Benjamin Šeško in the starting XI, Kevin Kampl captain, but not enough for RB Leipzig: Draw with two missed penalties
RB Leipzig after their defeat against Manchester City in the Champions League and before the national team break, faced Bochum in the German championship. Unlike in the Champions League, both Benjamin Šeško and Kevin Kampl who was again the captain of the Red Bulls. But it ended the way the Slovenes did not want it to (0:0).
Fifteen minutes into the game, Lois Openda went down in the Bochum penalty area, but the head referee decided that this was not enough to warrant the harshest penalty. Four minutes later, Šeško tried a header, but unfortunately it was inaccurate. The home team’s best chance came in 26th, when the referee points to the white spot on the first minute for a foul on Xavi Simons. The young Dutchman took the responsibility himself, but the unwritten rule came true as Manuel Riemann, the visitors’ goalkeeper, saved the shot. In 34th minute, the Slovenian forward tried again, but his shot was blocked by the Bochum defence. Both teams went into the break without scoring.
After the break, the home team kept up the pressure, but failed to score. Benjamin Šeško left the game in the 57th minute, Yussuf Poulsen came on for Benjamin Šeško. A minute later, Leipzig were awarded their second penalty kick of the match, which was sacrificed by Kevin Kampl and converted by Emil Forsberg, who had entered the game a minute earlier. Forsberg was clearly not warmed up enough, as Riemann also defended his shot from the white dot. The guest goalkeeper reappeared in the 77th minute. In the first minute, he made a great save after a header by Poulsen. At the final whistle of the referee, it was 0:0 and the points were shared.
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