RB Leipzig - Augsburg

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RB Leipzig Daniel Olmo (Pen. 38), C. Nkunku (43)
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Augsburg D. Caligiuri (Pen. 77)
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Emil Forsberg ruled out for Augsburg fixture, Laimer and Szoboszlai in light training

By Peter Vice

RB Leipzig will once again have to do without his primary converted striker against Augsburg. 

Julian Nagelsmann also provided updates on three other players in a Wednesday presser.

Emil Forsberg.
Emil Forsberg.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

Leipzig pressers understandably begin with a plethora of questions concerning injury updates these days. On Wednesday, trainer Julian Nagelsmann first had to field questions about his joint leading goalscorer.


Swedish midfielder Emil Forsberg has been explicitly ruled out of the upcoming league-encounter, Nagelsmann noted. While the 29-year-old did participate in light training exercises on the road back from knee issues, his coach insisted he wouldn't decide until Sunday at the earliest if he could rejoin full training.

The timetable places Forsberg's availability for the upcoming Champions' League duel in doubt, though Nagelsmann insisted "the goal is still the Liverpool game."

The 33-year-old head-coach noted that Justin Kluivert had been cleared for full action and would factor into his next squad selection. Konrad Laimer also participated in light drills, but his return remains a way off. 

It was revealed last week that prized €20 million January transfer acquisition Dominik Szoboszlai returned to Austria about lingering abductor problems. The Hungarian International is yet to make an appearance for his new club. 

Nagelsmann divulged that he has returned to Leipzig, but hinted that a debut may a long time coming indeed. He confirmed that the 20-year-old is only engaging in light training.

"There is no prognosis possible yet," the young trainer told reporters. 


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