After 802 days, ralf rangnick celebrated a convincing comeback as coach of rb leipzig. The saxons kicked off their miserable european league qualifying campaign with a clear 4-0 (2-0) win over the overmatched swedes from BK hacken in the summer heat.
RB thus has a good cushion going into the second leg in a week’s time in goteborg. If the team advances, rangnick’s team will meet in the third qualifying round on 9. And 16. Early august at CS universitatea craiova from romania.
In front of 18 126 spectators, bruma (35.), newcomer matheus cunha (38.), kevin kampl (50.) and jean-kevin augustin (84.) the goals for the favorite, which is only two and a half weeks into the preseason. Stefan ilsanker received eight yellow cards in the 81st minute from the extremely petty referee aleksandar stavrev from macedonia, who did not give out any unfair signals. Minute the yellow-red card.
"For the fact that we are only two weeks in training, that was already really good. The game was harder than the result suggests. The attitude and mentality were very good," said rangnick. He particularly praised the defense, which hardly allowed anything to happen. "It was sovereign. We have already worked quite well with the ball and against the ball. But there’s still a lot to do," said midfielder diego demme.
Rangnick put the first compulsory duel under the motto "international test match. And in the end it was not more for RB. The swedish league’s tenth-placed team proved to be uncompetitive. Only in the first few minutes did hacken have offensive action in temperatures of 42 degrees on the field. However, these were not dangerous.
But it took RB half an hour to get into the game, too. Although there had already been a. And 12. Minute opportunities for an early lead, but these came from errors in the hacken defense, for which the leipzig attackers were not prepared.
The drink break after 30 minutes RB coach ralf rangnick used for a few corrections, which immediately bore fruit. First kampl served with a pass into the deep bruma, who could push in from close range. And then striker and newcomer cunha scored – as befits a brazilian – with an artistic shot from the edge of the penalty area into the corner.
After the change, leipzig’s dominance increased even more, hacken could hardly get over the center line. A counterattack, initiated by bruma and completed by kampl, sealed the swedes’ defeat early on. Afterwards RB had further chances. In view of the temperatures, however, they took tempo out of the game.
Particularly conspicuous acted until his substitution in 68. Minute left defender marcelo saracchi. The newcomer from uruguay was always on axis as a left defender, disrupted the swedes at an early stage and caused confusion in the gaste defense with his predominantly flat entries.
On friday RB travels to the training camp in the austrian seefeld. Then the world cup participants timo werner, yussuf poulsen and emil forsberg will be back as well. They returned from vacation and completed a performance diagnostic test. At the ruckspiel on 2. August in goteborg they will probably not yet be part of the lineup. In view of the clear success in the first leg, rangnick also wants to do without players who are injured or exhausted after the hard training sessions.