Bundesliga club RB Leipzig outflanked Tottenham Hotspur to assume responsibility for their Champions League last-16 tie.
There was another victor from Wednesday’s down in Leipzig mentor Julien Nagelsmann, who set up his group from the start to surpass and outpress Jose Mourinho’s Spurs, as the 32-year-old German further polished his developing notoriety as a director. Leipzig mentor There was another victor from Wednesday’s down in Leipzig mentor Julien Nagelsmann, who set up his group from the start to surpass and outpress Jose Mourinho’s Spurs, as the 32-year-old German further polished his developing notoriety as a director.
Nagelsmann is certainly not an immense aficionado of his ‘Small scale Mourinho’ moniker, yet Leipzig’s presentation had all the signs of pinnacle Mourinho – procedure, strategies and above all a gathering of players equipped for conveying their mentor’s course of action.
Genuine, this was a debilitated Spurs missing any semblance of Son Heung-min and Harry Kane, however the way of Leipzig’s predominance will be a stress for Mourinho as he considers how his group can show signs of improvement of the Bundesliga group in the subsequent leg on March 10.
The game’s conclusive minute came just before the hour when Ben Davies awkwardly fouled Konrad Laimer to yield a punishment, which Timo Werner cooly dispatched.
Leipzig were certainly justified regardless of their success and the German club most likely ought to have won more serenely than by a solitary objective.
Not long after the punishment, Patrik Schick left behind an incredible opportunity to broaden Leipzig’s lead following a streaming move however his shot was beaten away by Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
Both Werner and Schick left behind a progression of chances as Leipzig tore through Spurs’ protection nearly voluntarily. Angelino likewise hit the post for the guests in the primary half.
‘Battle without bullets’
In the wake of falling behind, Spurs increased their game and Leipzig attendant Péter Gulácsi did splendidly to tip Giovani Lo Celso’s free-kick on to the post.
Last season, Spurs arrived at the Champions League last before losing to Liverpool, however the London club’s crusade was set apart by some striking rebound exhibitions against Manchester City and Ajax.
They should concoct something correspondingly extraordinary in Saxony one month from now.
“There is a lot of quality in Leipzig and they showed it today,” Lloris told . “Because of all the circumstances against us in the past few weeks and months we have to stay positive. Not to find excuses we have to be ready to fight.”
“We’re not really happy with the result, but we did it last season — let’s hope we try to create another story.”
Mourinho ascribed his group’s destruction to his physical issue drained squad, including that neither Erik Lamela nor Tanguy Ndombele, who went ahead as second-half substitutes, were sufficiently fit to last the hour and a half.
“They did everything they could do,” said Mourinho of his team. “Amazing group, amazing guys who try everything. This is our situation — it’s like going to fight with a gun without bullets.”
“I’m not worried with the 1-0 — we can go there and win. What worries me is that these are our players for the next however many matches.”
“We are really in trouble. If it was just this game I’d say no problem but we have FA Cup and Premier League games.”
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