RB Leipzig celebrated an impressive 2-0 win over Celtic on Matchday 4 of the Champions League on Tuesday night. Timo Werner headed Rose’s side into the lead in the 75th minute, before Emil Forsberg put the game to bed in the 84th.
Both sides had good chances in the first half. The hosts came close in the 27th minute when Matt O’Riley hit the post with a low shot from 18 yards, before Greg Taylor headed the rebound against the crossbar. Christopher Nkunku came close on the stroke of half time, but his low, powerful shot was kept out by Joe Hart.
The Red Bulls started to apply more pressure on their opponents in the second half. Joe Hart did well to keep out Willi Orbán in the 49th minute and Mohamed Simakan had a good chance in the 69th minute, but he fired his effort over the bar. Leipzig got the breakthrough in the 75th minute thanks to a Timo Werner header and Forsberg put the game to bed just nine minutes later after he slotted one past the Celtic Keeper.
The result moves RB Leipzig up to second in Group F, after Shakhtar Donetsk held Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw.
Pictures from #CELRBL
Hart – Taylor, Jenz, Furuhashi (66' Giakoumakis), Hakšabanović (66' Turnbull), Abada (42' Forrest), Carter-Vickers (C), O'Riley, Maeda (89' Bernabei), Hatate (66' Mooy), Juranović
Bain, Siegrist – McCarthy, Abildgaard, Robertson, Ralston, Welsh
Blaswich – Simakan (76' Henrichs), Orban (C), Haïdara (83' Diallo), Werner, Szoboszlai (76' Forsberg), Nkunku (88' Novoa), Silva (76' Poulsen), Raum, Schlager, Gvardiol
Nickisch – Ba, Kampl
Halil Umut Meler (Izmir, Turkey)
1-0 Werner (75'), 2-0 Forsberg (84')
- | Hatate (1), Juranović (1)
First half highlights:
We're underway! Marco Rose has made four changes to the side, with Mohamed Simakan, Joško Gvardiol, David Raum and Andre Silva coming in. Let's go, boys!
Daizen Maeda has the first chance of the game after a cross from the right side, but his header is over the top.
David plays a promising ball into the box from the left, but Dominik Szoboszlai can't quite get on the end of it. Promising signs!
Amadou Haïdara's shot from distance is blocked. It may have caused Hart problems if it had got through!
Matt O'Riley hits the post with a low shot from just outside the area and Greg Taylor heads the rebound against the bar!
Kyogo Furuhashi heads it over the bar from inside the area. The hosts are pushing!
Nkunku's best moment of the half! The Frenchman tests Hart, but the former England international is up to the challenge.
Goalless at the break after a tight half! Wishing Celtic's Liel Abada a speedy recovery after he went off early in the first half.
Second half highlights
Let's go! Both sides unchanged for the second half.
Doudou finds Willi Orbán in the middle, but Joe Hart comes out to make an important stop with his legs.
"Szobo" bursts into the penalty area but he loses his footing at the crucical time.
Timo Werner finds Simakan in the penalty area, but after a lovely first touch to get the better of Greg Taylor, the Frenchman hits it over the top.
75th minute GOOOOAL FOR RBL!
André Silva does brilliantly to clip the ball into the box from the byline and Werner is there to guide it past Joe Hart with a great header!
84th minute, GOOOOAL FOR RBL!
Emil Forsberg takes a great touch after Werner's pass and the Swede fires it past Joe Hart to double Leipzig's advantage!
A 2-0 win thanks to goals from Timo and Emil!