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Leipzig Beat Zenit to Close on Champions League Knockout


Mahmoud Al Assal

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 05:27 GMT

Germany Bundesliga team RB Leipzig got a leg in the UEFA Champions League last 16, claiming a 2-0 win away to Zenit Saint Petersburg on Tuesday November 5th.

Leipzig’s skipper Diego Demme opened the scoring one minute before the break. Marcel Sabitzer doubled the scoring in the 63rd minute to finish the game with 2-0 win for his side.

Tuesday’s victory leaves Leipzig in the driving seat of Group G with 9 points after playing four games. They won 2-1 over Benfica and 2-1 over Zenit Saint Petersburg away from home before losing 2-0 to French side Lyon.

Leipzig will officially book their place in the tournament’s knockout phase if they defeat their visitors Benfica in the next round of games on November 27th.

The German side scored an early goal 14 minutes after the start but it was denied by a VAR review that showed Christopher Nkunku had been guilty of a handball in the build-up.

During the injury time of the first half, Leipzig forward Demme went low into the bottom-left corner after a Sabitzer free-kick had been blocked by the Zenit wall.

Germany striker Timo Werner doubled Leipzig’s lead two minutes after his arrival to the pitch to finish the game with 2-0 win for his team.