A historic moment! Our 2-0 victory over VfL Wolfsburg on matchday 20 was the 100th Bundesliga win in our history.
We’ve taken the opportunity to look back at some milestone wins along the way since our first season in the Bundesliga back in 2016/17.
RB Leipzig – Borussia Dortmund 1-0
10th September 2016
Our first ever Bundesliga win came on matchday 2 of 2016/17. We defeated Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund with a goal in the 89th minute. BVB put plenty of pressure on RBL in front of 43,000 fans at the Red Bull Arena in the first half, with the hosts mainly concentrating on defending.
After the break, our team grew into the game more and created several clear-cut chances late on. One of those led to the winning goal: Emil Forsberg started the move and then Oliver Burke put a cross into the box. That ball in was met by Naby Keita, who thumped it home from close range. Almost the entire squad celebrated together in wild scenes for our first ever Bundesliga win.
RB Leipzig – FC Bayern München 2-1
18th March 2018
Why was our 32nd win so special? Well, it was our first ever victory over FC Bayern. Having lost our first ever home game against them 5-4 the year before, we got the better of them this time to end their run of 18 games without defeat in all competitions.
Despite Bayern taking the lead early on through Sandro Wagner (12’), Leipzig took control of the game and had several good opportunities. Naby Keita (37’) scored our deserved equaliser, before Timo Werner secured our first ever win over Bayern with a goal in the 56th minute.
RB Leipzig – Hertha BSC 5-0
30th March 2019
Our 50th win in the Bundesliga was a fantastic evening for all Leipzig fans. The star man was Yussuf Poulsen, who scored a hat-trick against Hertha (27’, 56’, 62’). Emil Forsberg began the rout (17’), whilst Amadou Haidara rounded off the comprehensive win (64’).
Our defence was also strong throughout 2018/19. The game against Hertha BSC saw us keep our 14th clean sheet that season. At that stage, we had only conceded 20 goals after 27 matches – the best defensive record in the division. By the end of the campaign we had let in just 29 goals, the fewest in the league (including fewer than champions Bayern: 32).
FC Augsburg – RB Leipzig 0-2
17th October 2020
Matchday 4 of 2020/21 was a clash between the top two sides in the league at that point. We travelled to FC Augsburg as league leaders, and it would prove to be a difficult game for us. The hosts defended resolutely and gave us few chances to attack. Thankfully, our team remained patient and were clinical when the chances came. As the first half looked to be ending goalless, Dani Olmo produced a brilliant piece of individual play to beat three players and then he crossed it to Angeliño, who headed home to make it 1-0 (45’).
RB coach Julian Nagelsmann made the perfect change in the second half to seal the win. Yussuf Poulsen had only been on for a matter of seconds before he produced a stunning volley from a Dani Olmo ball and found the back of the net (66’). It was one of the best goals of the whole Bundesliga season and ensured we took all three points back to Leipzig.
RB Leipzig - VfL Wolfsburg 2-0
23th January 2022
We took on VfL Wolfsburg on matchday 20 of this season at the Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls began on top, had more of the ball and were searching for a goal, though Wolfsburg were strong at the back.
Leipzig improved more and more in the second half and came close to scoring on several occasions: Willi Orban’s goal was ruled out for offside (57’), whilst Christopher Nkunku (64’) and Kevin Kampl both went close (69’). Willi Orban finally broke the deadlock for Domenico Tedesco’s team with 14 minutes left to play. He headed in after André Silva’s looping header hit the bar and rebounded to the centre-back. Eight minutes later, Joško Gvardiol, on his 20th birthday, dinked one over Koen Casteels to make it 2-0 (84’).
100 Bundesliga wins - only FC Bayern got there quicker
- FC Bayern: 185 games
- RB Leipzig: 190 games
- 1. FC Köln: 206 games
- Borussia Mönchengladbach: 217 games
- Borussia Dortmund: 227 games