The goalie came difficult for tours, RB Leipzig continued his performance series under Domenico Tedesco with luck.
At the home-strong VfL Bochum, the Saxons prevailed after 14 hits in four games “only” with 1: 0 (0: 0), but claimed their Champions League Square.
Under the new coach RB has lost only two of 13 competitive games only two.
The substitute Christopher Nkunku (82nd) scored the winner for the guests. Newcomer Bochum also lost the seventh duel against Leipzig and suffered a setback in the fight for the league with the third home of the season. However, the lead to a relegation place is further ten points.
“Bochum was an unpleasant opponent. Many teams have not won here. It was a close game. In the end we showed quality,” said RB-striker Yussuf Poulsen at “Dazn”.
RB Leipzig among the “Top 3 in Germany”
To the “Top 3 in Germany” VfL coach Thomas Rice had counted the Leipzig before the game. Before his colleague Tedesco took over the Saxony, RB was still behind Bochum.
In the meantime, the team under the former Schalke trainer in the Bundesliga again has the Champions League places in view, is in the DFB Cup quarterfinals and in the Europa League in the secondary final.
Compared to the 3-1 in San Sebastian in the European Cup, Tedesco rotated strongly: Immediately on seven positions, the 36-year-old changed the starting eleven. Also rice changed from the 1: 1 a week at the VFB Stuttgart four actors.
Tedesco and his team arrived a bit late at Castroper Straße: After an accident with the team bus, players took several major taxis in policies to the stadium. RB still had little start-up difficulties before 10,000 spectators and first determined the game. But the balls, which conquered the guests with high pressing, rarely came into the dangerous area in front of the Bochum Gate.
Bold VfL Bochum in halftime two strong
Best Leipzig official action was a sharp crossing of Angelino, who missed Dominik Szoboszlai, his header seconds later missed the goal (22nd). Bochum defended hard and concentrated, but initially made a little concluded in the offensive before the break.
At the sideline Tedesco put his winter coat off. The sun was warming more than the game of his team. After change, the coach saw significantly more offensive and bold Bochumers who came through Elvis Rexhbecaj (54th) and Milos Pantovic (56.) to the best opportunities of the game to date. VfL Captain Anthony Losilla hit the latte (70th) with a header, the substitute Christopher Antwi-Adjei the post (78th).
Leipzig was much more efficient. Nkunku used his first opportunity freezing.