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After winning in Berlin, Leipzig jumped to fourth place

Updated on 08/04/2023 20:49

By winning away from home, RB Leipzig secured three valuable points from Berlin. Hertha couldn’t do much against the Red Bulls, even if the Old Lady threw everything forward in the final third.

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Bundesliga club RB Leipzig continued their impressive winning streak against Hertha BSC and returned to the Champions League. On the 27th day of play, coach Marco Rose’s team celebrated its seventh victory in the seventh away match at the Berlin Olympic Stadium against Hertha by winning 1-0 (1-0). And in front of 50,679 spectators, Amadou Haidara scored the winning goal for the guests in the 39th minute, which now relegated Freiburg to fifth place with 48 points. Hertha will remain in the relegation rank with at least 22 points until Sunday evening.

Hertha coach Sandro Black He relied on the starting line-up that started a week ago in the 1-1 draw in Freiburg and initially did without Marco Richter, who was eligible to play again. Leipzig boss Rose made two changes during the week compared to the 2-0 FA Cup win against Borussia Dortmund: Emil Forsberg and Kevin Campbell replaced midfielders Dani Olmo and Konrad Leimer from the start.

Offside question after the opening goal

The guests used playful elements from the start and tightened Hertha in their half. However, the biggest chance was favored by uncertainty on the part of Hertha goalkeeper Oliver Christensen, who was nevertheless able to convert the ball into a corner. Berliners were lucky that referee Deniz Aitken did not signal a penalty kick in the duel between Marc-Oliver Kempf and Benjamin Henriques (26th place).

Video assistant Harim Osmers played the central role in scoring the goal in the 39th minute. Mohamed Simakan made a save from Christensen in the six-yard box but got the ball in front of the goalkeeper. A few minutes later, Amadou Haidara, who pushed the ball over the line after a Semakan header, was checked for offense. Offside. So Coach Schwartz also sought to speak to the referee going into halftime.

Hertha usually ran after the Red Bulls

Leipzig played the lead they deserved. The guests slowed down after changing sides, so that Hertha gained more play and came close to the guest goal more often. Schwartz wanted to give the team a boost with the substitutions of Jesek Ngankam, Suat Serdar and Richter in the 62nd minute.

On the Leipzig side, Dani Olmo and Andre Silva entered the field without much change in the match: Leipzig dominated the meeting, Hertha mostly ran after them. And Leipzig goalkeeper Janis Blaswich Serdar prevented an equalizer nine minutes before the end of normal time. On the other hand, Zuboszlai and Silva missed the final decision (86′). (best / dpa)

It was reported in the media that Werder Bremen prevented former goalkeeper Tim Veese from entering the field. The 41-year-old is also said to have been suspended from the traditional Hanseatic team once again. The club refused to comment on the reasons. This was reported by Radio Bremen and the Deichstube portal. The eccentric former professional has attracted attention several times in the recent past through public contacts on the right-wing scene.