RB Leipzig vs. Liverpool – Football Match Report – February 16, 2021

RB Leipzig vs. Liverpool – Football Match Report – February 16, 2021

Liverpool capitalised from one among quite a lot of errors from Dayot Upamecano to take a 2-Zero first leg away lead over RB Leipzig within the Champions League spherical of 16 because of objectives from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in Budapest on Tuesday.

The match was moved to impartial Budapest because the rising coronavirus instances within the UK had prevented Liverpool from getting into Germany.

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And maybe the unfamiliar environment troubled Leipzig as Liverpool began much better and have been unfortunate to not be forward earlier than half-time.

Jurgen Klopp’s aspect have been in horrible kind domestically with three consecutive defeats within the Premier League however took a deserved lead on 53 minutes.

RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano cannot cease Sadio Mane scoring for Liverpool. Laszlo Szirtesi/Getty Pictures

Leipzig centre-back Upamecano, who it was lately introduced would be part of Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich in the summertime, had been responsible of some erratic passing within the first half and was caught out of place as Salah snuck in behind the defence to fit previous goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi.

Upamecano was at fault for the second objective 5 minutes later after a woefully timed problem allowed Mane to run by way of and put Liverpool 2-Zero forward.

Leipzig had an opportunity to tug a late objective again however Hwang Hee-Chan put simply huge when he went by way of on Alisson’s objective.

The return leg is because of happen at Anfield on March 10, although that scenario is beneath fixed overview because of the ongoing coronavirus scenario within the UK.

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