Bundesliga: RB Leipzig heat up for Champions League conflict in opposition to Liverpool with 2-1 win over Augsburg

Bundesliga: RB Leipzig heat up for Champions League conflict in opposition to Liverpool with 2-1 win over Augsburg

In sub-zero temperatures, Leipzig warmed up for Liverpool with targets by Dani Olmo and Christopher Nkunku giving them a 2-0 lead at half-time.

Bundesliga: RB Leipzig warm up for Champions League clash against Liverpool with 2-1 win over Augsburg

Augsburg’s Rani Khedira and Leipzig’s goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi battle for the ball. AP

Berlin: RB Leipzig tuned up for his or her Champions League conflict in opposition to Liverpool with a 2-1 house Bundesliga win over Augsburg Friday amid stories defender Dayot Upamecano will be a part of Bayern Munich subsequent season.

Based on journal Kicker and every day Bild, Bayern pays 43 million euros ($52 million) to activate the buy-out clause within the contract of Upamecano, an unused substitute in opposition to Augsburg.

Leipzig sports activities director Markus Kroesche insisted Upamecano was rested forward of Tuesday’s first leg in opposition to Liverpool which was switched to Budapest as a consequence of Germany’s COVID-19 journey restrictions from the UK.

“I simply targeting the sport, I do know that the participant has a buy-out clause, however I had a Bundesliga match to fret about,” mentioned Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann, who declined to verify the Upamecano stories.

Each Liverpool and Chelsea have been additionally reportedly focusing on the France defender.

In sub-zero temperatures, Leipzig warmed up for Liverpool with targets by Dani Olmo and Christopher Nkunku giving them a 2-0 lead at half-time.

After Nordi Mukiele was fouled within the space, Olmo had his first penalty try saved by Augsburg goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz.

Nonetheless, VAR ordered the spot-kick retaken after Gikiewicz was judged to have stepped off his line and Olmo made no mistake together with his second try.

Nkunku doubled the lead quickly after when Yussuf Poulsen introduced him with a easy tap-in simply earlier than half-time.

Augsburg pulled a objective again when midfielder Daniel Caligiuri transformed a penalty 13 minutes from the tip.

Nkunku might have added a second objective when he hit the put up late on.

“We did nicely, nevertheless it was too tense on the finish. The objective we conceded irritated me a bit,” added Nagelsmann, as Leipzig secured a 3rd straight league win.

His second-placed facet lower Bayern Munich’s lead on the prime of the Bundesliga desk to 4 factors.

Bayern host Arminia Bielefeld on Monday having overwhelmed Mexican facet Tigres on Thursday within the Membership World Cup last in Qatar.

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