The table runner-up RB Leipzig has to deal with VfL Wolfsburg in the penultimate game of the Bundesliga season (8.30 p.m. / Sky).
For the 14th time, the people of Leipzig will meet the Lower Saxony this Sunday. The balance between the two is pretty even in the Bundesliga – the Saxons emerged three times as winners from nine games, four times it was only enough for a draw. Since April 2019, neither of the two has been able to decide a game for themselves.
But on this 33rd match day, neither Julian Nagelsmann’s team (33) nor Oliver Glasner’s (46) team should be satisfied with a draw.
Leipzig’s goals are still ambitious. “You have to check off the lost cup final. Now our goal is to improve on last season and to set our season record,” said Nagelsmann. “With a win we played the best home season in the club’s history. Our boys are therefore willing to give full throttle.”
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As third in the table and with Dortmunders who are now even more ambitious, Wolfsburg is definitely under greater pressure – a Champions League place is still not certain. If the cup winner wins at 1. FSV Mainz 05, he can overtake the wolves and take third place in the table.
Glasner, on the other hand, is looking forward to the reaction from RB after Thursday. The big question that one is asking is whether the people of Leipzig will be frustrated or angry. “You can turn it around as you like. It can turn out in both directions,” said the VfL coach.
With 28 goals conceded, RB has the best defense in the league, Wolfsburg is right behind with 32 goals conceded. But especially in defense, the missions of some Leipzigers on Sunday evening seem to be unsafe.
In addition to Dani Olmo (23), the appearance of Lukas Klostermann (24) and Marcel Halstenberg (29) is still questionable – the coach has to do without Tyler Adams (22) completely. On the other hand, Angelino (24), who the coach is said to have denied the ticket to Berlin because of his attitude in training, is back again.
Emil Forsberg (29) and Yussuf Poulsen (26) have good chances of being used. After the cup final, there was widespread criticism because Nagelsmann did not allow the two fan favorites to play in such an important game from the start.
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If the bulls want to crack the 70 points at the end of the season, they shouldn’t share the points with the wolves for the fourth time in a row.
“I expect an exciting game tomorrow, similar to our two previous meetings in the current season,” said Julian Nagelsmann before his penultimate game as coach of RB Leipzig.