RB Leipzig – VfB Stuttgart 2-0: Red Bulls prevent Bayern’s sofa championship

Persecutor RB Leipzig spoiled the championship party on the sofa for FC Bayern. With a 2-0 (0-0) win against VfB Stuttgart, the Saxons took advantage of Munich’s slip and kept their very small title chance on Sunday. After Bayern lost 2-1 at FSV Mainz 05 the day before, RB was seven points behind three game days before the end.

Persecutor RB Leipzig spoiled the championship party on the sofa for FC Bayern. With a 2-0 (0-0) win against VfB Stuttgart, the Saxons took advantage of Munich’s slip and kept their very small title chance on Sunday. After Bayern lost 2-1 at FSV Mainz 05 the day before, RB was seven points behind three game days before the end.

Amadou Haidara (46th) and Emil Forsberg (67th, penalty kick) scored for Leipzig, who were successful again after three home games in a row without a win. Stuttgart’s Naouirou Ahamada had previously seen the red card for gross foul play (14th). With this important triumph, RB is very close to qualifying for the Champions League. With 64 points, Leipzig is now nine points ahead of fifth Borussia Dortmund.

“The win was very well deserved,” said RB coach Julian Nagelsmann Sky: “We didn’t make good use of the switching moments in the first half. But with the first action after the break we make it 1-0, a very nice goal. After that we had a lot of chances, you can also get four or five Score goals.”

However, a little football sensation would be needed for the championship. RB still plays in Dortmund, at home against VfL Wolfsburg and at Union Berlin. Bayern’s remaining program is much easier with home games against Borussia Mönchengladbach and FC Augsburg and an away game at SC Freiburg. For RB, however, the semi-finals in the DFB Cup at Werder Bremen are due next Friday.

RB Leipzig storms out of the break against Stuttgart

RB then pressed more, Christopher Nkunku (16.) failed from a tight angle to VfB goalkeeper Gregor Kobel. The hosts created too few goal opportunities in this phase because VfB withdrew significantly. Leipzig rarely found space for the last pass against the Swabian wall. The result was a few half-chances by standards and a shot from the fray by Nkunku (37th) from twelve meters, which Kobel steered to the corner.

After the break, Leipzig came out of the cabin with impressive determination, Haidara headed an excellent cross from Dani Olmo into the net with the first attack – and they wanted more. After a great combination with Nkunku, Haidara (52nd) suddenly appeared alone in front of Kobel, who parried again in dire need. From a similar situation, the Swiss goalkeeper then held against Alexander Sörloth (57th).

Kobel was in top form in this phase when he defused a volley from Angelino (63rd) including Olmo’s margin. It took a foul by VfB defender Konstantinos Mavropanos on Forsberg to overcome the goalkeeper a second time. Leipzig’s Swede competed and turned safely into the right corner.

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