RB Leipzig Held At Stuttgart Despite Nkunku Strike

Berlin, Aug 7 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – seventh Aug, 2022 ) :RB Leipzig obtained their Bundesliga marketing campaign off to a stuttering begin, with a 1-1 draw away at Stuttgart on Sunday regardless of a scientific first-half strike from French ahead Christopher Nkunku.

Despite 68 p.c possession and chalking up 27 photographs to Stuttgart’s 11, Leipzig had been unable to transform their dominance into a gap day win.

Leipzig obtained on the board within the eighth minute via Nkunku, who threaded a shot previous the outstretched arms of Stuttgart keeper Florian Mueller and into the underside left nook.

Fresh off being named Germany’s footballer of the 12 months for his contributions within the 2021-22 season, Nkunku was harmful all through, typically dropping again nicely into his personal half to retrieve the ball and kickstart an assault.

Leipzig dominated the early levels, earlier than the house aspect obtained a objective again in opposition to the run of play via former Juventus midfielder Naouirou Ahamada.

Ahamada curled the ball into the underside nook of the online within the thirty first minute, celebrating even earlier than the ball went in.

Leipzig coach Domenico Tedesco made a number of attacking modifications within the dying levels of the match because the guests went in the hunt for a winner, bringing on striker Alexander Soerloth and Emil Forsberg within the eighty fifth minute.

After the match, Tedesco lauded the efficiency of opposing keeper Mueller.

“We didn’t score goals. That was somewhat down to us, but also to the opposing goalkeeper,” Tedesco instructed broadcaster DAZN.

“We have to live with it.” Stuttgart’s American coach Pellegrino Matarazzo stated his aspect, who narrowly escaped relegation on the ultimate matchday final season, had picked up a “slightly lucky but not undeserved point”.

In Sunday’s late sport, Cologne overcame the information that star striker Anthony Modeste had signed with Borussia Dortmund moments earlier than kick-off to defeat a 10-man Schalke 3-1 at dwelling.

Schalke midfielder Dominick Drexler was crimson carded within the thirty fifth minute for sinking his studs into the calf of Cologne’s Jonas Hector.

The newly promoted Royal Blues managed to carry on till half-time, earlier than conceding thrice within the second half.

Borussia Dortmund junior Luca Kilian latched onto a Hector cross to attain Cologne’s first within the forty ninth minute, earlier than Florian Kainz took benefit of a fumble from Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow to attain the house aspect’s second within the 62nd minute.

Schalke pulled one again when Marius Buelter fantastically headed in a cross within the 76th minute, however Cologne extinguished the guests’ hopes simply 4 minutes later when Dejan Ljubicic headed in his aspect’s third.

Cologne reportedly pocketed a 5 million euro ($5.1 million) switch charge for Modeste, who scored 20 objectives final season to propell Cologne to seventh place and a maiden Europa Conference League look.

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