He failed to score in 30 Bundesliga appearances last season, but left-back Marcel Halstenberg fired Leipzig into the lead against Benfica at the Emirates Cup. - © imago / PA Images
He failed to score in 30 Bundesliga appearances last season, but left-back Marcel Halstenberg fired Leipzig into the lead against Benfica at the Emirates Cup. - © imago / PA Images
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RB Leipzig 2-0 Benfica in the Emirates Cup - As it happened!

RB Leipzig bounced back from their 1-0 loss to Sevilla in the first game of the Emirates Cup with an impressive 2-0 win over Portuguese champions Benfica. Marcel Halstenberg gave the Bundesliga runners-up the lead in the first half with a thumping effort from inside the box before veteran Marvin Compper ensured a deserved victory with a perfectly timed and placed header early in the second half. Benfica rallied late in the game as Leipzig tired, but they were unable to find a way past Ralph Hasenhüttl's men.

If you missed their game against Sevilla, you can relive all the action right here!

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