Benjamin Sesko scores in Augsburg for the third game in a row.

2:2! Goals from Lois Openda and Benjamin Sesko secure a road point

Phillip Tietz puts FCA in the lead | Lois Openda and Benjamin Sesko with headed goals | Our number 17 misses a penalty | All highlights can be found here

Draw in Bavarian Swabia!

The squad from Fuggerstadt started hot and disrupted RB Leipzig's buildup early. But after a quarter of an hour, Leipzig took over. Dani Olmo gave the first warning shot on goal with a header, FCA keeper Finn Dahmen reacted strongly (18th). Xaver Schlager then tried from a distance (31').

After a tight and tense opening half hour, the match really picked up speed. Augsburg's Ruben Vargas hit the side netting to send a warning shot. Then it was Phillip Tietz who hit home a rebound from a Peter Gulasci save to take the lead (35'). But RBL responded just four minutes later when David Raum found space to put in a signature curling ball in to the head of Lois Openda, who rose highest and headed home to equalize.

It was an ideal start to the second half for Leipzig. Dani Olmo drove forward from midfield into the box and Benjamin Sesko put a deadly header on target to take the lead (52'). It was only a few moments later when our number 30 threatened again, but he hit the post. Xavi also had a chance to extend the league, but in an up-and-down game, Ermedin Demirovic came right back the other way and hit a powerful shot under the crossbar after an hour to make it 2-2.

It went back and forth, with both teams playing to win. In the 81st minute, Lois Openda had a great chance to score a brace, but unfortunately, Dahmen got in front of his penalty kick to keep it out.And with that, both teams had to settle with a point a piece.

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Bundesliga | FC Augsburg – RB Leipzig


FCA: Dahmen – Gouweleeuw (C), Uduokhai, Iago, Mbabu – Jakic, Jensen (67. Engels), Rexhbecaj, Vargas (83. Maier) – Tietz (67. Pep Biel), Demirovic  

RBL: Gulacsi – Henrichs, Klostermann, Orban (C, 67. Simakan), Raum – Kampl (67. Seiwald), Schlager – Olmo (67. Elmas), Xavi (84. Baumgartner) – Openda, Sesko (72. Poulsen)


FCA Bench: Koubek  (Tor) – Gumny, Pedersen, Pfeiffer, Michels, Dorsch    

RBL Bench: Blaswich (Tor) – Lenz, Bitshiabu, Castello Jr.


1:0 Tietz (35.), 1:1 Openda (39.), 1:2 Sesko (52.), 2:2 Demirovic (60.)


Gouweleeuw (3), Jakic (3), Vargas (2), Dahmen (3), Mbabu (3) | Raum (4)


Referee: Benjamin Brand (Unterspießheim)

1st Assistant: Thomas Stein (Aschaffenburg)

2nd Assistant: Christian Leicher (Landshut)

Fourth Official: Nicolas Winter (Hagenbach)

Video Assistant: Tobias Reichel (Sindelfingen)


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Xavi drives the ball and looks for a pass point.

18. Minute: Olmo header, stunning save from Dahmen

  • RBL nearly take the lead! Willi Orban sends in a high cross into the danger area in the FCA box. Dani Olmo comes running in and places his header in the left corner, Augsburg keeper Finn Dahmen stunningly keeps the ball out, and RB Leipzig have to settle for a corner.
Dani Olmo had Leipzig's lead on his head.

31. Minute: Schlager from distance

  • The Leipzig boys are now dictating the play. Xaver Schlager tries a shot from 20 meters, and Dahmen dives again in time. We're getting closer!
Benjamin Sesko tries to get past Felix Uduokhai.

32. Minute: Vargas hits the side netting

  • The opponents' first real threat of the match! Ermedin Demirović sends in a long ball and Ruben Vargas gets free to put a shot on goal, but it hits the outside netting! comes free to finish. Outside net!
Benny Henrichs shields the ball.

35. Minute: Augsburg takes the lead

  • And the visitors take the lead. Vargas shoots from a distance and Peter Gulacsi is able to get a save. But the ball falls to Phillip Tietz and the Augsburg attacker pounces to take the lead.
With his strong left foot, David Raum sets up the 1-1 equalizer.

39. Minute: Openda heads in the equalizer!

  • An immediate response! David Raum has too much space on the left and picks out a signature cross. The ball finds Lois Openda in the middle, climbs highest and heads home an unstoppable finish.
Leipzig's coach Marco Rose watches the game.

52. Minute: Sesko heads home

  • The game has turned! Dani Olmo brings the next lofted ball from the wing into the box and Benjamin Sesko gets another unstoppable headed finish into the net.
Benjamin Sesko made it 2-1 with his header.

57. Minute: The post prevents RBL from doubling the lead

  • Our number 30 almost adds another. David Raum passes through for Benjamin Sesko, who pushes the ball onto the post. Dani Olmo finds the back of the net with the follow-up shot, but the offside flag goes up.
Xaver Schlager shields the ball from Kevin Mbabu.

60. Minute: Augsburg mit dem Ausgleich

  • An individual moment of brilliance brings back the team from Fuggerstadt. Ermedin Demirovic picks up speed and slams an unstoppable finish right under the crossbar.

81. Minute: Openda awarded a penalty

  • Dahmen brings down Mohamed Simakan in the penalty area and, after a VAR review, the penalty is awarded. Unfortunately, the Augsburg goalkeeper saves Lois Openda's penalty.

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