Bye, bye, RB! RB Leipzig has experienced a bad awakening in the deafening loud cauldron Ibrox and bitterly played the chance of the first European Cup victory.
At the unleashed Glasgow Rangers, a much too harmless Bundesliga runner-up lost the semi-final second leg in the Europa League 1: 3 (0: 2) on Thursday. Despite the 1-0 advance from the first leg, RB has to bury the dream of the final on May 18 in Seville.
James Tavernier (18th), Glen Kamara (24th) and John Lundstram (80.) The Scots, who had already turned Borussia Dortmund off, shot into their first international final since the UEFA Cup final in 2008. Christopher Nkunku (70. ) met for the Leipziger who received the next setback. In the league, the Saxons slipped from the royal classes after two defeats. According to the bankruptcy of Glasgow, the DFB Cup final on May 21 against SC Freiburg will remain a title chance.
In the IBROX, RB also had to play against the backdrop. “I believe that all players know what to expect here, not only in the field, but also outside. The fans here are gigantic,” said RB coach Domenico Tedesco before the game at “RTL+”.
It became difficult at the beginning. The rangers started with a lot of enthusiasm from the frenetic audience, Tedesco had announced that the Glasgow expected much more offensive than in the first leg. He kept right. From a distance Ryan Jack (7th) early tested RB goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi, who held safely. But suddenly what couldn’t happen.
On the left side, Ryan Kent broke, pulled into the penalty area at speed and found on the long post of Tavernier, who still had to insert – the Ibrox was bubbling. And Leipzig was so impressed that they lacked the funds for a quick answer. The Rangers followed up for this. Scott Wright was able to play the free Kamara at the penalty area border much too easily. His placed shot rushed into the net at the bottom left and in the cheering ranks a red smoke body flew on the lawn.
Szoboszlai revitalized Leipzig game new
Leipzig tried to stop the brave Scots in this phase, a shot from Dani Olmo (28th) from around 16 meters only went over it. Glasgow provided the right wow moments. After a strong cross from the left, Joe Aribo came to Olmo’s attempt in the middle just undisturbed, but hit the ball from three meters away.
After the break, RB searched for possible gaps in the Rangers defense, for opportunities for combination. But even now, the guests missed the consequence of the attack with which Glasgow came up.
Tedesco brought Dominik Szoboszlai in the middle of the second round for the Olmo, struggling when it was replaced. And it seemed that RB had more momentum at the front. First Konrad Laimer (70th) failed to Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor before Nkunku sank an Angelino flank seconds later. The hope of the turn was only briefly: Lundstram had the Ibrox romp around with Glasgow’s third goal.