The widely renowned Theatre of Dreams awaits Julian Nagelsmann and RB Leipzig as England’s most successful football club, Manchester United, face east German opposition for the first time since 1965 on Wednesday.
Last season’s European adventure took an 11-year-old RB Leipzig to the dizzying heights of a Champions League semi-final. Now back down to earth and into a new season, Die Roten Bullen begin the club’s third Champions League campaign with a home tie against 2019/20 Süper Lig champions, İstanbul Başakşehir, in front of just 999 spectators.
Finally, it was time for the long-awaited Champions League restart. RB Leipzig, who beat José Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur in the previous round, faced a very tough battle against Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid. Leipzig came into this game as slight underdogs.
Thursday night’s performance at Sporting CP’s Estádio José Alvalade against Atlético Madrid will be fondly remembered by RB Leipzig fans. As a result, Leipzig became the first east German club to reach a European semi-final since Lokomotive Leipzig in 1986/87 after defeating the team that knocked out the reigning European champions, Liverpool, in the previous…