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Having finished third in their 2018/19 Bundesliga campaign, RB Leipzig will play Champions League football this season for the second time in their 10 year history. With promising coach Julian Nagelsmann arriving from Hoffenheim, they will also be hoping to close the gap on rivals Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the race for the title.

Much like his new coach, centre-back Dayot Upamecano continues to defy his age. Despite being just 20-years-old, the French youth international has already racked up 4439 minutes in Germany’s top-flight. This scout report will outline his strengths with the support of statistics.

Ball-playing defender

As we will see later in this tactical analysis, Upamecano consistently displays a high level of positional sense and decision making during the defensive phases. However, his ability on the ball is what makes him stand out as one of the most exciting young talents in Europe.

Much like his teammate Ibrahima Konaté, he is a multi-dimensional asset to his side in possession. The former RB Salzburg youngster has the capacity to break opponent lines with passes, as well as dribbles.

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