As the new season of the Bundesliga marked its fifth matchday, it also witnessed Werder Bremen welcomed RB Leipzig to their home ground, Weserstadion. Florian Kohfeldt’s side have had a decent start to the season after picking up six points out of the possible twelve. Although their opponent was a team who have an attractive, fast-tempo style of play, they still hoped to secure a positive result. This would allow them to improve their place in the league table and head towards the top half.
Leipzig, however, had an overhaul summer that saw the squad being bolstered heavily. The most noticeable addition to Leipzig was Julian Nagelsmann arrived to replace the managerial spot that Ralf Rangnick left behind. Furthermore, they also secured many new additions to the positions that they needed, such as Christopher Nkunku, Ethan Ampadu and Ademola Lookman. With a young core and a talented manager on the sideline, Leipzig was expected to add to their tally of three wins and a draw from the first four matches of the season.
And they did just that through a positive start that saw captain Willi Orban and Marcel Sabitzer opened the score. Konrad Laimer’s red card didn’t make their task tougher as substitute Marcelo Saracchi added the icing on the cake. This tactical analysis will provide an analysis of Leipzig’s 3-0 win over Werder Bremen. Meanwhile, using statistics, we will point out what went wrong for Kohfeldt’s tactics against Nagelsmann’s tactics.
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