RB Leipzig remains in the tenth league game followed without defeat. Yussuf Poulsen arrives twice.
Frankfurt – Schalke 3: 0
The winner of the Eintracht Frankfurt Cup moved away with the next victory to record the FC Bayern Munich champions in the Champions League squad. Thanks to two goals again Luka Jovic and a strike from the sunk Sebastien Haller (80) defeated Hessen at the end of the eleventh match of Bundesliga FC Schalke 04 on Sunday night 3-0 (0-0) and celebrated the eighth competitive encounter – Success in the last nine games. In front of 50,700 spectators, Jovic advanced with his goals (61 and 73 minutes) back to the winner of coach Adi Hütter's team and took control of the nine goals.
Only three days after the first progress in the Europa League, Eintracht won the fourth place in the Bundesliga – ahead of Munich to former coach Niko Kovac and ten points ahead of the guests of Gelsenkirchen, the only 14 before the decline in descent. they are
In the duel of the very expensive European beginners, the two coaches took three changes in their eleven beginnings. The fact that Schalke had two more days of break after the 2-0 sovereign against Galatasaray in the Champions League, was not marked. Frankfurt advanced from the beginning, advancing rapidly with his latest trio attacker Jovic, Ante Rebic and Haller. Opportunities were not initially raised, only defender Evan Ndicka (19.) approached a powerful header to a song.
The game went down in the first 30 minutes, the main protagonists were again Ndicka, David Abraham and Salif Sané de Schalke, won the duel for a duel. National player Mark Uth (34th) lost the other side with a little dive. Bitter to the attacker: in the second part he had to leave with a thigh injury: an international participation next week seems questionable.
Even after the break, the game initially did not take more momentum. At the end of three English weeks with games in a three-day rhythm, both teams seemed a little exhausted. The interruptions characterized the game.
It was only after an exact hour that the game regained speed: Schalke's Breel Embolo triumphed with one and failed to react well Kevin Trapp. Directly in return, the cup winners showed all their offensive class: in a ray counterattack, Rebic served to his colleague Jovic, who left the Schalke team again disassembled and complete. The Eintracht seemed so free: the Rebic worker hit only the post (67), then Jovic made a precise crossing of Filip Kostic for the decision before re-filling Haller.
Leverkusen – Leipzig 0: 3
First they played together, soon they met: the famous Lukas Klostermann and Yussuf Poulsen scored their goals RB Leipzig in the third place of the Bundesliga. In 3-0 (1-0) against Bayer Leverkusen Pulsen tied to a double (27, 85), Klostermann gathered against 36 155 spectators for 2-0 interim. And that in its fifth competitive match for RB.
Then the two entered the curve and showed a finger. "We played together on Friday and then we thought about what we should do, Lukas should return to meet," said Poulsen. The fact that it was possible to show joy so quickly was surprising even for him, but corresponded to a strong performance of the two.
Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick changed the team to seven positions in a 1-1 draw at Celtic on Thursday. In Bayer Leverkusen, Jonathan Tah, Tin Jedvaj and Charles Aranguiz teamed up. They were not in the initial stage at 1: 4 against Hoffenheim a week ago.
The hosts relied on the tactics, especially tested in the Cup against Hoffenheim. In the attacks of Leverkusen a chain of five defenses formed, that was dissolved in own possession in a triple chain. Bayer tried to meet with long balls in the lead.
But this rarely happened because the people of Leipzig did not even place Bayer in such situations. "We had a bad structure of play, no structure in the game. Nor did we develop any Torgefahr," renegade coach Heiko Herrlich spoke of a well-deserved defeat.
The Leipzig kept the ball away from his own penalty area and tried to pressure the guests. Especially Timo Werner has been a constant source of problems, often linked to Mitchell Weiser and Tah two defensive players. And he took advantage of opportunities. His shot was only inches over the goal of Lukas Hradecky (14), after a strong start Kevin Kampl only knew the external network (31). "Everything he did in a career deserves respect. He has decided this morning that he can play," said Rangnick.
Leipzig gained leadership through greater creativity. A powerful pass by Diego Demme cleverly exploited Poulsen. Visitors only had an opportunity when Havertz claimed, but headed for the goal. "He was not one of our players today who felt he was getting help from the next man," said Kevin Volland.
Herrlich responded during the rest, taking Patrick Bailey to Jedvaj Leon. With him, Bayer achieved at least the beginning of the second half plus access to the midfield, but without causing any danger. But the actions did not have rhythm and accuracy.
RB left the guests and waited for a counterattack. The odds came after an hour of game time. The 2-0 started off from a combination of Poulsen and Marcel Sabitzer.
After that, Werner still had great chances, but failed to Hradecky. On the opposite side, Peter Gulacsi saved the fifth to zero in a spectacular parade in a free kick of Bailey. "Now the Bundesliga is even more exciting. But we only look at you," said Poulsen. (AP)