Respectful gestures: Leipzig wins in silence against Gladbach

Last Update: 17.02.2024 21: 32

In Leipzig’s Bundesliga victory against Borussia Mönchengladbach, both remain Fangroups largely silent – for each sad occasion.

RB Leipzig improved its last weak result record on Saturday evening (17.02.2024) with a 2:0 (1:0) victory against Borussia Mönchengladbach. It was the second win out of the last eight competitive matches. Xavi Simons brought Leipzig with a technical masterpiece (14. Minute) in the lead, Loïs Openda (57.) set the final standing here.

Mönchengladbach came despite much Engagements hardly too clear chances, not a single one of the 13 completions went on goal. Of the past nine Bundesliga matches, Borussia won only one, as tables-14. it lags behind its own claims.

“We are coming from negative results at the moment, that certainly has an impact. We have to deal with this so that it will be better in the next games and the players can play freely“, Gladbach’s coach Gerardo Seoane told Sportschau.

Deaths: both fan camps abstain from chants

The game took place against an unusually calm backdrop. Both Fancamps, for sad reasons, abandoned the usual chants. The Gladbachers, because a member of the active Fanscene had died in a traffic accident on Saturday night – he was on his way to the game.

The Leipzigers stopped their chants shortly after the kick-off because a spectator had collapsed in the stands. All attempts at resuscitation were unsuccessful. “We have to send you a sad message. Unfortunately, this one Fan deceased. We are with his family and friends.”, the stadium spokesman said during the half-time break.

In the course of the game, speaking choirs and chants were heard only sporadically and quieter than usual. “We could experience that there are more important things in life than football victories or defeats”, RB coach Marco Rose told The Sports Show. He described the atmosphere as “adapted and great, from all sides”.

Xavi Simons zaubert

Leipzig had a better start to the game, Mönchengladbach’s Ko Itakura had to save against Yussuf Poulsen in the second Minute – the Dane was allowed to run for the first time in the new year from the beginning.

A good ten minutes later, Simons cast a spell. The young Dutchman took the ball with his thigh at the sixteenth and with lightning speed hit a volley into the left corner with the same leg – a world-class move. Otherwise, not much happened in the first round.

Loïs Openda outwits Moritz Nicolas

After the change of sides, Leipzig initially seemed as if it wanted to manage the leadership. But then Xaver Schlager hit a wide Pass, Luca Netz picked up the offside wafer thin and Openda looped the Ball over Moritz Nicolas to 2-0 in the goal.

Mönchengladbach only came to opportunities in the final phase, which gave the best Jordan per head. It was no longer really exciting, but devotional. Many Leipzig spectators sang with switched on Handy– Lights for minutes in honor of the deceased Spectator.

In terms of Sport, It is also bitter for Gladbach: Nico Elvedi and Itakura each collected their fifth yellow card in Leipzig and will now be suspended.

RB at FC Bayern, Gladbach vs Bochum

Next Saturday (24.02.2024) at 18.30 O’clock the away game at FC Bayern Munich is coming to Leipzig. On the same day at 15.30 Mönchengladbach hosts VfL Bochum.

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