Champions League 2020
Champions League Results: Beat Istanbul 4-3, Leipzig Keep Spirit To Qualify
Nusapos, Sport- RB Leipzig are caring for hopes of qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League by beating Istanbul Basaksehir 4-3 at the Fatih Terim Stadium, Istanbul, Tuesday local time.
With this victory, Leipzig are currently in second place with nine points behind Manchester United due to a head to head defeat, according to official UEFA records.
Leipzig immediately pressed. Just three minutes later, a dangerous opportunity was created by Emil Forsberg, who got the chance to shoot in the penalty box but unfortunately went wide.
Likewise, Nordi Mukiele's header was too weak so that it was easily countered by Fehmi Gunok.
Leipzig completely controlled the game in the first 30 minutes and the hosts had a hard time developing the game.
Leipzig's opener came in the 26th minute. Marcel Sabitzer's hard kick from outside the penalty box hit Yussuf Poulsen's leg, who then changed direction and made goalkeeper Fehmi Gunok die.
Basaksehir just had a dangerous opportunity entering the 37th minute. Demba Ba's half volley in front of the goal mouth still touched Gulacsi's finger.
Shortly after that opportunity, Mukiele doubled the lead for Leipzig. A week at the level, it broke through the host's defensive line and was unable to be driven by Gunok.
At the end of the match, Basaksehir narrowed the gap. Kahveci struck a cross into the penalty box to produce a goal. The first half ended 2-1.
The second half remains under Leipzig's control. Two dangerous opportunities were created but Fehmi Gunok was equally good. He brushed Sabitzer's ball right in front of the goal mouth.
Leipzig's surging attack paid off in 66 minutes. Daniel Olmo successfully continued Tasende's bait in the penalty box.
Five minutes later, Kahveci came back from behind when his curling shot into the left corner of the net made it 3-2. Sabitzer almost widened the distance, unfortunately his shot from a tight angle hit Basaksehir's crossbar.
Kahveci scored his third goal in the 85th minute. His curling shot from set pieces kept the Leipzig goalkeeper from doing 3-3.
When the match was felt to be ending 3-3, the new signing Alexander Sorloth forced the hosts to submit to their own headquarters.
Here's the lineup of players:
Istanbul Basaksehir (4-4-1-1): Fehmi Günok; Martin Škrtel (Alexandru Epureanu), Ponck, Boli Bolingoli (Nacer Chadli), Rafael; Irfan Kahveci, Edin Visca (Victor de Paula), Berkay Ozcan (Mahmut Tekdemir), Deniz Turuc; Demba Ba; Fredrik Gulbrandsen (Enzo Chrivelli).
Coach: Bad Okan.
Leipzig (4-2-3-1): Peter Gulácsi; Upamecano, Ibrahima Konate, Jose Tasende, Nordi Mukiele; Amadou Haidara, Marcel Sabitzer; Daniel Olmo, Kevin Kampl (Tyler Adam), Emil Forsberg (Alexander Sorloth); Yussuf Poulsen.
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann.
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