Bundesliga: FC Union Berlin defeats RB Leipzig 2-1

BERLIN. FC Union Berlin overcame RB Leipzig to win 2-1.

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BERLIN. FC Union Berlin prevailed over RB Leipzig to win 2-1. It was FC Union Berlin to strike first with a goal of J. Siebatcheu at the 32′. Then S. Becker scored again for FC Union Berlin in the 39′ minute with a goal. Eventually, W. Orban reduced the distance for RB Leipzig with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​ RB Leipzig was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (74%).​

The match was played at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei stadium in Berlin on Saturday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. The referee was Deniz Aytekin who was helped by Christian Dietz and Dominik Schaal. The 4th official was Benjamin Cortus. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 20.1 degrees Celsius or 68.25 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 92%.​

Match Statistics

RB Leipzig was in firm control of the ball 74% while FC Union Berlin was struggling with a 26% ball possession.

RB Leipzig was more aggressive with 60 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 1 were on target. Still, FC Union Berlin managed to find the solution to win this encounter.​

FC Union Berlin shot 10 times, 2 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, RB Leipzig shot 16 times, 1 on target, 15 off target.


FC Union Berlin received 2 yellow cards (F. Ronnow and K. Behrens). On the opposite side, RB Leipzig received 1 yellow card (K. Kampl).

After playing this contest, FC Union Berlin has 4 points to occupy the 9th place in the table. while RB Leipzig stays with 2 points (11th).

Match Events

  • 30'

    K. Kampl

  • 32'

    J. Siebatcheu

  • 39'

    S. Becker

  • 46'

    M. Halstenberg

    J. Gvardiol

  • 50'

    F. Ronnow

  • 62'

    A. Haidara

    K. Kampl

  • 62'

    K. Behrens

    J. Siebatcheu

  • 65'

    K. Behrens

  • 71'

    A. Silva

    K. Laimer

  • 74'

    M. Thorsby

    J. Haberer

  • 74'

    G. Haraguchi

    A. Schafer

  • 74'

    S. Michel

    S. Becker

  • 78'

    E. Forsberg

    D. Olmo

  • 80'

    N. Giesselmann

    J. Ryerson

  • 83'

    W. Orban

Next match

In the upcoming Bundesliga match, FC Union Berlin will play away with Schalke 04 on the 27th of August with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of Schalke 04 (3 draws).

RB Leipzig will host VfL Wolfsburg on the 27th of August with a 4-3 head to head record in favor of RB Leipzig (5 draws).

FC Union Berlin: Formation and Lineups

FC Union Berlin started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

The manager Urs Fischer chose to play with the following team: Frederik Rønnow (6.5), Paul Jäckel (6.4), Robin Knoche (6.5), Diogo Leite (7.1), Christopher Trimmel (6.7), András Schäfer (7.0), Rani Khedira (6.9), Janik Haberer (6.9), Julian Ryerson (7.4), Sheraldo Becker (8.1) and Jordan Siebatcheu (8.2).


FC Union Berlin made 5 changes: J. Siebatcheu for K. Behrens (62′), J. Haberer for M. Thorsby (74′), A. Schafer for G. Haraguchi (74′), S. Becker for S. Michel (74′) and J. Ryerson for N. Giesselmann (80′).

Top player: Jordan Siebatcheu

The player who no doubt impressed FC Union Berlin the most was Jordan Siebatcheu.

His rating is (8.2) with 1 goal, 9 passes (44% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 16.

RB Leipzig: Formation and Lineups

RB Leipzig started with a 3-1-4-2 line-up (3-1-4-2).

On the opposite side, Domenico Tedesco played with: Janis Blaswich (5.9), Mohamed Simakan (7.2), Willi Orbán (7.9), Joško Gvardiol (6.6), Kevin Kampl (6.5), Benjamin Henrichs (6.5), Konrad Laimer (6.5), Dani Olmo (6.8), David Raum (7.1), Timo Werner (6.3) and Christopher Nkunku (6.7).


RB Leipzig made 4 changes: J. Gvardiol for M. Halstenberg (46′), K. Kampl for A. Haidara (62′), K. Laimer for A. Silva (71′) and D. Olmo for E. Forsberg (78′).

Top player: Willi Orbán

The player who no doubt impressed RB Leipzig the most was Willi Orbán.

His rating is (7.9) with 1 goal, 131 passes (93% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 16.

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