Club Brugge vs RB Leipzig – Football Match Report – November 24, 2021
RB Leipzig scored four goals in a frenzied first-half performance and added one more after the break for a full 5-0 away win at Club Brugge on Wednesday that got them out of their way of Group A of the Champions League.
Leipzig is now in pole position to finish third in the standings and secure a place in the Europa League, ahead of its Belgian hosts.
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Emil Forsberg scored twice, including one from the penalty spot, with Christopher Nkunku and Andre Silva adding the other two for Leipzig in the opening 45 minutes.
Nkunku then got the fifth of stoppage time at the end of the second half.
It was Leipzig’s first group stage victory despite the absence of coach Jesse Marsch and first-choice captain and goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi, who tested positive for COVID-19 the day before the game.
They now have four points with Bruges but a better head-to-head record with the Belgians.
The Bundesliga side now need to make sure they at least or better match Brugge’s performance in their last group game on December 7 when they host Manchester City, if they are to remain third.
The Belgians will be absent from PSG at the same time.