30 days, eight games, three different competitions – April was a busy month for the Red Bulls!
In the Bundesliga, head coach Domenico Tedesco’s side came up against four direct rivals for the Champions League places in Dortmund, Hoffenheim Leverkusen and Union Berlin. They are within touching distance of the Europa League final for the first time in club history and have made the final of the DFB-Pokal for the third time in the last four seasons.
Take a look at how the month of April went for RB Leipzig:
Perfect start to the month against BVB
What a way to kick off a big month of football! On the road against Borussia Dortmund is by no means a walk in the park, but it couldn’t have gone any better for RB Leipzig. The Red Bulls eased to a 4-1 victory thanks to two goals from Konrad Laimer and strikes from Christo Nkunku and Dani Olmo. Starting off on a high!
In photos: RBL 4-1 BVB
Draw in first leg
Five days later, RB Leipzig were back at the Red Bull Arena to welcome Italian side Atalanta BC in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final tie. An intense game with chances at either end saw the two sides unable to be separated come full time. After a 1-1 first leg draw, all would be decided seven days later in Northern Italy.
In photos: RBL 1-1 ATA
Big win in race for Champions Leauge
There was no time to sit back as the fixtures were coming thick and fast. Next up: an important game in the race to secure a Champions League place as RB Leipzig took on TSG Hoffenheim. Marcel Halstenberg scored on his first start since returning from injury, while Christopher Nkunku and Dominik Szoboszlai were also on target to give RBL a 3-0 win.
In photos: RBL 3-0 TSG
RB Leipzig reach the semifinals for the first time!
The Red Bulls traveled to Italy and delivered a mature performance against Serie A side Atalanta BC. Two goals from Christopher Nkunku were enough to secure the win in the tie and send RB Leipzig to their first-ever Europa League semi final!
In photos: ATA 0-2 RBL
Three big points against Bayer
Another big away win for Leipzig! One goal was enough to do it – Nkunku provided Dominik Szoboszlai, whose strike gave RBL a 1-0 and saw them leapfrog their opponents Bayer 04 Leverkusen to third place in the Bundesliga table.
Together with the 4-1 win against Dortmund and 3-0 victory over Hoffenheim, that’s three wins from three against direct rivals for Champions League places this month and, more importantly, nine important points!
In photos: B04 0-1 RBL
Berlin, Berlin, we’re going (back) to Berlin!
In front of a club record crowd of 47,069, RBL booked their ticket to the DFB-Pokal final for the third time in the past four years. Emil Forsberg’s header in the last minute of regular time was the only goal of the game and the decisive blow for Union Berlin!
In photos: RBL 1-0 FCU
Late defeat against Union
For the second time in four days, RB Leipzig welcomed Union Berlin to the Red Bull Arena. Domenico Tedesco named a rotated team and came close to another win in charge of Leipzig after Yussuf Poulsen’s first-half opener, but two late Union goals in the closing minutes saw the visitors take all three points in a 2-1 win.
Off to a good start in the semifinals
Angeliño edges us closer to another final! The full back’s late long-range volley handed RB Leipzig a 1-0 win at home against Glasgow Rangers in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals.
After rounding off the month with another win, the Red Bulls finish MEGApril with an impressive record of:
- 8 games
- 6 wins
- 1 draw
- 1 loss
- 16-4 goal difference
In photos: RBL 1-0 RFC
April results at a glance:
- Saturday 2nd April | 18:30 CEST
Bundesliga matchday 28
Borussia Dortmund 1–4 RB Leipzig
- Thursday 7th. April | 18:45 CEST
UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg
RB Leipzig 1–1 Atalanta BC
- Sunday 10th April | 19:30 CEST
Bundesliga matchday 29
RB Leipzig 3–0 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
- Thursday 14th April | 18:45 CEST
UEFA Europa League quarter final second leg
Atalanta BC 0–2 RB Leipzig
- Sunday 17th April | 19:30 CEST
Bundesliga matchday 30
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0–1 RB Leipzig
- Wednesday 20th April | 20:45 CEST
DFB-Pokal semi final
RB Leipzig 1–0 1. FC Union Berlin
- Saturday 23rd April | 15:30 CEST
Bundesliga matchday 31
RB Leipzig 1–2 1. FC Union Berlin
- Thursday 28th April | 21:00 CEST
UEFA Europa League semi final final first leg
RB Leipzig 1–0 Glasgow Rangers