RB Leipzig quickly finish their Cup defence: Marco Rose sits the Slovenian on the reserves bench and gets burnt
This week’s cup competitions are being played not only on Slovenian greens, but also across Europe. This time it was the defending German Cup champion Leipzig. Kevin Kampl and Benjamin Šeško play there but they and their teammates failed to make it through to the next round as Wolfsburg proved to be too high a hurdle. Both Slovenian players, who are both defending the colours of the club from the eastern part of Germany, started the match on the substitutes’ bench.
The home team took the lead in 14. In the final minute, Vaclav Cerny took advantage of a pass from Tiago Tomas in the penalty area to score the decisive goal. The Red Bull Arena team’s problems deepened further in the 56th. In the second minute, forward Yussuf Poulsen leaves the Volkswagen Arena early due to a second yellow card.
Benjamin Šeško and Kevin Kampl also had their chance with just over fifteen minutes left in regulation.Coach Marco Rose sent them on in the hope of a change in the scoreboard. Unfortunately, the Slovenian players failed to draw any attention to themselves and Leipzig had to say goodbye to the cup competition in the round of 16.
At the same time, there is a lot of controversy about Tim Werner and Yussuf Poulsen, who contribute much less than the Slovenian national team striker in the attack with more minutes. This is especially true for the Dane, who starts games quite regularly but has only registered a meagre two assists this season. Before the next Bundesliga fixture, should Marco Rose rethink a bit his attacking line-up, where Šeško and Lois Openda have been the best performers?
This text was automatically translated using AI.