With an 8-0 win, RB Leipzig demolished Mainz on the tenth Bundesliga match-day. Therewith, Leipzig confirmed their current top shape, especially attacking-wise, after a 6-1 win over Wolfsburg in the DFB-Pokal.
Lineups and formations
Julian Nagelsmann set his team up in a 4-4-2 formation. However, as their wingers played quite narrow, often attacking through the half-spaces, Leipzig’s shape resembled of a 4-2-2-2 at times.
Since centre-back Willi Orban missed due to an injury, usual full-back Lukas Klostermann replaced the Leipzig captain as a central defender next to Dayot Upamecano. In the attacking department, Christopher Nkunku and Marcel Sabitzer often tucked inside while the full-backs pushed high. Last but not least, attacker Yussuf Poulsen mostly provided depth while his striking partner Timo Werner also dropped to receive between the lines or on the wing.
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