RB Leipzig mourns the missed win against Paris: “That just hurts!”

RB Leipzig said goodbye to the premier class by beating Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 on Wednesday evening.

RB Leipzig coach Jesse Marsch (47) experienced a rollercoaster of emotions in the first half. After the early lead, the game wavered. For an outburst of emotion, the coach finally saw the yellow card. © Jan Woitas / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa

“We make life difficult for ourselves if we don’t take advantage of these opportunities. The 2-0 would have been important, very important,” said coach Jesse Marsch (47) after the game. The same opinion was also “DAZN” expert Ralf Rangnick (63), who said in the second half:

“I am convinced that if the penalty goes in, it will go in a different direction. I would have liked Emil to shoot and assert himself.”

But Silva took the ball, wanted to ensure a personal sense of achievement after the last hard weeks. But the shot backfired. And suddenly, after an outstanding initial phase with the Red Bulls, the worm was in there.

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Rangnick: “You can’t play much better against such an opponent than in the first 20 minutes.” After that, the home side experienced something similar to the first leg (2: 3). The French star squad only needed three attempts in the first half to get the ball twice in the box of goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi (31).

“We had so many chances, we could have led higher. But only then did they make it 1-1 and immediately put them up with the next chance. That is this outstanding quality,” said Dominik Szoboszlai (21) after the game With his converted penalty to make it 2-2, he was able to provide at least a little sense of achievement.

Perhaps the decisive scene of the game: goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma (22) from Paris Saint-Germain saves André Silva's (25) penalty.

Perhaps the decisive scene of the game: goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma (22) from Paris Saint-Germain saves André Silva’s (25) penalty. © Robert Michael / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa

But in the end there is certainty: Despite two remaining games, the Bundesliga club can only hope for a place in the Europa League. Konrad Laimer (24), who threw himself into every duel up to the last minute as usual, also finds the situation very paradoxical.

“If we watch all the games we should have more than one point – it just hurts! We have to keep fighting now!”

In order to secure third place, Club Bruges definitely needs a win in three weeks, if possible with two goals difference. But even then, RB is doomed to win the next home game against Manchester City.

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Before that, however, the equally important home game against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening is on the agenda (6.30 p.m. / Sky). Szoboszlai: “We can take a lot with us from the Paris game because we fought to the end. We want to build on that against Dortmund.”

Bitter: Defense chief Willi Orban (29) will definitely miss the grass ballers at the weekend. He had “felt something sharp in his thigh”, said Marsch after the game and added: “Hopefully he’s only been out for a few weeks and it’s not that bad”.


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