RB Leipzig faces the end of the Champions League. After losing narrowly to Paris Saint-Germain, the runners-up swung between disappointment and pride.
Jesse Marsh, disappointed, snuck across the grass at Paris’s Prinzenpark stadium and praised the fans who traveled with them before the Leipzig coach more or less fulfilled the dream of the Champions League round of 16. “I don’t know if it is impossible, but it is very difficult,” the coach said after stumbling 2:3 (1:1) defeat by Paris Saint-Germain And the famous double player Lionel Messi.
Even Marsh laughed a little, with a bit of gallows humor, a third defeat in a first-class match was easier to bear. Even with the Unloved Solace corrected, things are now too tight for the absurd. “The Europa League still has to be a target, but we also have to fight for that position,” said Marsh. In Group A, there is Club Brugge with four points.
Leipzig: Little hope for a football miracle
PSG and Manchester City are unlikely to be surpassed by seven, six points and their level of play. “You have to make sure you win the remaining three matches. Without points, you can’t talk about progress,” Defense Secretary Willie Urban said. If Leipzig lose the second leg against Paris on November 3, the slightest hope of a football miracle is finally over.
What remains of the bitter European Cup night on the Seine? On the other hand, the young RB team pushed the hardships again and failed several times individually. For example, Messi 2-2 (67), when Tyler Adams could not stand the Parisian pressure and help Kylian Mbappe play the ball in the foot. Marsh Bay criticized: “If we make such mistakes” daznMessi and Mbappe are ready.
UEFA Champions League: RB Leipzig can keep up
In addition to Leipzig’s shortcomings, including 0:1 for Mbappe (9), the right-back RB lost the ball very easily and triggered a counter-attack, and PSG also helped Italian referee Marco well. The penalty that Messi (74) brought to the end result in Panenka style was highly controversial. Mehmet Simakan had pushed the dashing Mbappe very gently before the theatrical star fell to the ground. The missing injured Neymar couldn’t have gotten the penalty better.
Despite the “brutal bitter” result (Urban), the RB also left the French capital with pride. Tuesday night proved that Leipzig can keep up with world teams – even if not at every moment. Against Messi and Mbappe, who missed a penalty in injury time, the runners-up pressed for a long time in a perfect way and created many chances for themselves. Marsh was impressed by this, he saw progress in his team, which started the season with mixed growth.
“We have to perform almost perfectly in order to have a chance. And what’s really great is that we’re almost done,” he said. Not only did RB Leipzig score two goals beautifully with Andre Silva (28th place) and Nordi Mukele (57th place), but he also took the lead. No, they certainly could have defeated Paris, and perhaps they should. As Konrad Laimer correctly analyzed, Leipzig was often “too naive, too young, too savage.” And at the end of the rally, too, came the result: “It was good, but it was not good enough.”
UEFA Champions League: Wednesday broadcast overview
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|6.45 pm||Barcelona – Dynamo Q||dazn|
|6:30 pm||Salzburg – VFL Wolfsburg||dazn|
|8:30 pm||Benfica Lisbon – Bayern Munich||dazn|
|21 hours||Manchester United – Atalanta Bergamo||dazn|
|21 hours||Young Boys Bern – Villarreal||dazn|
|21 hours||OSC Lille – Seville||dazn|
|21 hours||Chelsea FC Malmo FF||dazn|
|21 hours||Zenit St Petersburg – Juventus Torino||dazn|
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