After a bitter draw at Red Bull Arena against Freiburg, RB Leipzig returns to the Bundesliga with the option of regaining that third place with the defeat of Gladbach. Right now, the ‘bulls’ are out of Champions places. For the duel against Mainz, Nagelsmann will draw an eleven similar to the one he tied against Freiburg, although he will give Upamecano entry in the rear axle.
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RB Leipzig know that they have to improve in positional play and will have to bring out the punch of Werner, Sabitzer, Nkunku and company if they do not want to repeat the previous game, where the lack of definition made them two and a half points fight for the Bundesliga. With the two giants at the top, Leipzig must move up one more gear. He has no other choice.
Europe is two points away for a Schalke without Todibo
After the ruhr derby debacle against Dortmund, Schalke have no choice but to rise up against an opponent who is playing relegation. Wagner’s men are only two points away from European positions. They will play without Harit or Todibo, injured.
Colonia want to keep the streak of the second round
Despite the loss to the almighty Bayern, Cologne are making a brutal second half of the season. Against Düsseldorf, which is playing the descent, they will have a key duel to know if they can continue to look towards Europe.
Mainz: Müller; Baku, St. Juste, Niakhate, Aarón Martín; Barreiro, Kunde; Onisiwo, Boetius, Quaison; Mateta.
RB Leipzig: Gulacsi; Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg; Nkunku, Sabitzer, Laimer, Kampl, Angelino; Poulsen, Werner.
Schalke: Schubert; Kabak, Sane, Nastasic; Kenny, McKennie, Serdar, Oczipka; Caligiuri, Raman; Burgstaller.
Augsburg: Luthe; Framberger, Gouweleeuw, Jedvaj, Max; Khedira, Baier; Richter, Löwen, Vargas; Niederlechner.
Suburb: Horn; Ehizibue, Bornauw, Leistner, Katterbach; Skhiri, Hector; Kainz, Uth, Jakobs; Cordova.
Düsseldorf: Kastenmeier; Zanka, Hoffmann, Gießelmann; Zimmermann, Stöger, Morales, Berisha, Suttner; Karaman, Hennings.