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Dropped Points "a Real Shame" for Marsch and Leipzig

photo by RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig were disappointed with their 1-1 draw away against Eintracht Frankfurt, especially since they were leading well into stoppage time. The dropped two points would have moved club into a European position in the Bundesliga but instead leaves them adrift in eighth place.

"We had the win in our hands," said manager Jesse Marsch after the game. "I always had the feeling we'd get ourselves into trouble if we didn't get a second goal, and that's what happened."

A first half goal from Yussuf Poulsen gave Leipzig a lead that they held onto quite stoutly. They nearly doubled the lead on several occasions, most notably a missed empty net by Emil Forsberg late in the game. It is another in a long list of missed opportunities for a Leipzig team that has struggled to gain consistency under the new American coach.

"In the attack we're not focused enough," said Marsch. "At the back we make mistakes that are too simple. We're making it hard for ourselves to be rewarded at the moment but we have to remain strong and positive."

Leipzig will have one of their more difficult weeks with games against both Paris St. Germain and Borussia Dortmund. Losses in both fixtures could see Marsch's time in East German become strained. There has been little indication that Red Bull is considering replacing the American coach, however they are drifting further and further away from Champions League qualification.


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