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Rangers J. Tavernier (19), G. Kamara (24), J. Lundstram (81)
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Mintzlaff reacts to RB Leipzig's Europa League exit: "We expected much more of ourselves"

By Rune Gjerulff

RB Leipzig's performance against Rangers "wasn't good enough for the semi-final of a European competition," said club boss Oliver Mintzlaff.

Oliver Mintzlaff.
Oliver Mintzlaff.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

RB Leipzig were dumped out of the Europa League by Rangers last night, losing 3-1 in the semi-final second leg and 3-2 on aggregate.


Speaking to RTL in a post-match interview, RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff expressed his disappointment with the performance and the result.

He also congratulated Eintracht Frankfurt, who beat West Ham 1-0 (3-1 on aggregate) in the other semi-final.

"It wasn't good enough for the semi-final of a European competition. First and foremost I'd like to congratulate Rangers and Frankfurt – at least one German team is in the final. But we have to accept that our performance wasn't good enough. We expected much more of ourselves," said Mintzlaff.

"We knew what to expect, but experiencing this kind of atmosphere in person is something different. This is part of a recent negative trend and it's come at the worst time in the final stretch.

"Of course we hoped to achieve more than we have, tonight is huge disappointment, but there's no shame in being knocked out in the semi-finals," emphasized the RB Leipzig chief.


Rangers
(5-4-1)
1A. McGregor
2J. Tavernier (C)
4J. Lundstram
6C. Goldson
3C. Ughelumba
31B. Barišić
23S. Wright ↪59
8R. Jack ↪59
18G. Kamara
14R. Kent
17J. Aribo ↪45
Bench
28R. McCrorie
33J. McLaughlin
9A. Traoré
30F. Sakala ↩45
26L. Balogun ↩59
43L. King
10S. Davis
16A. Ramsey
19J. Sands
37S. Arfield ↩59
51A. lowry
RB Leipzig
(3-4-2-1)
1P. Gulácsi (C)
16L. Klostermann
4W. Orban
32J. Gvardiol
39B. Henrichs
44K. Kampl
27K. Laimer
3Angeliño ↪81
25Daniel Olmo ↪61
18C. Nkunku
9Y. Poulsen ↪82
Bench
13P. Tschauner
31J. Martínez
10E. Forsberg
33A. Silva ↩81
38H. Novoa Ramos
2M. Simakan
22N. Mukiele
23M. Halstenberg ↩82
14T. Adams
17D. Szoboszlai ↩61
37S. Raebiger

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