This Saturday, RB Leipzig went to Wolfsburg’s home in matchday 25 in the Bundesliga. It wasn’t what everyone was expecting, as the game lacked in terms of emotions, and also real chances. It couldn’t have another outcome other than a goalless draw, which was bad for the hosts, but terrible for the Bulls, who were seeking leaders Bayern Munich, but now see the Bundesliga dream further away.
Some may say that Leipzig’s coach Julian Nagelsmann’s decision of starting with Poulsen over top scorer Timo Werner played a major role in the team’s frustrating 0-0 draw.
It’s true that Werner hasn’t been performing well over the last few weeks, but you got to trust Poulsen a lot to start him over Werner. Could Werner’s performances been negatively affected due to recent reports on Liverpool’s interests on him?
But talking about the game, it wasn’t really a boring match from start to finish. There were some interesting moves from both sides, but they both lacked the clinical edge once at the final third to score goals.
The best chance of the game came from the feet of RB Leipzig’s Angelino. On 35 minutes he received a good through ball, rounded the defenders and, with everything on his side to score, the Spaniard ended up blowing it away.
in the second half, Nagelsmann introduced Timo Werner in the 60th minute. He even touched the ball a few times but did little to contribute positively to his team.
Above all, the draw was not so bad for the Wolves, as Schalke 04 and Hoffenheim, direct opponents for the qualifying zone to the UEFA Europa League, also drew their games.
However, this one was tragic for Leipzig, who can be surpassed by Borussia Dortmund who will face Monchengladbach and will probably see Bayern distancing themselves as they will take on Augsburg a day later.
If RB Leipzig wants to keep on dreaming with the German Bundesliga, they will need to turn it around and beat Freiburg at the Red Bull Arena next Saturday. It’s definitely a must-win game. As for Wolfsburg, they will visit Augsburg next Sunday in the Bundesliga.