Analysis: RB Leipzig Ruthlessly Exploit Schalke 04’s Structural Issues

RB Leipzig travelled to Gelsenkirchen on Bundesliga Matchday 23 to take on Schalke 04. The result was a 5-0 win in favour of the visitors, who remain in 2nd place while Schalke themselves remain in 6th place despite their performance. Let’s take a look at the tactical battle that played out. Line-ups Schalke 04 (3-4-1-2): Nübel…

Analysis: Advantage RB Leipzig in Champions League Round of 16

What promised to be a very exciting tactical game before the actual kick-off, turned out to be a rather one-sided one, where RB Leipzig took all the initiative and controlled possession for the majority of the game, creating several lethal attacks and chances. The only goal of the game came from a penalty even though…

Analysis: RB Leipzig 3-1 Union Berlin

RB Leipzig’s first Bundesliga fixture after the winter break saw them face a newly promoted Union Berlin side at the Red Bull Arena. It was an interesting match-up as Union, now in 12th place, have adapted to the Bundesliga in impressive fashion. Union used a 5-4-1 formation and aimed to remain compact and have good…

Analysis: Red Bull Salzburg Lose to Liverpool Despite Valiant Effort

The last match provided a thrilling game for spectators when Liverpool played perhaps their most dominant half of 2019/20, leading with 3-0 in half-time. After a tactical change to a 4-3-1-2 formation from the American Jesse Marsch, Salzburg managed to score 3 goals in a very strong 2nd half performance, but still succumbed to a…

RB Leipzig vs. Hoffenheim – Pressing Analysis

Matchday 14 of the Bundesliga pitted Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig against tough opposition in the form  Hoffenheim coached by Alfred Schreuder . Hoffenheim showed great potential during the game but lost to a strong Leipzig side 3-1, after goals from Timo Werner and Marcel Sabitzer. The game was characterised by both teams striving to control…

Analysis: UEFA Champions League Round-up – Matchday 4

Matchday 4 of the UEFA Champions League saw both Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig gain positive results in their quest for qualification to the knock-out rounds. Julian Nagelsmann’s side cruised past Zenit St. Petersburg with a 2-0 win, while Jesse Marsch’s charges secured a point against a Napoli side who failed to capitalise on…

RB Leipzig Keep the Stadion An der Alten Försterei Quiet in 4-0 Thrashing

On Sunday evening, Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig played their first league match of the campaign under their new head coach. Nagelsmann is one of the top young coaches in the world, aged just 32. He’s been managing in the Bundesliga since he was 28, the youngest manager in Bundesliga history. He’s known for his attention…