RB Leipzig also won the second league match against Julian Nagelsmann. This is the best start of the Bundesliga season in the still young history of the Leipzig club. At home beat the participants of the Champions League Eintracht Frankfurt 2: 1 (1: 0). Timo Werner (10th minute) and Yussuf Poulsen (80th) met for Leipzig, Goncalo Paciência (89th) for Frankfurt. Leipzig is now second in the table, Frankfurt is in tenth place.
Shortly before the match, Leipzig announced the extension of Werner's contract until 2023. During the match, the national team then showed how valuable it could be for the team. For the first time, the 23-year-old has met during the first two days of Bundesliga matches. He has scored seven goals during the season in the last ten league games.
From the beginning, Leipzig and Frankfurt tried to reduce the size of the rooms and to support quickly. Filip Kostic had his first chance in the sixth minute, but was cut short by a sharp angle. Four minutes later, Werner found himself cleverly after a header from Poulsen turning the ball towards Leipzig. It was the first shot on goal by RB. Only Werner and then Christopher Nkunku had the double chance of 2: 0 (18). But also Frankfurt went through Paciência (27. 43) before the break to mark opportunities.
Poulsen Dream Door
In the second half, Werner missed again after introducing Nkunku closely to bring his team back with two goals in front (48.). As a result, Frankfurt had more phases of possession of the ball, Leipzig fought back. Paciência (65th) and Rode (72nd) have once again offered the best opportunities to the Hessians. Ten minutes before the end of regulation time, Poulsen met a technically demanding direct response ranging from about 11 meters to 2: 0. Frankfurt did not give up, but Hesse did not succeed as the goal of Paciência access.
RB Leipzig – Eintracht Frankfurt 2: 1 (1: 0)
1: 0 Werner (10th)
2: 0 Poulsen (80.)
2: 1 Paciência (89.)
Leipzig: Gulacsi – Mukiele, Konate, Orban – Klostermann, Demme, Halstenberg – Sabitzer, Nkunku – Poulsen, Werner
Frankfurt: Trapp – Abraham (87th Toure), Hasebe, Ndicka – Kohr, Rode (77th of Guzman) – Durm (77th Chandler), Kostic – Kamada – Paciência, Joveljic
Yellow cards: Demme, Poulsen / Paciência, Joveljic, Kohr