RB Leipzig wins Champions League game against Celtic Glasgow


André Silva was hearted by everyone after his two goals, his partner Timo Werner stood by with a hood over his head, laughing: while the national player remained pale when national coach Hansi Flick made a lightning visit, the Portuguese and offensive ace Christopher Nkunku ensured the first win of RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

The Frenchman Nkunku (27th minute) and Silva (64th/77th), courted by Chelsea FC, scored the goals in the 3-1 (1-0) win against Celtic Glasgow on Wednesday, giving the Saxons high hopes for the round of 16 to have. Jota (47th) scored for the Scottish football champions to equalize in the meantime. If Leipzig also manages to win in Glasgow in the second leg next Tuesday, the cup winners can advance on their own.

The victory in front of 45,228 fans had a bitter aftertaste, however, as Leipzig’s captain Peter Gulacsi tore his right anterior cruciate ligament. As the club announced on Wednesday evening, further investigations are to follow in the coming days. After just ten minutes, the goalkeeper’s exit shocked Leipzig. After a sloppy back pass from Werner, the Hungarian international had to save in dire need, but got stuck in the grass.

The 32-year-old immediately held his right knee with a pained face, the supervisors immediately indicated a substitution. Gulacsi was carried off the pitch to the accompaniment of chants, while Janis Blaswich made his first appearance in the Champions League at the age of 31. “It was important now that we got the first three points, that we played well, that we scored. We have to take that feeling with us,” said Blaswich afterwards and wished Gulacsi “all the best from the bottom of my heart.”



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