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Marcel Halstenberg ruled out of RB Leipzig's clash with Hertha

By Rune Gjerulff

Marcel Halstenberg has been ruled out of RB Leipzig's upcoming Bundesliga encounter with Hertha BSC.

Marcel Halstenberg and Goncalo Paciencia.
Marcel Halstenberg and Goncalo Paciencia.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

RB Leipzig will be without Marcel Halstenberg for their home game against Hertha BSC on Saturday.


Halstenberg will miss the game following a bereavement in his family, RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann revealed at the pre-match press conference.

"Marcel Halstenberg will not be available due to personal reasons. He will attend a funeral in Hannover on Friday and we want to give him some personal time," Nagelsmann told reporters.

Asked who could come in to replace the 29-year-old German international, Nagelsmann said:

"There are several candidates. We have Nordi [Mukiele], Willi [Orban] and 'Ibu' [Konaté]. 'Benni' [Henrichs] could also play a role,"

'Die Roten Bullen' will also have to manage without Konrad Laimer, Lukas Klostermann and Amadou Haidara, but Marcel Sabitzer could come back into the squad.


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