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Recap: Two Szoboszlai Goals Lead Leipzig to First Bundesliga Win


RB Leipzig erased the memory of their week one loss to Mainz with a 4-0 win over VfB Stuttgart off the back of two goals by young Hungarian attacker Dominik Szoboszlai. It was the youngster's first start at Red Bull Arena and he didn't disappoint with a sizzling shot from just outside the box and an equally impressive free kick to sink the opposition.

Szloboszlai saved what was a mundane first half with his spectacular shot in the 39th minute. Leipzig was creating opportunities before the goal but were not dynamic enough to take advantage. Movement from Andre Silva was encouraging but Stuttgart appeared more than able to handle the onslaught. The opposition also looked dangerous on the counter attack, finding a few chances of their own.

It was right at the kickoff of the second half where the game turned in Leipzig's favor permanently. An impressive passing display saw Christopher Nkunku find Silva who dropped the ball off for Emil Forsberg to score the game's second goal. Less than 10 minutes later, Szoboszlai scored his second from a free kick that narrowly missed the head of Mohamed Simakan. 

The attack continued to produce as a shot in the 63rd minute bounced off of a defender and onto the arm for a penalty kick. Silva stepped up to the spot to convert for his first goal in a Leipzig shirt. The fans continued to cheer as the home team pressed forward and nearly scored more. Substitutes Hwang Hee-chan and Marcel Sabitzer pushed forward but couldn't find the back of the net.

The win gives Jesse Marsch his first as a manager in the Bundesliga and gives Leipzig their first win of the season. It was an impressive effort that erases the bad taste of week one's loss to Mainz. Up next the team will play Wolfsburg on the road next Sunday.

Starting XI:

RB Leipzig: Gulacsi; Klostermann, Simakan, Orban (76' Mukiele), Gvardiol, Adams, Haidara (68' Sabitzer), Szoboszlai (73' Kaladjdzic), Forsberg, Nkunku (82' Poulsen), Silva (69' Hwang)

VfB Stuttgart: Muller; Mavropanos (84' Stenzel), Anton, Kempf, Massimo, Endo, Klement (73' Millot), Sosa, Forster (81' Thommy), Klimowicz, Al Ghaddioui (45' Didavi)

Scoring Summary:
39' (RB Leipzig) Dominik Szoboszlai (1) unassisted
46' (RB Leipzig) Emil Forsberg (1) assisted by Christopher Nkunku and Andre Silva
52' (RB Leipzig) Dominik Szoboszlai (2) unassisted
65' (RB Leipzig) Andre Silva (1) penalty kick

Discipline:
64' (VfB Stuttgart) Marc-Oliver Kampf - YELLOW CARD
68' (VfB Stuttgart) Philipp Forster - YELLOW CARD
71' (VfB Stuttgart) Konstantinos Mavropanos - YELLOW CARD

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