Europa League - Group B
RB Leipzig2RB Salzburg3

RB Leipzig 2-3 Red Bull Salzburg: Austrian side win in first meeting

Salzburg's Marin Pongracic and Leipzig's Jean-Kevin Augustin
Both sides are sponsored by the energy drink company

Red Bull Salzburg beat RB Leipzig in the sides' first meeting - a thrilling Europa League Group B game.

Both clubs are linked with the drinks company but Uefa ruled they are distinct enough to compete in Europe.

Austrian champions Salzburg led 2-0 through Munas Dabbur and Amadou Haidara goals - both from bad defending.

Konrad Laimer and a Yussuf Poulsen header got Leipzig level, but Fredrik Gulbrandsen ran onto a Hannes Wolf flick-on for a late winner.

German side Leipzig named five former Salzburg players in their starting XI - including Laimer - but made three changes at half-time after a dreadful first-half performance.

They were founded in 2009 with backing from Red Bull and won four promotions in seven seasons, with the company buying Austria Salzburg in 2005 and renaming the club.

After both sides qualified for Europe last season, European football's governing body Uefa conducted a month-long investigation before allowing them to feature.

Each club made serious behind-the-scenes changes - with the company taking a step back at Salzburg, although it still sponsors both clubs.

Salzburg are known as FC Salzburg in European competition because of Uefa regulations, while German rules ban title sponsorship - hence why Leipzig are called RB, which stands for RasenBallsport - a made-up word which translates as Lawn Ball Sports.

The game was played at Leipzig's Red Bull Arena - also the name of Salzburg's home ground.

Celtic beat Rosenborg 1-0 in the group's other game.

Line-ups

RB Leipzig

  • 28Mvogo
  • 27Laimer
  • 5Upamecano
  • 6Konaté
  • 22MukieleSubstituted forHalstenbergat 45'minutes
  • 44Kampl
  • 13Ilsanker
  • 7Sabitzer
  • 20Santos Carneiro Da Cunha
  • 17Tué Na BangnaSubstituted forDemmeat 45'minutes
  • 29AugustinSubstituted forPoulsenat 45'minutesBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 1Gulácsi
  • 4Orban
  • 9Poulsen
  • 10Forsberg
  • 23Halstenberg
  • 31Demme
  • 40Majetschak

RB Salzburg

  • 33Walke
  • 22Lainer
  • 15Ramalho
  • 34PongracicBooked at 90mins
  • 17Ulmer
  • 8Samassekou
  • 4HaidaraBooked at 79mins
  • 42SchlagerBooked at 29minsSubstituted forJunuzovicat 86'minutes
  • 13Wolf
  • 9DabburSubstituted forGulbrandsenat 84'minutes
  • 7YaboSubstituted forMinaminoat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stankovic
  • 6Onguéné
  • 16Junuzovic
  • 18Minamino
  • 21Gulbrandsen
  • 45Mwepu
  • 55Todorovic
Referee:
Andreas Ekberg
Attendance:
24,057

Match Stats

Home TeamRB LeipzigAway TeamRB Salzburg
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away0
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, RB Leipzig 2, FC Red Bull Salzburg 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, RB Leipzig 2, FC Red Bull Salzburg 3.

Attempt missed. Stefan Ilsanker (RB Leipzig) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Marcel Halstenberg with a cross following a corner.

Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Marin Pongracic.

Booking

Marin Pongracic (FC Red Bull Salzburg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marin Pongracic (FC Red Bull Salzburg).

Foul by Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).

Zlatko Junuzovic (FC Red Bull Salzburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ibrahima Konaté (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Amadou Haidara (FC Red Bull Salzburg).

Goal!

Goal! RB Leipzig 2, FC Red Bull Salzburg 3. Fredrik Gulbrandsen (FC Red Bull Salzburg) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hannes Wolf following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Fredrik Gulbrandsen (FC Red Bull Salzburg) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Takumi Minamino.

Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marin Pongracic (FC Red Bull Salzburg).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Red Bull Salzburg. Zlatko Junuzovic replaces Xaver Schlager.

Booking

Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).

Takumi Minamino (FC Red Bull Salzburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ibrahima Konaté (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Amadou Haidara (FC Red Bull Salzburg).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Red Bull Salzburg. Fredrik Gulbrandsen replaces Munas Dabbur.

Goal!

Goal! RB Leipzig 2, FC Red Bull Salzburg 2. Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Kampl with a cross.

Attempt missed. Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Diego Demme.

Attempt saved. Matheus Cunha (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Kampl (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcel Halstenberg with a headed pass.

Booking

Amadou Haidara (FC Red Bull Salzburg) is shown the yellow card.

Diego Demme (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Amadou Haidara (FC Red Bull Salzburg).

Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Munas Dabbur (FC Red Bull Salzburg).

Attempt blocked. Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Diego Demme.

Ibrahima Konaté (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Takumi Minamino (FC Red Bull Salzburg).

Matheus Cunha (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diadie Samassekou (FC Red Bull Salzburg).

Foul by Kevin Kampl (RB Leipzig).

Takumi Minamino (FC Red Bull Salzburg) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ibrahima Konaté (RB Leipzig).

Xaver Schlager (FC Red Bull Salzburg) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

A

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1B Leverkusen11003213
2Zürich11001013
3Ludogorets100123-10
4AEK Larnaca100101-10

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Salzburg11003213
2Celtic11001013
3RB Leipzig100123-10
4Rosenborg100101-10

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Slavia Prague11001013
2Zenit St Petersburg10101101
3FC Copenhagen10101101
4Bordeaux100101-10

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dinamo Zagreb11004133
2Spartak Trnava11001013
3Anderlecht100101-10
4Fenerbahçe100114-30

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal11004223
2Sporting11002023
3Vorskla Poltava100124-20
4FK Qarabag100102-20

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1AC Milan11001013
2Olympiakos10100001
3Real Betis10100001
4F91 Dudelange100101-10

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rapid Vienna11002023
2Rangers10102201
3Villarreal10102201
4Spartak Moscow100102-20

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Frankfurt11002113
2Lazio11002113
3Apollon Limassol100112-10
4Marseille100112-10

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Besiktas11003123
2KRC Genk11002023
3Sarpsborg 08100113-20
4Malmö FF100102-20

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sevilla11005143
2FK Krasnodar11001013
3Akhisarspor100101-10
4Standard Liege100115-40

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rennes11002113
2FC Astana10102201
3Dynamo Kiev10102201
4FK Jablonec100112-10

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1BATE Borisov11002023
2Chelsea11001013
3PAOK Salonika100101-10
4MOL Vidi100102-20
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