RB Leipzig were defeated 4-0 by Eintracht Frankfurt on matchday 5 of the Bundesliga season. The home side opened the scoring through Daichi Kamada (16’), before Sebastian Rode (22’), Tuta (67’) and Rafael Santos Borré (pen, 84’) added to the scoreline.
Eintracht Frankfurt started the game strongly and looked to attack quickly and directly. However, RB Leipzig stood firm at the back to being with and prevented the hosts from getting into dangerous areas. Dani Olmo was forced off early on after twisting his left knee during a challenge and was replaced by Emil Forsberg (11’). Shortly before the change, the ball was in the net for the first time, but Kamada’s goal did not stand as he was in an offside position upon receiving the ball from Randal Kolo Muani. The midfielder found the back of the net just a few minutes later, however, and this time it counted. After a cross to the back post from Mario Götze, Kolo Muani headed back across goal and Kamada headed in from close range (17’). Domenico Tedesco’s side continued to struggle after the first goal and lost possession in poor areas of the pitch. Just five minutes later, the deficit was doubled when Sebastian Rode’s deflected shot found its way past Péter Gulácsi (22’).
The second half began with a little more promise and the first chance came to Christopher Nkunku in the 50th minute, but his volley went over the bar. Kevin Trapp was then called into action moments later after David Raum put a dangerous cross into the area. At the other end, Götze was denied twice by good saves from Gulácsi (59’, 67’). The second, however, saw the ball rebound to Tuta, who had the simple task of turning into an open goal from short range. Late on, the hosts were able to add to the scoreline when Ansgar Knauff latched onto a long ball and was brought down in the area by Amadou Haidara (83’). Rafael Santos Borré stepped up and made no mistake to round off a day to forget in Frankfurt (84’). The boys don’t have to wait long for the chance to get back to winning ways with the next game on Tuesday when Shakhtar Donetsk come to the RB Arena for the Champions League group stage tie.
Trapp - Ndicka, Jakić (86' Chandler), Sow, Kolo Muani (74' Borré), Kamada, Rode (C) (32' Dina Ebimbe), Lenz (87' Smolčić,), Götze, Lindström (74' Knauff), Tuta
Unused subs: Ramaj - Alidou, Hasebe, Alario
Gulácsi (C) - Simakan (69' Haidara), Orban, Olmo (11' Forsberg), Werner (74' Silva), Nkunku, Raum (69' Halstenberg), Laimer, Gvardiol, Henrichs, Kampl (46' Szoboszlai)
Unused subs: Blaswich - Schlager, Diallo, Novoa
1-0 Kamada (16'), 2-0 Rode (22'), 3-0 Tuta (67'), 4-0 Borré (84', pen)
Sow (33') | Henrichs (60')
Dr. Felix Brych (Munich)
49,700 - Deutsche Bank Park
First half highlights
The two sides observed a minute's silence ahead of kick-off to remember horrific terrorist attack on the Israeli Olympic team 50 years ago during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.
Let's go, RB Leipzig!
Frankfurt begin the game strongly and have had the better start to the game. Domenico Tedesco’s side have been strong at the back though and limited any chances for the hosts.
Kamada puts the ball in the net but it’s offside. Kolo Muani had played him in behind the defensive line and he slotted past Pete one-on-one, but he had started his run too early and was behind the last man.
Dani Olmo is forced off through injury. He’s replaced by Emil Forsberg.
Trapp is called into action twice, each time from crosses into the area, but the goalkeeper deals with the threat.
16th minute, goal for Frankfurt:
Götze with a great cross to Kolo Muani at the back post. The striker heads across the face of goal and Kamada heads in from close range to open the scoring.
22nd minute, goal for Frankfurt:
The hosts hit twice in quick succession. Rode finds Kolo Muani on the right and he returns the ball to the Frankfurt captain. He manages to get the ball under control and turns it home via a deflection from Willi Orban.
With the scoerline in their favour, Frankfurt are now looking to hit on the counter attack and allowing Leipzig possession of the ball.
Leipzig are still yet to find their feet in the game and have only registered one shot on target.
Frankfurt are really enforcing themselves today. Lenz has the next chance for the home side but it doesn’t cause any problems for Pete.
A poor first half from Domenico Tedesco’s side sees them two goals down to a determined Frankfurt side.
Second half highlights
The second half is underway. Szoboszlai is on for Kampl.
Things have started better in the second half. Leipzig have won a few corners in quick succession as they search for a way back into the game.
Raum delivers a ball into the box from the left. After a deflection, it lands with Nkunku but his shot goes just over the bar. That’s more promising!
Lenz crosses to the far post from the left side. Kolo Muani beats out Raum in the air but Gulácsi is there to save.
Christo drives forward and finds Raum out wide, who crosses into the area. Unfortunately Trapp is there to clear the danger.
The Red Bulls have had 59% possession but are struggling to break through the Frankfurt defence.
Götze with a big chance after receiving a ball from Dina Ebimbe, but Gulácsi pulls off a brilliant save with his left foot to deny him.
67th minute, goal for Frankfurt:
Tuta makes it three. A corner finds Götze on the edge of the area. He shoots lowand Pete gets down well to save, but the ball rebounds into a dangerous area and Tuta is the first to react to tap in. A VAR check follows, but the goal stands.
Double change for Leipzig: Halstenberg and Haidara come on for Raum and Simakan.
Next change: Silva replaces Werner.
Frankfurt have done a good job of neutralising the Leipzig attack all game.
Penalty for Frankfurt! Knauff gets into the area after a long ball on the counter attack. Haidara tracks him all the way but catches him as he cuts inside.
84th minute, goal for Frankfurt:
Frankfurt’s Borré steps up and makes it 4-0.
A day to forget as RBL are defeated 4-0 in Frankfurt.