Due to the cluster of teams separated by the smallest of margins, it appears that every week we have more than one fixture with potential title implications in the Bundesliga. RB Leipzig welcomed Wolfsburg with just one point being the difference in league standings between the two sides.
Oliver Glasner’s Wolfsburg side are building a reputation for being difficult to break down having conceded only four goals in their seven league games going into this fixture.
Whereas Julian Nagelsmann’s Leipzig have been one of the more free-flowing sides in the league, having scored 15 goals from their first seven league games and conceding just seven goals going into this game.
It ended 1-1 with Leipzig going ahead through Timo Werner in the 54th minute before Wout Weghorst equalised late on.
This tactical analysis focuses on the tactics used by both Glasner and Nagelsmann as their sides fought out a draw.
Leipzig fielded a 4-2-3-1 with Werner dropping behind Yussuf Poulsen to sit in front of two holding midfielders, Diego Demme and Konrad Laimer. Marcel Sabitzer and Christopher Nkunku played as Leipzig’s two wide forwards, who would drop into midfield when defending to create a midfield five. However, when Leipzig pushed forward they were expected to push high and support Poulsen, creating a front three.
Wolfsburg, as ever, fielded a 3-4-3 with Weghorst sitting the highest of their front-three, which included João Victor and Josip Brekalo. Kevin Mbabu found himself in the starting lineup playing as part of a back-three with Jeffrey Bruma and Marcel Tisserand. Due to William’s excellent form in the right wing-back position for Wolfsburg, opportunities have been limited for the Swiss international since his summer arrival.
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