't manage that. We allowed them ten shots on goal and did not make anywhere near enough out of our chances. We had eight shots but only one on target. That is not enough."
Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund left-back): "We knew what was awaiting us here. But we didn't play the ball into and use the spaces that Leipzig gave us. We didn't even manage to get any shots on goal, even though we carved out the chances to do so. And then we went and conceded such a stupid goal right before the end."