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RECAP: Leipzig Dominate Nurnberg and Advance in DFB Pokal

RB Leipzig make easy work of FC Nurnberg with a 2-0 win in the second round of the DFB Pokal. Goals in either half from Amadou Haidara and Yussuf Poulsen were the difference with the East German powerhouse dominating possession and the chances for much of the contest.

Nurnberg found themselves down early in the first half when Haidara pounced on a ball outside the box as unleashed an shot past the keeper. The situation started when Mathenia mishandled the ball out of the backfield, leading to an opportunity by new striker Hwang Hee-chan but required Haidara to finish. For the remainder of the half Leipzig pushed forward but created few opportunities. Nurnberg was compact but it was only a matter of time before Julian Nagelsmann's men broke through.

That breakthrough came in the second half after substitute Poulsen converted a cutback pass from Hwang. The Danish striker stood in the middle of the box with few defenders around him, making his goal a relatively easy one. From there Nurnberg attempted to be more aggressive but found the Leipzig defense far too difficult to break down. Hwang added his first goal for the club in the 90th minute, putting an extra exclamation on the contest

The win marks the first for Leipzig in the 2020-21 German campaign and sees them through to the next round of the cup competition. Next week the club returns to the Bundesliga and to Leipzig with a home game against Mainz.


RB Leipzig: Gulacsi; Halstenberg, Klostermann, Upamecano (83' Heinrichs), Angelino, Haidara, Adams, Olmo (83' Kampl), Sabitzer, (45' Forsberg) Nkunku (59' Poulsen), Hwang

FC Nurnberg: Mathenia; Valentini, Sorensen, Muhl, Handwerker, Kraub, Singh (63' Hack), Schleusener, Dovedan (63' Lohkemper), Nurnberger, Kopke (45' Geis)

3' (RB Leipzig) Amadou Haidara assisted by Marcel Sabitzer
67' (RB Leipzig) Yussuf Poulsen assisted by Hwang Hee-Chan
90' (RB Leipzig) Hwang Hee-chan unassisted

43' (Nurnberg FC) Enrico Valentini - YELLOW CARD
56' (Nurnberg FC) Johannes Geis - YELLOW CARD
58' (RB Leipzig) Marcel Halstenberg - YELLOW CARD


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