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“Leipzig shoots through Madrid’s lines”: press commentary on RBL defeat to Real

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RB Leipzig is praised in the press for its good game, also in Spain. The press comment on the RBL defeat to Real Madrid.

Especially in the first lap, RB Leipzig delivered a brave performance at the Bernabeu and could have taken the lead with a little more effectiveness. In the end, it was once again the royal team’s rip-off and individual strength that led to a 2-0 home win for the reigning Champions League winners. This is how the press reacted to the match:

Press reviews from Germany

sports1: “Real wins late against RB Leipzig” – “RB Leipzig loses in Champions League to Real Madrid. Team of coach Marco Rose remains meaningless” – “The first half was completely in the hands of Leipzig. Team Rose started boldly and pinpricks early on ” – “Ancelotti’s team seemed slow and barely played in the first half”

table football: “Valverde and Asensio brilliant: two strokes of genius are enough for Real against Leipzig” – “Real went into the duel with the reigning German Cup winners with great confidence – every league game this season went to the Madrilenians. But with this strong form initially had nothing Leipzig started better” – “Real still didn’t find solutions, didn’t pose any problems for Leipzig” – “Real’s individual quality strikes”

image: “Real finally strikes ice cold: Leipzig shocked late” – “Bitter! Rose admits his first defeat as Leipzig coach against the undefeated defending champion” – “Only Nkunku misses the lead three times” – “The wobbly defense stabilizes Rose Aggressive pressing. The Klopp buddy makes the classic RB system play again with lightning-fast shifting.”

sky: “Double blow later! Leipzig loses unlucky at Real” – “RB bad luck: unnecessary defeat at Real Madrid” – “Despite a brave performance, Leipzig missed a possible surprise victory over the star ensemble of Real Madrid” – “Those under the new coach De Marco Rose initiated trend reversal nevertheless confirmed Leipzig”

Leipziger Volkszeitung: “Strong performance, still zero points: RB Leipzig is beaten by Real 0: 2” – “They fight, run, play, have chances, stand up to the star ensemble Real Madrid. But they lose 0: 2 in the very effective Champions League -Sieger” – “The Madrilenians don’t see a country without Toni Kross, dynamism and ideas for a long time, then strike twice”

MDR: “RB Leipzig loses brave performance at Real Madrid” – “RB Leipzig missed the big surprise at Real Madrid. The Leipzigers had their own great chances at the defending champion, but eventually lost the field. The decision for Real came late” – “Leipzig lost convincing fight in Champions League to defending champion Real Madrid’

Press reviews from Spain

El Pais: “Valverde wakes up Real Madrid” – “The Uruguayan scored again, like Sunday in La Liga, and decided a game in which his team had not seen the heartbeat of Leipzig” – “As soon as the game woke up, Vinicius played missed a pass to Tchoaumeni, who came to Forsberg The Swede naturally accelerated and pushed the ball through to the even faster Nkunku, who was alone in front of Courtois, who in turn saved from the edge of the penalty area.This was repeated, with some variations, with astonishing persistence Wise. The Leipzig arrows cut through the Madrid lines like cutting through a block of jelly.”

Mundo Deportivo: “Real Madrid struggled against RB Leipzig” – “The Leipzig opponent made it a bad Real Madrid, who only scored in the 80th minute” – “what[die Fans] saw was the worst game Ancelotti’s team has played in over 80 minutes this season” – “Leipzig passed Los Blancos, especially in a first half where Real Madrid couldn’t achieve anything”

marking: ‘Madrid clings to Valverde’ – ‘The Uruguayan ends a very difficult game with a brilliant goal that keeps the champion unbeaten against a strong Leipzig team’ – ‘Thibaut Courtois, who held the champion for more than an hour, was, as almost always, indispensable” – “Werner, on the other hand, was a nightmare when he fell on the left flank between the central and fullback”

All about RBL and Real at 90min:

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