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RB Leipzig - Real Madrid summary: score, goals and highlights, Champions League 2022/23

Joe Brennan
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - OCTOBER 25: Eden Hazard and players of Real Madrid react after Timo Werner of RB Leipzig ( not pictured ) scores their side's third goal during the UEFA Champions League group F match between RB Leipzig and Real Madrid at Red Bull Arena on October 25, 2022 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid: how it happened

Match report: Leipzig outclassed and outran the Champions

RB Leipzig were relentless, they didn't stop for a second and choked Madrid form the first whistle. Perhaps the absentees could have made a difference but all the credit has to go to Rose's side

Carlo Ancelotti's side never really got going and weren't given the slightest breather all game. Vinicius tried his best had some bright moments, but ultimately Timo Werner's finish was enough to see the race for top spot go down to the last day.

That defeat ends Madrid's unbeaten run for the season. 

Courtois isn't holding back

"We came out asleep, with no intensity or aggression. You can't do that."

A bright spot in a dark evening for Madrid

For those looking for positives, OptaJose have got you covered:

Lucas speaks to the cameras

"This is the Champions League and the best teams are here. Leipzig showed that tonight" said the Real Madrid defender.

Leipzig Twitter having fun tonight. And rightly so.

Don't think the slogan will catch on, mind you. 

Full time! Leipzig 3-2 Real Madrid


Goal! 3-2!

The Brazilian sends the goalkeeper the wrong way. That might be it in terms of time though...


Rodrygo steps up...


Penalty? Yes! Rodrygo tripped in the box... they couldn't, could they?


Three minutes added on. 


More changes for RB Leipzig: Henrichs comes on for Simakan 


Olmo shoots close!

Courtois had to stretch his full 6-metre long body to make sure that wasn't heading in. Olmo had found space down Madrid's right (they're leaky from all sides today) and whipped one wide.


I don't know who has more variety, the RB Leipzig players or their fans: the crowd has gone from swaying to coordinated jumping now and it looks fantastic. Bravo.


Kampl on, Haidara off.

Great game from the midfielder today. 


Goooool!! Werner makes it three!

Werner darts away from Militão as Simakan makes a great run forward down the right wing.

The German anticipates the ball to the far post as as the Madrid defence get sucked in and he taps it in to (surely) send Madrid home with their unbeaten run broken.

Leipzig 3-1 Madrid


That should have been the equaliser from Vini!

Hazard spins well and works it out wide to Asensio; Vinicius stabs the cross an inch wide of the post.


Interesting move as Kroos comes off for Eden Hazard. 

Let's see if the Belgian can add to his tally of, erm, one goal this season.


I'll be honest, I didn't think the craziness from Leipzig would last this long, but they have not given Madrid a moment to breathe tonight. 


Leipzig come close again! Werner slices the ball just wide after typically good movement from the striker.


Ancelotti moves his pieces, bringing on Carvajal and Alaba. Lucas and Nacho off.


Time for changes: Olmo, Werner and Diallo on.

Forsberg, Silva and Raum come off.


An attempt from Madrid at building up down the right comes to nothing as Lucas / Asensio combination can't find a way through the block RB Leipzig have formed.


Timo Werner looks like he's being prepared to come on...


Leipzig's attempts at getting past Madrid are so varied: they are comfortable to go long over the top, play through the lines or send the ball out wide to be fired into the box.

Marco Rose is surely going to be happy with his team so far.


The 45,000 fans are swaying in the stands and the whole atmosphere is absolutely immense. The players are definitely being rewarded for their performance tonight.


Madrid go long from Militão and get in behind but the cross goes nowehere.

Leipzig immediately counter at lightning pace (obviously) but decide to work the ball back to slow the game down. And we thank them for that. 


Given the crazy energy levels of this game, I'm quite proud to have only made one terrible attempt at a fizzy drink pun so far. But there's still time yet.


Chance! Tchouameni shoots after a fantastic tackle to win the ball near halfway.

End to end play as RB Leipzig immediately fire the ball over the defence but Thibaut sweeps up nicely.


Chance! Nkunku twists and turns and fires one close! Madrid all of a sudden on the ropes again. 


Lucas booked for a trip on goal scorer Gvardiol


Madrid perhaps showing signs of life: some nice passing from them in midfield - Camavinga especially - allows them to progress and at least imagine having a shot on goal

Peep! Second half is on; Madrid with it all to do if they want anything from this game

Madrid back out on the pitch. No changes.  

Leipzig also heading out for the second half with the same eleven.  

Teams should be out soon - let's see if Ancelotti has made any changes.

Half time scores around Europe

Things aren't going well for Shakhtar: not only are Leipzig winning, but they are behind at Celtic Park.

I guess they're right...

If any team in Europe knows its way around a comeback, it's this lot.

Madrid still have hope

And, breathe... 

I feel like I've just been under 45 minutes of RB pressing myself!

The hosts have made life impossible so far for Madrid, who have had to feed off scraps until Vinicius Jr. gave them a chance of a comeback with a fine header.

Nkunku has been pulling the strings but the game has been made a hellish experience by all eleven Leipzig players, who have forced Madrid to work hard for even the slightest chance. 

Half time! RB Leipzig 2-1 Real Madrid


GOAL! Vinicius header!

Asensio puts a lovely cross in and Vinicius does his best Benzema impression as he directs a header past Blaswich from the penalty spot.


A shot on target for Real Madrid! Vinicius hits a tame effort towards Blaswich.

An easy save but Madrid should just be content with the fact they created something. 


Big chance for the home side!

Kroos loses the ball and Szoboszlai slides it just wide. Courtois was rooted to the spot. 


Nkunku running the show tonight, showing us some sublime ball control to avoid the tackle. A fantastic player.


Chance for Vini! Goalkeeper saves again.

Kross swung in a corner and Vinicius hit a ferocious volley as it fell to him. 

Better from Madrid.


Chance! Rodrygo with a close effort to the near post! Saved by the keeper


Camavinga finds a way to break the press but loses the ball in the box. And it's back with RB Leipzig, again.


If the crowd weren't singing so loudly, we might be able to hear the chuckles of the RB Leipzig players as they effortlessly pass around Real Madrid's attempt at a high press


In another positive move from the hosts, Forsberg squeezes himself inside that invisible pocket between Lucas and Nacho, but this time watches the ball bounce loose


First shot of the night for Vini, who (sort of) gets in behind the defence and smacks a shot high and wide. Frustration showing.


Longest spell on the ball so far for Madrid. They've switched the play a couple of times from left to right but still look to be going nowhere.


Madrid still struggling to create

Kroos is dropping back to look to send the ball to a teammate but that's only inviting more pressure from the home side.

Those injuries for Madrid look to have caused pretty huge holes in the team.


Two nil!

Nkunku with a fantastic strike after a free-kick is worked short. Madrid shell-shocked and the striker takes advantage of Tchouameni's slow reactions inside the box 


And another!

More chances for RB Leipzig as Haidara makes Courtois do Courtois things and pull off an absolutely great save


Goal! Gvardiol! 1-0 Leipzig!

Gvardiol is the fastest to react after the corner is put in and the hosts have to react if they are to claim top spot in the group


Everyone's very fired up

Leipzig's press is really stifling Madrid at the moment.

The European champions are looking to switch the play and find a moment to break the lines but the German side are swarming over them.


It's shaping up to a lively affair; energy levels are high for both sides.

Ancelotti applauding his team but also pacing nervously up and down the touchline. 


Leipzig looking good so far, both in and out of possession

Leipzig moving the ball well and progressing down Madrid's left side. They almost got in behind the defence but Silva didn't quite read the pass.


Sorry about that joke there. Real Madrid biting back now and come very close from a Tchouameni header. Marco Asensio with a very dangerous-looking cross.


It looks like a 4-2-2-2 from RB Leipzig here as they press Real Madrid like mad. They've definitely had sort of some pre-match power drink...


Leipzig come flying out and have already tested Real Madrid! Nkunku gets on the end of a scramble and Courtois saves from close range after great work from Forsberg. 

And we're off!

Remember, if you want some pictures to go with my words, check out Paramount's live coverage of the game.

A minute for Mateschitz

Before we begin, the stadium applauds in memory of Red Bull's co-founder, Dietrich Mateschitz, who sadly passed away on Saturday

Ready to go...

Everything's in order: the players are out, the big UCL logo is flapping in the middle of the pitch and the anthem has just begun to ring out across the ground - let's go!

Fans in full voice as players enter the tunnel

There's scarf waving from all four sides of the stadium as the crowd prepares for the players to come out of the tunnel - the RB Arena is rocking 

Not long to go now...

15 minutes to go until kick-off. Real Madrid are finishing the warmup and then they'll be in the changing room for Ancelotti's team talk.

The RB Arena looking lovely

It's not quite full just yet, but what a beautiful stadium. 

The referee (probably) loves great goals

Tonight's man with the whistle is Italian Daniele Orsato.

He has been the referee for two matches during this UCL campaign: Eintracht Frankfurt 0-0 Spurs and Manchester City 2-1 Dortmund (the one with *that* Haaland goal).

Ancelotti gives team news

Thanks, Carlo. I've had over an hour to study his line up and now it turns out Rudiger is the left-back and Nacho is paired with Militão *eye roll emoji*.

The birthday boy!

Dominic Szoboszlai turns 22 today. The normal thing would be to make a 'will he get a present today?' comment, but I won't. 

Marco's time to shine?

Diario AS went with the headline 'Finally Asensio' this morning. The Spaniard has not featured heavily this season, with his longest time on the pitch actually being against RB Leipzig back in September - just 26 minutes!

Celtic looking to upset Shakhtar

The other match in Group F tonight is Celtic vs Shakhtar, where the Scottish side will look to regain some pride after a disappointing European adventure so far.

Marco Rose chooses RB Leipzig stars

Nkunku only managed half an hour in the 3-3 draw vs Augsburg - where Leipzig came back from 3-0 down - but he's been chosen tonight by the manager to play alongside (or maybe in behind) Silva

Spaniard Dani Olmo only makes the bench this evening after he wasn't declared fit by Rose to play for the full 90 minutes.

RB Leipzig starting XI

RB Leipzig starting XI: Blaswich; Simakan, Orban, Gvardiol, Raum; Haidara, Schlager, Szoboszlai, Forsberg, Nkunku; Silva

Madrid without main marksman

Fede Valverde has been forced to sit tonight's match out due to an injury he picked up in the last game against Sevilla.

As Opta show below, a lot of Madrid's threat this season has come from outside the box, with the Uruguayan the reason behind a number of them so far. 

The away dressing room is all set!

Carlo's typical calmness means we have the Madrid XI super early and as we can see, Los Blancos are going to be in black tonight. 

Real Madrid's starting XI

Real Madrid starting XI: Courtois; Lucas, Rüdiger, Militão, Nacho; Tchouameni, Kroos, Camavinga; Asensio, Rodrygo, Vini Jr.

RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid live: welcome!

Hello everyone and welcome to the RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid live feed.

It's Joe here and I'll be on hand to tell you about tonight's clash.

Leipzig welcome Real Madrid to the RB Arena in a match that could see the current holders clinch top spot - they just need one more point to make it through as group winners. 

Match day 5 in the Champions League promises to be extremely exciting everywhere you look and despite some injury setbacks for both sides in the run-up to this fixture, we're no doubt still in for a treat.


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