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90' + 6'
S. Mignolet
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É. Balanta
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M. Rits
1 - 2
H. Vanaken
C. De Ketelaere
1 - 1
C. Nkunku
E. Forsberg
1 - 0

Match Stats

66% 33%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 5
Total Passes 620 312
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Live table
Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 PSG PSG PSG 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4 W D
2 Club Brugge CLU Club Brugge 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4 W D
3 Manchester City MCI Manchester City 2 1 0 1 6 5 +1 3 L W
4 RB Leipzig RBL RB Leipzig 2 0 0 2 4 8 -4 0 L L


8th Finals
UEFA Europa League


Thanks for joining me for this coverage of Club Brugge's 2-1 away win at RB Leipzig in Group A of the Champions League.
It's a huge three points for Club Brugge in regards to the group as they move up to second. They host Manchester City next as they look to advance through to the next stage of the competition. For the hosts however, they remain bottom of Group A and will face a tough test away at group leaders PSG in their next game as they hope to repeat their successes of the 2019/20 Champions League, where they reached the semi-finals.
It's an excellent comeback from the visitors as they come from 1-0 down to win 2-1 in Germany. They went behind with an Nkunku goal after just five minutes, but hit back through Vanaken after some excellent work by De Ketelaere and then took the lead on 41 minutes as Rits completed the first-half turnaround. Leipzig pressed for an equaliser but couldn't come up with anything and the game finished 2-1 to Clement's men.
S. Mignolet
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90' + 6' Mignolet is booked after taking too long over his goal-kick.
90' + 5' Haidara tries to chip it over Mignolet from 30 yards out but it is well over and Brugge are nearly there.
90' + 3' Mata makes a sliding tackle in the box on Gvardiol to send it behind for a corner.
90' + 2' Wesley holds the ball up well and tries to feed it through to Lang but it's intercepted and the German side come forward again.
90' There will be five minutes of injury time at the end of this game.
89' Mignolet makes an acrobatic save from Gvardiol to tip a shot from a wide angle over.
É. Balanta
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87' Balanta is booked after a slide tackle on Forsberg. He could've gone in the book three or four times over in this game.
86' There's an offside from the free-kick and the hosts have a free-kick that Gulacsi boots long.
85' Captain Vanaken wins a free-kick high up the pitch as the Belgian side look to see out the rest of this game.
83' Forsberg decides to shoot from the free-kick but it flies well over.
82' Balanta and Haidara clash in the middle of the pitch.
F. Ricca
E. Sobol
79' Sobol makes way for Ricca.
R. Vormer
M. Rits
79' Goalscorer Rits is replaced by Vormer.
B. Brobbey
Y. Poulsen
78' Poulsen comes off for Brobbey as Marsch looks to change things up.
T. Adams
M. Simakan
78' Adams comes on for Simakan in an attacking change.
77' Nkunku latches onto a lofted through ball and gets a toe on the ball but it is saved by an onrushing Mignolet to keep it 2-1. There is a short VAR check to see whether the Belgian goalkeeper fouled Nkunku but nothing is given and we are back underway.
76' Marsch's men are starting to put pressure on now as they look for an equaliser.
74' Poulsen shifts the ball onto his left foot in the box and sends an effort on goal high and wide.
C. De Ketelaere
72' The impressive De Ketelaere is substituted off for Wesley.
71' Brugge have a goal ruled out! Lang is sent through and finishes past Gulacsi but the scoreline will remain 2-1 after he is ruled to be offside.
70' RB Leipzig have a free-kick on the far side.
I. Van der Brempt
K. Sowah
68' Sowah makes way for Van der Brempt.
67' The check has taken place and the penalty is taken away! 
67' Leipzig think they have a penalty! Nkunku goes down in the box after Sowah clips his heel and a penalty is given. A VAR check will now take place and we'll see what the result of it is.
65' Balanta is down after his block from Forsberg's shot.
64' The home side send a couple of efforts at goal, first from Orban and then Forsberg. The visitors hold firm though.
62' Mignolet collects the ball high in the air after a looping Forsberg cross.
60' If they hold on, this will be the Belgian side's first ever win against a German team in European competition having drawn three and lost seven of the ten games.
André Silva
D. Szoboszlai
58' Szoboszlai is substituted off for Silva.
57' Sobol makes a crucial interception in the box as Szoboszlai sends a teasing low ball across goal.
56' Nkunku sends a diagonal ball over to Forsberg, but the Swede's looping header is easily caught by Mignolet.
55' Nkunku tries his luck from distance but his effort goes well over.
53' Forsberg thinks he is fouled as he bursts forward but the referee ignores his protests.
52' Forsberg tries a curling effort but it's blocked by Balanta.
50' Sowah shoots from outside the area but it is blocked and the home side clear.
49' De Ketelaere is brought down by Kampl for a free-kick in the midfield.
47' Poulsen sends a tame shot at goal that is easily saved by Mignolet.
46' The home side get us back underway.
A. Haïdara
K. Laimer
46' Laimer is replaced by Haidara.
J. Gvardiol
N. Mukiele
46' Marsch does indeed choose to make changes, the first being Mukiele off for Gvardiol.
The home side will hope to get back into the game in the second half and it'll be interesting to see whether Marsch makes any half-time changes in order to make it happen, after Brugge dominated for large periods of the half. The visitors will look to maintain their lead and give them a big three points in their hopes of advancing to the next stage of the competition.
The visitors go into the break 2-1 up after going behind through an early Nkunku goal. The goal was initially ruled out but after a lengthy VAR check, the goal was given. Brugge's response was immediate though, and after a couple of big Gulacsi saves the Belgian sides were level through Vanaken. The equaliser was also not initially given, before the VAR check showed it to not be offside. Rits then put his side in front after Vanaken managed to find him in the box.
45' + 1' Mata digs a cross out to Vanaken but his pass into De Ketelaere is poor and Orban clears the ball away.
45' Kampl is fortunate to not be booked after bringing down Sowah on the counter.
43' It's been a positive reaction from the hosts who win a corner, although it comes to nothing.
M. Rits
41' And Brugge are in front! Vanaken manages to send a deep cross from Mata back across goal and Rits is there to put it in the back of the net to make it 2-1.
39' Laimer puts the ball behind for a corner to the visitors which is poor and comes to nothing.
37' Forsberg is standing over a free-kick on the left after he was brought down. His free-kick is poor though and Mignolet collects.
35' Sowah wins a corner but Orban is fouled and the hosts have a free-kick.
33' Mukiele powers his way into the area but Sobol manages to dispossess him and clear.
31' Nsoki does well to clear a Lang cross from the right.
30' Poulsen sends a header from Szoboszlai's free-kick flying over.
28' Nsoki fouls Poulsen and it'll be a free-kick to the home side in the midfield.
26' It's hard to argue that Brugge didn't deserve to be on level terms after going close on numerous occasions.
24' Leipzig have scored at least two in six out of their last seven home Champions League games. Can they add to that record and put themselves back into the lead?
C. De Ketelaere
22' De Ketalaere did superbly to get to the byline and cross the ball before it ran out for a goal-kick.
H. Vanaken
22' The goal will stand and it's 1-1! De Ketalaere bursts down the left and gets to the byline, teasing Gulacsi out of his goal. De Ketalaere just managed to dig a ball back into the box, where Vanaken was waiting to finish into an empty net.
22' Vanaken has the ball in the net but de Ketelaere was deemed to be offside in the build-up and the goal is ruled out. It is going to VAR though. Will this goal stand?
21' De Ketelaere sends a teasing low ball in which goes all the way through to Mata, whose shot is saved by Gulacsi.
20' Laimer bursts forward and sends a lofted through ball to Nkunku but it's overhit.
18' Klostermann misplaces a pass but Brugge can't make him pay and it's a goal-kick to the hosts.
17' Forsberg plays in Szoboszlai down the left but his cross is overhit and the Belgian side can clear the danger.
16' It'll be a free-kick to Marsch's men on the right after Balanta brings down Kampl.
14' Poulsen chases after a through ball but Mignolet is on his toes and sends the ball into the stands.
13' After Nkunku's early goal, Brugge can probably count themselves unlucky not to be level after going close twice within a couple of minutes.
11' It's another excellent save by Gulacsi! He is forced down to his left by a low shot from Vanaken but the keeper does enough to push it away from danger.
9' Gulacsi makes a big save from De Ketelaere as he burst through the home defence.
7' This is the first ever meeting between these two sides.
E. Forsberg
5' It was Forsberg who played in Nkunku who slotted the ball in to make it 1-0 to RB Leipzig.
C. Nkunku
5' After the VAR check, the goal is given! It's Nkunku who has put his side in front after finishing past Mignolet. There was confusion in the Brugge defence due to them thinking there was an offside as Forsberg played it to Nkunku, and although the goal was initially ruled out it has now been given.
5' Nkunku thinks he has put his side in front after being played in by Forsberg but it is ruled out for offside. It will go to a VAR check and we will see whether the offside will stand.
4' Nkunku muscles his way through and is brought down but the foul goes against him.
2' Simakan makes an important early challenge to send it behind for a corner.
1' We are underway in Germany.
The two teams make their way out onto the pitch.
Visiting boss Philippe Clement goes with the same side from their draw with PSG last time out in this competition with Vanaken captaining the team.
Home manager Jesse Marsch opts to make four changes and goes with three at the back as players such as Poulsen and Kampl come in while Adams and Silva drop to the bench.
SUBS: Faitout Maouassa, Noah Mbamba, Brandon Mechele, Ruud Vormer, Wesley, Bas Dost, Senne Lammens, Federico Ricca, Ignace van der Brempt.
CLUB BRUGGE (5-4-1): Simon Mignolet; Jack Hendry, Eder Balanta, Stanley N’Soki, Eduard Sobol, Clinton Mata; Noa Lang, Hans Vanaken, Mats Rits, Kamal Sowah; Charles de Ketelaere.
SUBS: Hugo Novoa, Benjamin Henrichs, Amadou Haidara, Josko Gvardiol, Andre Silva, Tyler Adams, Ilaix Moriba, Brian Brobbey, Josep Martinez.
RB LEIPZIG (3-4-3): Peter Gulacsi; Lukas Klostermann, Willi Orban, Mohamed Simakan; Nordi Mukiele, Konrad Laimer, Kevin Kampl, Dominik Szoboszlai; Christopher Nkunku, Yussuf Poulsen, Emil Forsberg.
The visitors currently sit third in the group after drawing 1-1 at home with French side Paris Saint-Germain in their opening game of the competition. They are top of their domestic league after losing just one of their nine games so far this season.
The hosts go into this game bottom of Group A having been involved in a 6-3 thrilling defeat against last year’s finalists Manchester City. They are currently placed 10th in the Bundesliga having only one two of their six league games so far this season. 
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Champions League group stage match between RB Leipzig and Club Brugge at the Red Bull Arena.