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Leipzig Become Powerhouse Club After Manchester United Win


RB Leipzig have taken the next step after a 3-2 win that took them to the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League. The once small club that appeared to be grooming players for the bigger clubs has now become a destination for players looking to solidify their position in Europe. 
"You really don't take that for granted as a young club like RB Leipzig," said manager Julian Nagelsmann after their advancement. "We full deserve to progress to the knockouts and that's in a difficult group with top opponents."

Leipzig's road was quite treacherous with games against not just Manchester United but also Paris St. Germain. Along the way the team grabbed wins against both sides and proved to be an annual visitor to the next stage against the major clubs on the continent. 

All of this comes after the team lost their top striker Timo Werner. Despite this loss, Nagelsmann and crew have used more sources for goals and found the kind of success that could see them compete closely for the Bundesliga title as well as the Champions League. Players like Christopher Nkunku, Dani Olmo and Angelino have become the new stars of the club.

"We've showed that we can win against really good teams," said Angelino. "Winning against Manchester United just feels great. I was an unbelievably hard game but now it feels incredibly good."

Where Leipzig finishes remains to be seen. PSG's suspended game against Istanbul will be the last piece of the puzzle to end the group and whether or not Leipzig finish on top or in second place. A win in the group could see them avoid difficult opposition but given the chaotic nature of other groups, a second place finish may be a blessing to avoid clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona.

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