RB Leipzig who have been impressive in the German Bundesliga have not had it smooth in their UEFA Champions league campaign after a poor start.
The Germain title contenders found themselves in a group with Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Club Brugge. It was always easy to pin point the clubs that would progress to the next stages of the Champions league with these teams but Leipzig have always come into tournaments with surprises under their sleeves.
This time around it was nothing new to write home about, their first point of the UCL campaign was a draw against Paris Saint-Germain and this got people assuming they would go far with the performance they displayed but the Germans lost their steam in the subsequent games.
After four matches played, RB Leipzig was holding on to the point they shared with Paris Saint-Germain, losing to Club Bruge and Manchester City in the process.
In their return encounter with Club Brugge away from home, RB Leipzig descended heavily on the host, while they unleashed their frustration from their previous abysmal play in their UCL cmapaign.
Christopher Nkunku needed only 12 minutes on the pitch to give Leipzig their opening goal as their built on their early lead.
Five (5) minutes after the opener, Leipzig were awarded a penalty which Emil Forsberg took responsibility of and converted it to give his side a 2-goal lead.
Leipzig weren’t close to done as they took the game to the hosts from start of the whistle. In the 26th minute, Portuguese international Andre Silva added the third for RB Leipzig before Emil Forsberg got his brace right before the end of the first half.
The second half was rather calm than expected as RB Leipzig held back and tried to control the game, they gave Club Brugge no chance in their own backyard.
The game played on barren in the second half until unsatisfied Christopher Nkunku in the 90+3 minutes added the 5th goal for RB Leipzig and his brace for the night.
Although they won convincingly on the night, it is a little too late to qualify the team to the next round of the UCL as they settle for the UEFA EUROPA.
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