Champions League: Leipzig beat Celtic but lose Gulácsi

As of: 10/05/2022 22:27 hrs

RB Leipzig recorded their first win of the season against Celtic Glasgow in the Champions League. Goalkeeper Peter Gulácsi, however, suffered a cruciate ligament tear.

Thanks to the 3:1 (1:0) RasenBallsport now has three points and is bottom of group F. Celtic are last with one point. In the evening, leader Real Madrid (six points) played against Shakhtar Donetsk (four points).

The goals were scored by Christopher Nkunku (27th minute) and twice by André Silva (64th/77th) for Leipzig. Jota meanwhile scored for Celtic to equalize (47th). However, Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulácsi tore his right anterior cruciate ligament, the club announced in the evening.

Gulácsi injured, Nkunku scores

The injury started right at the start. After a bad pass from Timo Werner, Gulácsi had to run out during a rescue and twist his knee. Gulácsi had to be substituted and Janis Blaswich replaced him in goal.

Nkunku scored the goal in the 18th minute, but after video evidence the goal was disallowed for a narrow offside position. Leipzig then gave Celtic a few more chances to score, but came through this phase unscathed and then took the lead himself: Silva sent Nkunku on a counterattack to the left, who played goalkeeper Joe Hart and pushed the ball in (27th).

Celtic equalize but Leipzig reacts

Celtic remained dangerous and quickly equalized after the break. After Werner lost the ball in midfield, Furuhashi counterattacked and played to Jota, who shot the ball into the goal (47′).

A turbulent phase followed: Leipzig scored from a great distance via Dominik Szoboszlai, but Silva’s offside position prevented the goal from counting. He took the sight of goalkeeper Joe Hart away. A short while later, with a clear view, Hart played the ball easily into the foot of Szoboszlai, whose pass enabled Silva to make it 2-1 for Leipzig (64′).

A dream attack then led to the decision: Nkunku played a long pass to the right on Mohamed Simakan, who pushed the ball through the middle to Silva – Silva scored to bring in the 3:1 (77th).

Commemoration of the victims of the stadium disaster in Indonesia

A minute of silence was observed in all stadiums in memory of the victims of the disaster at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Indonesia. Mass panic broke out in the stadium due to the use of tear gas by the police. 133 people were killed and many were injured.

After the stadium disaster in Malang, Indonesia, authorities say at least 133 people have died, including 37 children and young people.

Leipzig now only against Mainz, then again against Celtic

For Leipzig, the Bundesliga continues on Saturday (October 8, 2022, 3.30 pm) with an away game at 1. FSV Mainz 05. The return leg against Celtic will take place in Glasgow the following Tuesday.

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