RB Leipzig turns game against Fürth thanks to its jokers

RB Leipzig is still on the upswing in the Bundesliga. In the end, the Saxons clearly won against Fürth. Half of the bottom had a better chance of victory, but the hosts’ substitutions paid off.

Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen turned the game against Fürth.

Leipzig’s Yussuf Poulsen turned the game against Fürth.
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The game started differently than many expected. Right from the start, the clover from Fürth acted bravely, after six minutes they had changed to three positions after the 0: 1 in the basement duel against fellow promoted Bochum (Leweling, Christiansen and Bauer started instead of Sarpei, Tillman and the yellow-banned Seguin ) the first good chance: Dudziak headed clearly over the crossbar from close range.

Hrgota puts Fürth in the lead – Leipzig not in the game

The home side from Leipzig, where coach Jesse Marsch changed four times compared to the 2: 3 at Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League (Gvardiol, starting eleven debutant Henrichs, Kampl and Forsberg moved into the team for Simakan, Adams, Laimer and Klostermann) , however, did not come into play. The passes at RB failed again and again, and the Saxons did not even check the opposing keeper Funk in the first round. His goalkeeper colleague Gulacsi got all the more to do, the Hungarian was even beaten for the first time in the 23rd minute – but the supposed 1-0 for Fürth didn’t count due to a foul by Itten.

Player of the game

RB Leipzig

Yussuf Poulsen


Game grade

With a few deficits in terms of football, the bottom line is that it is an entertaining and varied game with many goals.


Goals and cards

0:1Hrgota (45 ‘, penalty kick, left-footed shot, Leweling)

1:1Poulsen (46 ‘, right-footed shot, Silva)

2:1Forsberg (53 ‘, penalty kick, right-footed shot, Poulsen)

3:1His room (65 ‘, right-footed shot, Nkunku)

4:1Novoa (88 ‘, Rechtsschuss, Szoboszlai)

RB Leipzig


Gulacsi2 – Mukiele4, Orban3, Guardiola3 – Henrichs3,5 , A. Haidara2,5, Kampl4 , Angelino4 , Nkuku3 , Forsberg2 – Silva4,5

SpVgg Greuther Fürth


M. Funk3,5 – Meyerhöfer5, M. Bauer4,5, Viergever5, Willems4 – Christiansen3,5, Griesbeck3,5, Leweling3,5, Itten4,5 , Hrgota3 – Dudziak4

Referee team

Christian Dingert

Christian Dingert


Game info


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Fürth stayed on the trigger, which paid off: shortly before the final whistle in the first half, Dudziak failed again (this time in a Gulacsis parade), but in the 43rd minute the clover was rightly awarded a penalty after a foul by Mukiele. From the point on, captain Hrgota stayed cool and ensured the league’s bottom light (45th) deserved break lead.

Poulsen doesn’t even need a minute – Forsberg gives himself a gift

With the restart, the encounter changed completely. Poulsen, who was substituted on by Coach Marsch alongside Simakan, immediately pushed forward – and after less than a minute the Danish Joker equalized with his first ball contact (46th), which should remain even after the VAR was checked. Fürth was visibly shocked by this, Meyerhöfer put Poulsen in the penalty area a few minutes later (52nd). Forsberg thanked him, who placed the penalty perfectly on his 30th birthday and made it 2-1 (53rd).

From then on, RB had the game under control and dominated at will. Above all, the efficiency of the Leipzig team and Marsch’s golden hand made the difference: Szoboszlai scored 3: 1 (65th) after a remarkable one-touch combination.

Szoboszlai also collects two scorer points

Fürth remained inconspicuous until the end, Leipzig had further opportunities to make it 4-1 through Poulsen (58th) and Nkunku (79th, 82nd). After some nice preparatory work by Szoboszlai, the young Spaniard Novoa ultimately took care of this with his first Bundesliga goal (88th) – and thus another joker from RB.

The Leipzig team will continue on Tuesday (6.30 p.m.) in the DFB Cup at SV Babelsberg – of all things, the opponent against whom the Fürth team surprisingly failed in the first round. The cloverleaf, which set a new negative club record after the seventh loss in a row, will not be on the ball again until next Saturday (3:30 p.m.) in Freiburg.