RB Leipzig kickstarts the new Bundesliga season with a home game against visiting Mainz 05 with Julian Nagelsmann eyeing his first win of the Bundesliga season after a blistering DFB Pokal cup first-round win over FC Nürnberg last week.
The Dierottenbullen saw top sides like Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund got all three points in their matches on Friday and Saturday.
The match information
Leipzig face Mainz 05 at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig with over 8,500 supporters allowed to attend the season’s opener.
Nagelsmann enters his second season as Leipzig coach, the youngest coach in the German first division.
The club started well with a crucial win the German Cup, beating FC Nürnberg to progress to the next round after an impressive Champions League performance last season which saw the club progress to the semi-final stages.
The manager will begin the new season without Timo Werner and Patrik Schick after the duo departed the club in the summer transfer window.
However, he is going to count on former Red Bull Salzburg hotshot Hwang Hee-Chan and Dani Olmo as well as Yussuf Poulsen and Emil Fosberg upfront.
Players out injured
Hartmann F.(Knee Injury)
Konate I.(Hip Injury)
Laimer K.(Knee Injury)
Novoa Ramos H.(Quarantine)
Players to watch
Yussuf Poulsen: Poulsen was very impressive during the cup game against FC Nürnberg. The attacker made several runs throughout the game to help his team with a well-deserved victory.
Hwang Hee-Chan: The South Korean sensation is expected to make his Bundesliga debut today against Mainz. He was also impressive during the cup game last weekend, scoring and providing an assist in the game.
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