RB Leipzig - Greuther Fürth

Germany: Bundesliga
RB Leipzig Y. Poulsen (46), E. Forsberg (Pen. 53), D. Szoboszlai (65), H. Novoa Ramos (88)
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Greuther Fürth B. Hrgota (Pen. 45)

Marsch praises Poulsen: "He almost turned the game around alone"

By Rune Gjerulff

Jesse Marsch lauded Yussuf Poulsen after RB Leipzig's comeback win over Greuther Fürth, saying the striker 'almost turned the game around alone'.

Yussuf Poulsen.
Yussuf Poulsen.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

RB Leipzig coach Jesse Marsch sung the praises of Yussuf Poulsen after the striker came on to score the equaliser in Saturday's victory over Greuther Fürth.

'Die Roten Bullen' were trailing 0-1 at half-time, but Poulsen helped them to turn the game around by scoring the equaliser and winning a penalty after replacing Kevin Kampl at the break.

"We were really bad," Marsch said in a post-match interview, reflecting on Leipzig's first-half performance.

"We were relaxed at half time and told the players that we have to make fewer mistakes and win more duels. It's important that we learn from the first half, but above all that we talk about our response in the second half," he added.

"The substitutes played really well. Thank God we had Yussuf Poulsen in the second half. He almost turned the game around alone. He was absolutely ready and we're really grateful for his performance.

"In the future we have to play with more clarity in possession and show our quality from the start in our home games."

Leipzig sit sixth in the Bundesliga table after today's win.

RB Leipzig
1Péter Gulácsi (C)
22Nordi Mukiele
4Willi Orban
32Joško Gvardiol
39Benjamin Henrichs ↩46
8Amadou Haidara
44Kevin Kampl ↩46
18Christopher Nkunku ↩85
10Emil Forsberg ↩64
33André Silva ↩64
13Philipp Tschauner
31Josep Martínez
9Yussuf Poulsen ↪46
38Hugo Novoa Ramos ↪85
2Mohamed Simakan ↪46
14Tyler Adams ↪64
17Dominik Szoboszlai ↪64
26Moriba Kourouma Kourouma
47Joscha Wosz
Greuther Fürth
1Marius Funk
18Marco Meyerhöfer
4Maximilian Bauer
24Nick Viergever
15Jetro Willems ↩72
13Max Christiansen
22Sebastian Griesbeck
40Jamie Leweling
28Jeremy Dudziak ↩82
10Branimir Hrgota (C) ↩72
19Cédric Itten ↩82
30Sascha Burchert
11Dickson Abiama ↪82
2Simon Asta
27Gian-Luca Itter ↪72
32Abdourahmane Barry ↪82
8Nils Seufert
14Hans Sarpei
21Timothy Tillman ↪72
37Julian Green

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