RB Leipzig climbed for a champion league rank thanks to a gaming of the magic feet Christopher Nkunku and Dani Olmo for the first time – at least for one night.
The football runner-champion struck an offensive harmless 1. FC Cologne on Friday evening earned 3: 1 (1: 0). The Saxons jumped in fourth place and are equal to the table fifth Union Berlin (34 meters).
“It was a very good game of us, we won against a direct competitor. It was a very complete performance,” said RB goalkeeper Péter Gulácsi at “Dazn”: “We have made a few steps and want to continue to be successful in all Competitions. “
Nkunku (25th) brought the Saxons in front of 15,000 spectators with a worth seeing free kick and achieved his eleventh goal this season. Olmo increased in the second round by placed longitudinal shot (54.) and set up for Angelino (57.).
Tim Lemperle (90. + 1) met for the FC. Already on Saturday (15:30 / SKY), however, the six-placed SC Freiburg (33 points) can pass to RB in the duel with the FSV Mainz 05. The Cologne had to tear off and are seventh with 32 meters.
Before the game, RB coach Domenico Tedesco had still assisted “for weeks” not to have looked at table and not to deal with the race around the royal class yet. “I did not know that we can become fourth with a victory,” said the coach. He rather focused on preventing similar defensive patrors like those who led to the 2-3 defeat at Bayern Munich before the past matchday.
Cologne is missing modest – Nkunku aims exactly
Tedesco had unaffected the balance between short pasfeet Christopher and long balls, but the storm row around Andre Silva, Olmo and Nkunku was still heavy. Cologne was so energetic in between, as his coach Steffen Baumgart fired after dismissal from the Corona quarantine. That’s last followed the 1-0 victory against the SC Freiburg in the greatest tension in isolation, images of it became the internet hit.
In Leipzig it became a bit more spectacular only in the middle of the first half. The in this phase offensively harmless Cologne, who had to get along without their diseased top striker Anthony Modeste (14 goal directors), saw themselves under stress. After a passenger chain, Nkunku (23rd) from a pointed angle did not find a suitable destination – Cologne Luca Kilian saved in highest distress. He and his partner Timo Hübers had all his hands full, but were powerless when Nkunku zired a free kick from 18 meters with a lot of cut into the corner.
After the break then Dani Olmo turned up. The Spaniard, who lastly finds better and better to his form, was not attacked after the analysis of Amadou Haidara and hit flat bottom left. Cologne did not find access now and Nkunku served Olmo, who saw three minutes after his hits Angelino in the center. Olmos Landsmann just had to insertion. Cologne’s best chance to date shot modest replacement Sebastian Andensson (66.) right past, before FC-goalkeepart Marvin Schwäbe had to parry again against Nkunku (68.).