Paris vs RB Leipzig

RasenBallsport Leipzig in brief

RasenBallsport Leizpig is a German football club based in Leipzig, Saxony, in the east of the country. It was founded on May 19th, 2009, at the instigation of Red Bull GmbH, the famous energy drink brand. For its first Bundesliga appearance in the 2016-17 season, the club finished in a surprising 2nd place behind Bayern Munchen.

The team is coached by Julian Nagelsmann since 2019, former coach of Honnenheim between 2016 and 2019. On September 19th, 2018, against Chakhtar Donetsk, he became the youngest coach to participate into a Champions League match.

At the end of the 2019-20 season, the club finished in 3rd place in the Bundesliga, with the 2nd best defence and 3rd best attack in the championship. The White and Red also had their best Champions League campaign that same season, reaching the semi-finals against Paris Saint-Germain, and after having eliminated José Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur and Diego Siemone's Atletico de Madrid.

The club was defeated in the 2019 German Cup final against Bayern Munchen.

The encounters

4 matchs joués

D4 - Champions League 20/21
November 24th, 2020
D3 - Champions League 20/21
November 4th, 2020
Semi-Final - Champions League19/20
August 18th, 2020

The Parisians against Leipzig

After having eliminated Atletico de Madrid, the RB Leipzig was defeated by Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals of the Champions League, on August 18th, 2020, in Lisboa.

Following the draw made on October 1st, 2020, by Didier Drogba and Florent Malouda, the two teams will compete within Group H of the Champions League, alongside Manchester United and Istanbul Başakşehir. On November 4th, 2020, the Red and Blue have been defeated 2 - 1 at Red Bull Arena. After Di Maria opening score, Nkunku and Sabitzer gave victory to the Nagelsmann's players. On November 24th, 2020, the Parisians had defeated RB Leipzig 1 - 0 at Parc des Princes. The unique goal came from Neymar JR during first half on penalty.

Consecutive to its 2nd position within Group H behind Paris Saint-Germain, the RB Leipzig qualifying for the 2020-21 Champions League Round of 16, where they were facing Liverpool. Defeated 2 - 0 in Leipzig, and then 2 - 0 at Anfield, Nagelsmann's men did not repeat the last season performance, only defeated by Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals.

Former Parisian Nkunku scored his first goal against Paris on November 4th, 2020.

Players to follow


Angel Di Maria

Forward 14/02/1988
Argentinian footballer, Angel Di Maria made his professional debut in 2005 for Rosario Central. Two years later, at the U-20 World Cup, the player nicknamed "El Angelito" made his debut and signed for Benfica Lisbon the same year. Already highly regarded by Portuguese fans, his first hat-trick against Leixões in 2010 will earn him the headlines in the Portuguese sports press under the name "Magic Tri Maria". After being suspended in the quarter-final against Atalanta Bergame, he was focus on helping the Red and Blue to qualify for the Champions League, in a city he knows well.

Christopher Nkunku

Midfielder 14/11/1997
Christopher Nkunku is a French player who was trained at Paris Saint-Germain. Revealed during the 2015-16 edition of the Youth League, during which he will lead the team to the final, he made his professional debut on December 8th, 2015, against Shaktar Donetsk in the Champions League. Transferred to Red Bull Leipzig on July 18th, 2019, he made an XXL performance against Schalke 04 on February 22th, 2020, delivering 4 assists.

The Red Bull Arena

Inaugurated on November 17th, 2004, the Red Bull Arena, previously known as the Zentralstadion, is the official venue of the Red Bull Leipzig. With a capacity of almost 43,000 seats, it also hosted matches at the 2006 World Cup, including the France-South Korea and Argentina-Mexico matches.

In the 2019-20 season, Marcel Sabitzer's teammates won at home against Mainz (8-0), Cologne (4-1) and Tottenham Hotspur (3-0).

Am Sportforum
04105 Leipzig
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Practical information
Located on the edge of the Elsterbecken, in the Zentrum-Nordwest area of the city, the Red Bull Arena is accessible by public transport, in particular via the tram line, get off at the Sportforum stop. Parking is also available near the stadium at car parks P2 and Arena 2.