RB Leipzig convinces thanks to Timo Werner in Glasgow
Dhe Celtic Glasgow stadium is also known as “Paradise” because of its heavenly atmosphere and heavenly conditions actually prevailed there late Tuesday evening, at least from the point of view of RB Leipzig. Coach Marco Rose’s team had just won the Champions League game against Scotland 2-0 when word spread that Real Madrid had managed to equalize against Shakhtar Donetsk (1-1) with their last attack. .
Due to the Ukrainians’ draw, Leipzig moved up to second place in the table after four matchdays and, after two defeats at the start, suddenly has the best chance of reaching the round of 16 again. “Now in Warsaw against Donetsk it’s probably about second place. If we at least don’t lose the game, we have very good chances.” Timo Werner the television channel DAZN.
Werner’s eyes were already on the last day of the game. He and his team from Leipzig meet Donetsk, which is playing its home games in the Polish capital because of the war in Ukraine. In between there is still the home game for RB real Madrid on October 26th.
Werner as the protagonist
The new starting position was also pleasing Marco Rose. “We’ve really worked our way into it now, we’re right in the middle of it, but we’re anything but through,” said Leipzig’s coach. The fact that Leipzig, after two wins against Celtic, is back in the fight for second place behind Real is also due to Werner, who has not always been on the same wavelength as Rose. Only recently had a clarifying conversation between the two to clear up pent-up discrepancies.
Apparently that helped, against Celtic Werner was the decisive protagonist. First he scored the lead in the closing stages, and a little later he set up Emil Forsberg’s goal. Both goals were worth seeing, with the first one coming from strike partner André Silva. “André Silva has the biggest share in the goal, he crosses me perfectly on the head.
It was no longer difficult to hold the skull out,” said Werner. The interaction of the two attackers could recently be described as expandable, in Glasgow Werner and Silva harmonized better and better the longer the game lasted. The same was true for the rest of the team, who had to fight their way into this game and endured some critical moments in the early stages.
Exemption from Vivell
The ultimately safe victory also saw Max Eberl, who spontaneously traveled to Glasgow, so the story goes. There are rumors about what is actually behind Eberl’s presence. The 49-year-old manager is to start at RB Leipzig as head of sport on December 15, according to the original plan. In the meantime, however, there are signs that Eberl could take up his duties earlier.
RB surprisingly released its technical director Christopher Vivell last week. The reason for this is said to have been Vivell’s unannounced negotiations with Chelsea. Leipzig’s Club boss Oliver Mintzlaff cited “different views” as the reason for the split, but confirmed that he knew nothing about Vivell’s meeting with the English.
It’s quite possible that Eberl will start work in just a few weeks. Ideally, his new club will then have qualified for the round of 16 Champions League qualified and worked further up in the Bundesliga. There it goes on Saturday at home against Hertha BSC (6.30 p.m. in FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and at Sky). A winning streak would certainly make it easier for Eberl to get started.