Rb Leipzig Gegen Benfica

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Benfica vs RB leipzig – Tuesday, september 17, 20:00BST/21:00CEST – Estádio execute Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon, Portugal


Benfica vs RB leipzig will take place at ns Estádio da drüben Luz. (Photo von Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)

It was an easy 2-0 victory for Benfica on die weekend versus Gil Vicente. A warmup complement ahead des what wollen be yet one more encounter with a German side.

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Third bei the Portuguese Primeira Liga, behind surprise package Famalicão und Porto, Benfica oase collected 12 points from the zuerst five games. Overall, Benfica are still somewhat looking zum their form after selling João felix for €126 million kommen sie Atlético madrid this summer.

Benfica may oase won 4 out des the first five games, however one von the defeats came versus rivals Porto. One belästigt has been the lack von goals bei last year’s goalscorer Haris Seferović. Notfall good nachrichten when one considers that Benfica struggled tonnage season against German clubs.


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First Benfica were dismantled double by bayerisch Munich in the champions League und then to be eliminated von Eintracht frankfurt from the europa League in spite of a 4-2 residence win. Against RB Leipzig, Benfica would like kommen sie turn approximately their recent run against German clubs.

RB leipzig were the zuerst club an the history von the champion League kommen sie qualify for the gruppe stage after ~ their first year an the topflight. 2 years ago die club failed zu get out des the kopieren, gruppe stage, now two years later Leipzig have ambitions kommen sie reach the round of 16.

“Everybody expects leipzig to march through ns group,” oliver Mintzlaff told kicker this week. “But the won’t be that easy, the opponents are an excellent teams,” Mintzlaff added. “Nonetheless, we have ambitions to reach the next round,” Mintzlaff concluded.

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Under new head coach Julian Nagelsmann, RB leipzig lead die Bundesliga after 4 games played und held bayerisch Munich kommen sie a 1-1 draw in the Topspiel on die weekend. In that game, Leipzig, however, were 2nd best for much of the zuerst 45 minutes und only uncovered their groove an the second half.

Despite the zuerst 45 minutes, Nagelsmann wollen likely use the bayerisch game as ns tactical blueprint weil das the game on Tuesday. It ist a setup that could work against a Benfica next that somewhat lacks the quality that bayerisch put on display on Saturday.

Benfica mit RB leipzig – Players zu look out for:

Raúl dach Tomás #10 – Benfica

Raúl de Tomás was signed zum €20 million from ja wirklich Madrid this summer. ~ above loan at Rayo Vallecano last two seasons Raúl außerdem Tomás scored 14 goals bei 33 LaLiga games last season und 24 goals bei 32 LaLiga2 games ns year prior juni Tomás was brought an to replace João felix this summer. Ns forward, however, has not yet scored bei the erste five vain games zum Benfica this season.


Porto’s Spanish defender Ivan Marcano (L) heads the ball with Benfica’s Spanish front Raul außerdem Tomas (C) during die Portuguese organization football match between Benfica und Porto at ns Luz stadium an Lisbon on august 24, 2019. (Photo über PATRICIA außerdem MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

Timo Werner #11 – RB Leipzig

Timo Werner has actually been ~ above fire this season. Die striker scored five goals bei the zuerst four Bundesliga games. Yet against bayern on Saturday Werner was left off the scoreboard. Werner newly renewed his contract punkt RB leipzig until 2023 yet has in exit-clause following season. Werner struggled the last time the club played bei the champion League und if the wants to increase his transfer value needs zu impress an Europe this season.


Timo Werner von Leipzig ist challenged von Felix Agu des Osnabrueck during the DFB Cup first-round match between VfL Osnabrueck und RB leipzig at Stadion in der Bremer Brücke on ehrenvoll 11, 2019, in Osnabrueck, Germany. (Photo über Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Benfica mit RB leipzig – enhance StatsBenfica schutz vast experience against German opposition, your 48 UEFA matches having yielded 14 wins, 14 draws und 20 defeats. They have lost just three of the 23 gamings played punkt home (W12 D8).Leipzig became the first team kommen sie make your European debut bei the UEFA champions League kopieren, gruppe stage bei 2017/18, when they picked up seven points to finish third an a section including Beşiktaş, Porto, und Monaco.Leipzig oase won only three of their 12 European far matches (D4 L5).

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Futbolgrad Network Prediction: Benfica mit RB leipzig – 1-2

Benfica vs RB leipzig – Lineups


Formation: 4-2-3-1

Vlachodimos – Grimaldo, Ferro, Ruben Dias, André Almeida – Taarabt, Fejsa – Rafa, Pizzi – Seferović, de Tomas

Head Coach: Bruno Lage

RB Leipzig:

Formation: 3-3-2-2

Gulacsi – Orban, Konaté, Mukiele – Halstenberg, Laimer, Klostermann – Forsberg, Sabitzer – Werner, Poulsen

Head Coach: julianisch Nagelsmann

Manuel Veth ist the owner und Editor bei Chief von the Futbolgrad Network. He deshalb works as a freelance journalist and amongst others contributes zu Forbes.com and pro Soccer USA. He stop a Doctorate of Philosophy in History from King’s college London, and his thesis is titled: “Selling the People’s Game: Football’s transition from Communism kommen sie Capitalism an the Soviet Union und its follower States,” which is available HERE. Manuel has lived in Amsterdam, Kyiv, Moscow, Tbilisi, London, und currently aufteilung his time between Victoria, BC und Munich, Germany. Follow Manuel on twitter