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RB Leipzig K. Kampl (60), T. Werner (63)
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Kaan Ayhan on Fortuna Düsseldorf's 2-2 draw with RB Leipzig:
'This feels like a win'

By Laura Brandt

Kaan Ayhan was delighted that Fortuna Düsseldorf came back to clinch a draw against RB Leipzig.

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Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

Fortuna Düsseldorf defender Kaan Ayhan said his side's 2-2 draw with RB Leipzig on Wednesday felt like a win.


'Die Flingeraner' came back from being two goals down to salvage an important point in their bid to avoid relegation thanks to late goals from Steven Skrzybski and André Hoffmann.

"It's just another draw, but this feels like a win. We showed morale and should be very proud. Very few people expected us to get a point here," Ayhan told DPA after the game.

RB Leipzig's Marcel Halstenberg was disappointed to concede two late goals.

"We conceded two easy goals late on. I was involved in one. We need to control the game better at 2-0 up, and even go for a third. Nobody is happy with the situation," he said.

The result means that Fortuna Düsseldorf stay in the relegation playoff spot, five points behind 15th-placed Mainz and one point clear of Werder Bremen in 17th place.

RB Leipzig, who are still without a home win since the league's return, sit third.


RB Leipzig
(4-3-1-2)
1Péter Gulácsi
27Konrad Laimer ↩46
16Lukas Klostermann
23Marcel Halstenberg
3Angeliño
7Marcel Sabitzer (C) ↩82
14Tyler Adams
44Kevin Kampl
25Daniel Olmo ↩63
11Timo Werner ↩76
18Christopher Nkunku ↩46
Bench
28Yvon Mvogo
10Emil Forsberg ↪63
17Ademola Lookman ↪76
21Patrik Schick ↪46
4Willi Orban
5Dayotchanculle Upamecano ↪46
6Ibrahima Konaté
22Nordi Mukiele
8Amadou Haidara ↪82
Düsseldorf
(5-3-2)
33Florian Kastenmeier
39Jean Zimmer ↩66
5Kaan Ayhan
19Mathias "Zanka" Jørgensen
3Andre Hoffmann
29Markus Suttner
6Alfredo Morales ↩82
13Adam Bodzek (C) ↩75
10Valon Berisha ↩66
28Rouwen Hennings ↩66
20Steven Skrzybski
Bench
30Raphael Wolf
9Dawid Kownacki
11Kenan Karaman ↪66
14Kelvin Ofori
25Matthias Zimmermann ↪66
32Robin Bormuth
15Erik Thommy ↪75
22Kevin Stöger ↪82
31Marcel Sobottka ↪66

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