Leipzig. Fans had to wait a long time to celebrate this Europa League night. Tensions at the stand did not subside until the 85th minute. Angelino then met with the acclaimed leadership for RB Leipzig. Until the final quarter hour, the hosts were very tough against the Glasgow Rangers. Only the double change brought much inspiration. The goal was enough to win the first leg of the semi-final against Scotland on Thursday evening. Next week will show how valuable this 1-0 is.
RB coach Dominico Tedesco converted six positions in the opening XI. The yellow card suspensions of Willie Orban, Mohamed Simagan and Kevin Campbell forced a change, especially in the defense. The coach made a surprise, especially during the attack, that he did without a trained striker. André Silva and Yussuf Poulsen both sat outside early. Instead, the trio of Dominic Sposhosloy, Danny Olmo and Christopher Enkungu must take the risk. It didn’t pay off in the first half. The Rangers got the hosts at the center line and felt like ten men and defended the goal. RB has no idea, the most popular vertical pass, moving towards the goal. Angelino missed a great chance in the 31st minute. The Spaniard blasted a ball into the penalty area. The shot would have been just right if the guest defense had not blocked at the last minute. There were no highlights other than the teams singing correctly by the fans of both camps.
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About 20 minutes after the restart, RB fans no longer sang and they blew the whistle – their own team. As the home team did not move constantly, their game seemed to be stable. The goal previously set by the coach is to move the opponent to accommodate their own actions, which cannot be achieved in this way. A Leipzig goal is not in the air. Up to 70 minutes. Christopher Enkungu had a great chance, already circling the keeper and defender and then shooting over the empty goal. Bewilderment at the fan block. After that, Tedesco made two changes, with Silva and Emil Forsberg coming in for Danny Olmo and Dominic Ssobosloy. In fact, Leipzig’s forward game was gradually improving. The hosts had options. Nkunku missed by a head. Angelino finally scored in the 85th minute.