Atalanta 0-2 RB Leipzig
Goals: Nkunku (18thand & 88and SP) for Red Bulls
Here a German limousine.
After Bayern were eliminated with a bang, Germany’s European hopes rested only on Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt. The Red Bulls were uncompromising and pulled the hair out of their socks drug investigation (2-0), like Stefan Savić’s Jack Grealish to join the Europa League back four.
Much better positioned defensively than in the first leg, Domenico Tedesco’s men completed the game without refusing play, forcing Atalanta to stutter their football in the final 20 yards. In the first act, apart from a full-axle punch from Zappacosta (5and) and a Koopmeiners praline countered… Freuler, his teammate (35and), nothing to report in favor of the Bergamaskers. Opposite eight shots, four of them on goal, and on 29and Christopher Nkunku’s goal in all competitions this season. After a fall from Konrad Laimer, the French neo-national player benefits above all from a strange line-up by Merih Demiral (0-1, 18thand)west all evening.
After the break, referee Lahoz did not whistle when Koopmeiners took a free kick against Dani Olmo (51and), and Atalanta finds no second wind. The icing on the cake, his goalkeeper Juan Musso has a fever and misses Laimer’s counterattack by inexplicably going wide (55th minute).and). Finally, despite Luis Muriel’s sharp start, it’s the end of the streak for Atalanta, who have scored at least one goal in each of their European games so far this season. Hans Hateboer is too fair, at the end of the race (63and) to reignite the flame, and Nkunku converts a penalty he was awarded like a big one (0-2, 88and)after a dangerous exit from Musso in the feet.
Flight over a Nkunku nest.
Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Musso – De Roon, Demiral (Scalvini, 70and), Palomino – Hateboer, Koopmeiners, Freuler (Pašalić, 88and), Zappacosta-Malinovskyi (Muriel, 58and), Boga (Al.Miranchuk, 70and) – Zapata. Coaches : Gian Piero Gasperini.
RB Leipzig (3-4-1-2): Gulácsi – Simakan, Orbán, Gvardiol (Halstenberg, 79and) – Henrichs (Klostermann, 73and), Kampl (Y. Poulsen, 79and), Laimer (T. Adams, 73and), Angeliño – Olmo – An. Silva (Szoboszlai, 63and), Nkunku. Coaches : Domenico Tedesco.