RB Leipzig: How They've Got on Since the First Leg

RB Leipzig have been in blistering form since defeat in the first leg to the Reds. We take a look at their performances since defeat in Budapest.
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After a mistake riddled performance in the first leg, Red Bull Leipzig have recovered strongly. The German side have played four league games since the Round of 16 tie, winning all four in the process. 

With eleven goals scored and just two conceded, Julian Nagelsmann's side look ready to cause an upset against an out of form Liverpool. Here's a look at their past four games.

A Convincing Win in Berlin

Four days after the defeat to Jürgen Klopp's side, Leipzig were challenged with the task of heading to Germany's capital. Here they faced a struggling Hertha Berlin, and despite an open game, won convincingly.

The East Germans got back on track thanks to a wonder goal from Marcel Sabitzer and strikes from Nordi Mukiele & Willi Orban. The captain's opener in this game should serve as a warning to Liverpool's defence to not allow him time and space from outside the box.

A Thriller Against Borussia Mönchengladbach

Next up was a thriller at home against Monchengladbach. This game potentially serves as the biggest warning for Klopp and his side. 

Marco Rose's team started the game like a house on fire. A penalty in the opening ten minutes and a Marcus Thuram goal in the 19' had Die Borussen cruising towards victory.

Sørloth secures the win against Gladbach

Sørloth secures the win against Gladbach

Despite going into half time with a two goal deficit, Leipzig showed the mentality that Liverpool will need to be aware of in the second leg. Goals from Christopher Nkunku and Yussuf Poulsen saw the game heading for a draw as the seconds ticked away. 

Then, 93 minutes into the tie, summer signing (from Premier League side Crystal Palace) Alexander Sørloth rose above his defender at the back post to secure victory. It was a huge moment for the striker who has struggled to replace Timo Werner. It was an even bigger moment for Leipzig's season.

Cup Win vs. Wolfsburg

Despite the games coming thick and fast, Nagelsmann named a strong team in the DFP-Pokal quarter-finals. This paid off for the young German manager, as Leipzig progressed closer to a first ever piece of major silverware. 

The first half was a tight affair, but goals from Poulsen and former Salzburg man Hee-Chan Hwang secured a semi-final place.

Leipzig Keeping Pace with Bayern Münich

Die Roten Bullen come into the game against Liverpool still alive in the Bundesliga title race. They are just two points behind the dominant force of Bayern. 

A convincing win away to Freiburg has the club dreaming of making history by winning the top title in Germany despite forming just eleven years ago. 

Can Leipzig win their first Bundesliga title?

Can Leipzig win their first Bundesliga title?

This was a dominant performance, with goals from Nkunku, Sørloth & Emil Forsberg securing the victory. With captain and midfield force Sabitzer seemingly back after injury and four wins on the bounce, the German side will be more than up for this one.

The contrasting form of the two sides is a worry for the Reds. With a two goal advantage, all the pressure is on Liverpool. Leipzig are an attacking force and with the pressure off, it could work to their advantage as they look to cause an upset.