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RB Leipzig 3-0 Borussia Dortmund: Talking points as Marco Rose gets off to great Leipzig start

One of the major perks of football as a sport is how it can sometimes be completely unpredictable. It’s always easy to believe after a match that its result could’ve been guessed for this reason or that, but in reality, not many are capable of guessing when exactly an off-form team would get into its stride and start winning. And it’s even more difficult to predict that happening against a team which appears already there.

Be that as it may, RB Leipzig smashed Borussia Dortmund by 3-0, with two Hungary internationals, Willi Orban and Dominik Szoboszlai scoring in the 6th and 45th minute, respectively, and Amadou Haidara finishing off a swift counterattack in the 84th to make it three.

The Rose impact

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Both teams were deployed in the 4-2-3-1 shape. For Leipzig, Orban paired up with Paris Saint-Germain loanee Abdou Diallo in the heart of defence, flanked by David Raum on the left and Mohamed Simakan on the right. Konrad Laimer and Xaver Schlager were the two deep-sitting midfielders, and further up, Christopher Nkunku, Szoboszlai and Emil Forsberg supporter Timo Werner.

As for Dortmund, coach Edin Terzic named Anthony Modeste to lead the line upfront, supported by captain Marco Reus, Julian Brandt and Marius Wolf. Salih Ozcan and Jude Bellingham played deeper, and at the back, Niklas Sule stood beside Nico Schlotterbeck with Mats Hummels demoted to the bench, and the duo of Raphael Guerreiro and Thomas Meunier covering the flanks.

Given the form the two teams showed in previous matches this season, Dortmund would’ve been expected to win this match without sweating too much, but the appointment of Marco Rose seems to have made big difference. If there’s anyone who knows how to set a team up against Dortmund, it’ll be the man who was their boss last season.

The home side started off strongly in this match. Having come into it on the back of the poor form which eventually got former boss Domenico Tedesco sacked…


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Author : Veselin Trajkovic

Publish date : 2022-09-11 11:43:46

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