Little has remained of the celebrated fun football, RB Leipzig has also lost its lightness in the Champions League. The Bundesliga side conceded a deserved 0: 2 (0: 1) defeat on Wednesday at home to Olympique Lyon and missed not least because of heavy defensive blunders the chance to go a big step towards the last sixteen.
Four days after their first defeat of the season against Schalke 04 (1: 3), RB was sometimes in a driving mood. Above all, goalscorer Timo Werner missed the best opportunities in the attack. In addition, Leipzig again gave away a lead in the standings. As in the Bundesliga, RB now slipped off the top spot in Group G.
Lyons Dutch star striker Memphis Depay (11th) and Martin Terrier (65th) shocked the people of Leipzig, who had made conceding goals by reckless defensive behavior.
"That was an undeserved defeat in my eyes It was a very good game for us, but we made two mistakes, the first we run each other over, the second we are not awake enough, Lyon had hardly any chances, "said coach Julian Nagelsmann at" DAZN ".
Nagelsmann renounces Forsberg
Nagelsmann had changed his starting team to three positions in comparison to the defeat by Schalke. Among other things, playmaker Emil Forsberg was initially only on the bench, for it began international Lukas Klostermann on the right wing. On the defensive, the Frenchman Ibrahima Konaté moved into the three-legged, but was replaced early injured (23).
The defeat against Schalke had his team "not thrown off track," Nagelsmann had before the game said. This impression was not confirmed by the team. RB was at the beginning very hard to regain security – and did so with limited success.
Werner fails several times
In the game structure Leipzig acted deliberately, unusually many mistakes sneaked into the construction game, the RB-typical Tempefootball rarely showed Nagelsmann's team. If so, it was promptly dangerous: Werner pushed a sharp cross Klostermanns only by centimeters past the gate (5).
RB, however, hardly pulled self-confidence from the successful offensive action. Leipzig was unable to break through against the French midfielder and was pressured to negligence by the early pressing.
This was quickly punished: Leipzig lost the ball in midfield, the weak center-back Dayot Upamecano lost the crucial in front of the penalty area Duel – and Depay had free rein. It made the scorer in the final much better than Werner, who later on alone Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes lapped, but ultimately aimed too high (23).
Mukiele-Patzer ensures the decision
The big chance still looked like a wake-up call. RB came close to equalizing in his best phase in the first half. The former Hanoverian Marcelo had to clear for Lyon in dire need on the line (34.). However, the urge phase flattened quickly.
After the break, the game remained open for a long time. Leipzig came to opportunities, at the same time Lyon also continued to seek the way forward and regularly presented problems to RB. For the second goal RB invited the guests after mistakes of his French Upamecano and Nordi Mukiele downright. Mukiele tried on his own penalty area a climber, overlooked but Martin Terrier, who took the ball and had to push the final decision only in the goal.