RB Leipzig - Club Brugge

Europe: Champions League
RB Leipzig C. Nkunku (5)
Red Bull Arena1-2Attendance: 23.500
Club Brugge H. Vanaken (22), M. Rits (40)

RB Leipzig slip to disappointing home defeat against Brugge

By Henrik Petersen

Despite taking an early lead, RB Leipzig fell to a defeat at home against Club Brugge.

Christopher Nkunku.
Christopher Nkunku.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Gabor Krieg

RB Leipzig threw away an early lead as they slumped to a 1-2 defeat at home against Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Jesse Marsch's troops got off to a dream start, with Christopher Nkunku making it 1-0 after just five minutes, taking his goal tally to four in this season's competition.

Brugge, however, struck back with 22 minutes on the clock as Hans Vanaken tapped in after an outstanding run from Charles De Ketelaere on the left.

The guests weren't finished yet and took the lead in the 41st minute, with Mats Rits converting at the back post.

Noa Lang had the ball in the net for Brugge after the break, but he was denied by a VAR review.

Meanwhile, Leipzig found it more and more difficult to find a way through as the game progressed and failed to find the goal they needed to bring themselves back into the game.

RB Leipzig
1Péter Gulácsi (C)
2Mohamed Simakan ↩79
4Willi Orban
16Lukas Klostermann
22Nordi Mukiele ↩46
27Konrad Laimer ↩46
44Kevin Kampl
17Dominik Szoboszlai ↩58
18Christopher Nkunku
9Yussuf Poulsen ↩79
10Emil Forsberg
31Josep Martínez
21Brian Brobbey ↪79
33André Silva ↪58
38Hugo Novoa Ramos
32Joško Gvardiol ↪46
39Benjamin Henrichs
8Amadou Haidara ↪46
14Tyler Adams ↪79
26Moriba Kourouma Kourouma
Club Brugge
22Simon Mignolet
77Clinton Mata
5Jack Hendry
4Stanley Nsoki
2Eduard Sobol ↩79
19Kamal Sowah ↩68
26Mats Rits ↩79
3Éder Álvarez
10Noa Lang
20Hans Vanaken (C)
90Charles De Ketelaere ↩72
91Senne Lammens
7Wesley ↪72
29Bas Dost
11Faitout Maouassa
18Federico Ricca ↪79
28Ignace Brempt ↪68
44Brandon Mechele
72Noah Mbamba
25Ruud Vormer ↪79

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