International football comes to Leipzig! The Germany national side will host a UEFA Nations League game at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig on 23rd September. Six of our Red Bulls will be there!
Our Red Bulls go head-to-head in Leipzig
RB Leipzig have the most senior national team players, besides FC Bayern Munich. In our current squad, there are currently 12 players who have been called up to international duty.
Six of these players could face of not just with, but also against each other in the Red Bull Arena on Friday 23rd September. It’s here where Germany, with Hansi Flick at the helm, will meet Marco Rossi’s Hungary.
Our captain Péter Gulácsi, defender Willi Orbán and striker Dominik Szoboszlai are all in the “Magyarok”, as the Hungary national team is also known. At the ready for Germany are Benjamin Henrichs, new signing David Raum and Red Bull returnee Timo Werner. It’s a lot of familiar faces in the Red Bull Arena this Friday.
"A very special game"
RBL captain and shot-stopper Péter Gulácsi commented on the upcoming international being based at his own back yard a while ago:
- “I’m looking forward to my first international game inside the Red Bull Arena, in our own back yard! It will be a really special game for me and the other Hungarian players in our team. Of course, the Nations League group is really strong and Germany are top, but we are always capable of pulling off a surprise. I’m hoping there will be lots of compatriots supporting us in Leipzig!”
In addition to the Red Bull Arena, Germany will play their other UEFA Nations League home games in Munich and Mönchengladbach. This was decided by the supervisory board and the shareholders of the DFB GmbH & Co. KG in writing.
Good omen: The last international game in Leipzig, back in November 2020, saw Germany run out 3-1 winners against Ukraine in the UEFA Nations League.
Group 3 overview
It remains to be seen whether the Germany-Hungary game will have the same outcome. The teams have already faced each other in Budapest, back on the third matchday of the tournament. The game was a 1-1 draw inside the Puskás Arena.
After the host’s early opener (6’), which was largely created thanks to the work of Willi Orbán, Germany were able to pull level just 180 seconds later. Péter Gulácsi and Dominik Szoboszlai both started on the pitch alongside Willi Orban.
Both of our new signings, David Raum und Timo Werner, started in that game as well.
With a win, Germany could capture first place in group 3. Currently, Hungary has a narrow lead at the top with seven points. European champions Italy are just behind their German rivals with 5 points, whilst England are bottom of the group with only two points.