Not even one like Domenico Tedesco was on top. The football teacher Einser graduates had to admit after somehow tedious 2: 2 in his first international game with RB Leipzig: “We were surprised that the opponent has defended so deeply.”

So deeply called: with a fifter defensive chain. And that made RB the football match in the Red Bull Arena quite difficult. A look at the home ligance of Real Sociedad in the Spanish league suggests that the spreadsheet of the Bundesliga in the second round of the intermediate round in the Europa League next Thursday in San Sebastian only threatens a re-grated opponent.

The balance that says a lot:

Not even the currently sovereign leaders of the Primera Division, no lower team as Real Madrid, in their own stadium defended their own goal so well. Eight goals made the leader in twelve play at home, San Sebastian just six. Hopes, however, is likely to make the Leipzigen on the way to the eighth place that the team of coach Imanol Alguacil himself achieved only nine gates in Estadio Anoeta.

The facts that give RB courage:

That RB picked up a residue twice, secured late the draw by the transformed penalmeter of substitute Emil Forsberg. That the team had initiated 69 attacks towards the goal of San Sebastian, 20 degrees and 64 percent ball possession – the statistical all sorts voted the Leipzig in the end optimistic about the trip to Spain in the coming week.

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“The first half is played and I’m very confident that we continue next Thursday,” said Konrad Laimer. “We will give everything there and come to the next round,” Prophade Kevin Kampl. And goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi knew how. “We have seen that we have a good chance if we play aggressive and intensively,” said the RB captain.

The key players who can be crucial:

A pleasure Tedesco very special. The substitute players proved to be a game of players and team operators. Above all Emil Forsberg. The Swede is getting stronger after his thigh injury. “I’m getting in slowly back again,” said the 30-year-old himself after he had cooled cool at the important penalty in the 82nd minute and safely transformed. And not only that. “He drives, he drives the team forward, stressed Tedesco.

The matter with the purchased Away Control:

On Sunday it goes away for RB away in the league near Hertha BSC, then in San Sebastian. The right is that the goals away in the Europapokal no longer count more than at home. Good for RB at the two hits of the Spaniards in Leipzig. So Gulacsi formulated before RB should be in San Sebastian: “Without this Afractor Rule, Real must play football at home.”