Anger about admission controls at the game in Warsaw

Anger about admission controls at the game in Warsaw

Sme, at RB Leipzig The focus was on the joy of reaching the round of 16, but one day after the 4-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk there were also issues that depressed the mood a bit. There were the events leading up to the start of the game. Leipzig fans complained in Warsaw, where Donetsk plays its home games in the Champions League because of the war, about disproportionate admission controls by the Polish police.

In social networks there was talk that “even minors were touched intensively without cause”, “women almost had to undress,” it said. The club reacted immediately. In a press release, RB commented: “We condemned this form of control and have already lodged a complaint with UEFA about what we believe to be the harsh admission procedure. In particular, the police checks were disproportionate, including having fans shine a flashlight on their underwear.”

There was also talk of scarves being taken away. Leipzig’s Supporters drew attention to their situation at the stadium by hanging banners and placards upside down and did not stop their choreography.

Worries of a sporting nature went away a little later Timo Werner out. The striker twisted his ankle in the early stages and had to be replaced. At first, his face, marked by pain, did not bode well. Marco Rose gave the all-clear after the game. “He was in pain when he walked. It still needs to be examined in more detail. The doc says it doesn’t seem to be anything wild,” said Leipzig’s coach.

It is unlikely that Werner will be back in the away game at TSG Hoffenheim on Saturday. It is probably more important for the striker that his participation in the World Cup in Qatar is not in danger. Werner’s nomination is actually considered safe, provided he is healthy.

It didn't go any further: Timo Werner in the game against Donetsk

It didn’t go any further: Timo Werner in the game against Donetsk

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Versus Donetsk the attacker was only on the field for a few minutes and yet long enough to have had a hand in his team’s success. Werner fired the shot, which Donetsk goalkeeper Anatoly Trubin was only able to fend off. As so often, Christopher Nkunku was there and gave Leipzig an early lead. What followed was pure Leipzig dominance. In the second half, André Silva, Dominik Szoboszlai and an own goal by Valeriy Bondar quickly increased the lead to 4:0. Donetsk hardly had a real chance to score. Judging by the 90 minutes in Warsaw, it was hard to imagine that Donetsk had won the first leg in Leipzig 4-1 in early September.

Since Marco Rose the team trains, it plays successfully again. In the Champions League, RB won the last four games and, after a bumpy start with two defeats, qualified second for the round of 16. The group winners were defending champions Real Madrid. “We’re very happy with the win, the progress and being rewarded with four wins in a row,” said Rose. The Champions League will not continue until next year, with the round of 16 being played in February and March. The draw will take place next Monday. Possible opponents are Manchester City, Chelsea, Napoli, Tottenham, Porto or Benfica Lisbon.

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