Leipzig took the cat to the water in this first round of the Europa League semifinals. He did it ‘in extremis’, in front of a very serious rangers in defensive duties. So much so that the goal came in a rejection of a corner and thanks to a extraordinary hitting of Angeliño, which with five minutes to go, decided the game and the tie in favor of the Teutons. However, Leipzig dominated the game based on possession but were very short of ideas when it came to finishing.
They were largely to blame Bassey and Goldsonthe pair of visiting central defenders, who dried up Laimer, Angeliño and Laimer in the first half and part of the second nkunku. It was the Frenchman who tried the most, having the clearest of the party: excellent pass from Dani Olmo to leave him alone in front of McGregor and he fails at an empty goal after dribbling him. Already in the final stretch, Tedesco’s block reached the Scottish goal more clearly but the goal came with a first volley and without letting it bounce from Angeliño coming out of a corner. A goal that points the way to Seville for the Germans, although passing through Scotland first. The final clash, in seven days.