The draw with Eintracht in the last round ruined the chances of Leipzig in the race for the German champion. Now, nothing depends on them anymore, because they have four points less than the leader Bayern, whom they welcome immediately after the upcoming national team break.
It was supposed to be a duel with the champion's taste, but as things stand, the Bavarian giant has an advantage that will be hard to drop. However, RB Leipzig has nothing left but to continue the war, and the next battle is already tonight at the opening of the 26th round of the Bundesliga away to Bielefeld (20.30).
Armenia prepared the biggest surprise of last week's round. The Blues had a difficult away game in Leverkusen last week, but Bayer is far from unbeatable after moving to 2021, which was also shown by the team from Bielefeld.
Armenia is on the wings of the Japanese tandem Doan - Okugawa directed a great match, which ended a series of seven matches without a victory. Frank Kramer's boys were defeated five times. One of the heroes is the goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, who provided an excellent game, with several crucial saves.
On the club's social networks, Ortega, who is allegedly in the sphere of interest of Bayern Munich, has already been renamed "Airtega" Bielefeld jumped to a safe 15th place at the table after the Bay Arena.
They have 22 points after 25 games played, one more than the endangered Hertha and Mainz, or 12 more than Schalke 04. Coach Frank Kramer doesn't have much reason to change the starting 11 tonight.
RB Leipzig must win
RB Leipzig, we have already said, suffered a costly loss of points last week against Eintracht in the fight for the German throne.
The Bulls had just come close to Bayern by two points but have now returned to a four-step minus. Such mistakes probably suggest that the second place this season is the most realistic for the team of coach Julian Nagelsmann.
In order to have another chance in the league, the second game of the season against Bayern will have to be won. But before that happens, Bielefeld must be defeated first. Leipzig can rely on good recent away results in the league.
The club from Saxony had three celebrations with 3: 0 on the side against Schalke, Hertha, and Freiburg. De Medina, Edmundsson, Laursen, and Yabo are out of action in the host camp, while Angelino, Laimer, Szoboszlai, and Upamecano will definitely not play for the guests.