UEFA Champions League

Young Boys vs RB Leipzig, 2023-24 UEFA Champions League, Group Stage

· UEFA Champions League
  • 33': Meschack Elia
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1 - 3
  • 3': Mohamed Simakan
  • 73': Xaver Schlager
  • 90'+2': Benjamin Sesko

RB Leipzig pull away from Young Boys in Champions League opener

RB Leipzig substitute Benjamin Šeško scored late to seal a 3-1 win at Swiss champion Young Boys in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.

Match Commentary

  • 0': Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
  • 0': First Half begins.
  • 1': Attempt missed. Loïs Openda (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Xavi Simons.
  • 2': Attempt missed. Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Loïs Openda.
  • 2': Foul by Loïs Openda (RB Leipzig).
  • 2': Ulisses Garcia (Young Boys) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 2': Attempt saved. Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Xaver Schlager.
  • 2': Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Anthony Racioppi.
  • 3': Goal! Young Boys 0, RB Leipzig 1. Mohamed Simakan (RB Leipzig) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Raum with a cross following a corner.
  • 5': Foul by Cheikh Niasse (Young Boys).
  • 5': Xaver Schlager (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 5': Foul by Mohamed Ali Camara (Young Boys).
  • 5': Loïs Openda (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 6': Benjamin Henrichs (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 6': Foul by Cedric Itten (Young Boys).
  • 8': Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Aurèle Amenda.
  • 11': Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Aurèle Amenda.
  • 12': Attempt missed. Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Xavi Simons with a cross following a corner.
  • 13': Attempt missed. Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Kampl following a fast break.
  • 13': Attempt blocked. Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 15': Cheikh Niasse (Young Boys) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 15': Foul by Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).
  • 16': Cheikh Niasse (Young Boys) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 16': Foul by Xaver Schlager (RB Leipzig).
  • 19': Corner, Young Boys. Conceded by Castello Lukeba.
  • 20': Attempt missed. Ulisses Garcia (Young Boys) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Filip Ugrinic following a corner.
  • 22': Cedric Itten (Young Boys) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 22': Foul by Mohamed Simakan (RB Leipzig).
  • 24': Benjamin Henrichs (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 24': Foul by Cedric Itten (Young Boys).
  • 25': Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Filip Ugrinic.
  • 27': Delay in match because of an injury Loïs Openda (RB Leipzig).
  • 28': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 29': Attempt missed. Benjamin Henrichs (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Xavi Simons.
  • 32': Attempt missed. Sandro Lauper (Young Boys) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Saidy Janko.
  • 33': Goal! Young Boys 1, RB Leipzig 1. Meschack Elia (Young Boys) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Filip Ugrinic.
  • 38': Attempt blocked. Filip Ugrinic (Young Boys) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sandro Lauper.
  • 38': Corner, Young Boys. Conceded by Xaver Schlager.
  • 41': Offside, Young Boys. Anthony Racioppi tries a through ball, but Meschack Elia is caught offside.
  • 45': Foul by Loris Benito (Young Boys).
  • 45': Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45': Loris Benito (Young Boys) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45': Delay in match because of an injury Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig).
  • 45'+1': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 45'+3': First Half ends, Young Boys 1, RB Leipzig 1.
  • 45': Second Half begins Young Boys 1, RB Leipzig 1.
  • 46': Hand ball by Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).
  • 48': Attempt saved. Loïs Openda (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Xaver Schlager.
  • 48': Attempt saved. Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 48': Attempt blocked. Loïs Openda (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.
  • 48': Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Mohamed Ali Camara.
  • 48': Attempt missed. Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by David Raum with a cross following a corner.
  • 50': Attempt missed. Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kevin Kampl.
  • 50': Cheikh Niasse (Young Boys) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50': Foul by Kevin Kampl (RB Leipzig).
  • 52': Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.
  • 54': VAR Decision: No Penalty RB Leipzig.
  • 55': Kevin Kampl (RB Leipzig) is shown the yellow card.
  • 58': Offside, RB Leipzig. Xaver Schlager tries a through ball, but Loïs Openda is caught offside.
  • 59': Filip Ugrinic (Young Boys) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 59': Foul by Xaver Schlager (RB Leipzig).
  • 60': Attempt blocked. Loïs Openda (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Xaver Schlager.
  • 60': Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Loris Benito.
  • 61': Benjamin Henrichs (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 61': Foul by Cheikh Niasse (Young Boys).
  • 61': Foul by Sandro Lauper (Young Boys).
  • 61': Kevin Kampl (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 61': Sandro Lauper (Young Boys) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 62': Attempt saved. Loïs Openda (RB Leipzig) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Raum with a cross.
  • 62': Hand ball by Castello Lukeba (RB Leipzig).
  • 64': Offside, Young Boys. Mohamed Ali Camara tries a through ball, but Meschack Elia is caught offside.
  • 64': Substitution, RB Leipzig. Benjamin Sesko replaces Yussuf Poulsen.
  • 65': Attempt blocked. Cedric Itten (Young Boys) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Meschack Elia with a cross.
  • 65': Hand ball by Loïs Openda (RB Leipzig).
  • 66': Attempt missed. Meschack Elia (Young Boys) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 66': Foul by Cheikh Niasse (Young Boys).
  • 66': Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 67': Offside, RB Leipzig. David Raum tries a through ball, but Benjamin Sesko is caught offside.
  • 67': Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig) is shown the yellow card.
  • 69': Benjamin Henrichs (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 69': Foul by Ulisses Garcia (Young Boys).
  • 69': Substitution, Young Boys. Lewin Blum replaces Saidy Janko.
  • 69': Substitution, Young Boys. Silvere Ganvoula replaces Cedric Itten.
  • 72': Attempt blocked. Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Emil Forsberg.
  • 72': Attempt saved. Silvere Ganvoula (Young Boys) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Meschack Elia.
  • 72': Offside, Young Boys. Silvere Ganvoula tries a through ball, but Meschack Elia is caught offside.
  • 73': Attempt saved. Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Kampl.
  • 73': Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Anthony Racioppi.
  • 73': Goal! Young Boys 1, RB Leipzig 2. Xaver Schlager (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Kampl following a corner.
  • 75': Attempt blocked. Benjamin Sesko (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Xavi Simons.
  • 75': Attempt missed. Loïs Openda (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
  • 76': Foul by Lewin Blum (Young Boys).
  • 76': Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 76': Lewin Blum (Young Boys) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 77': Substitution, Young Boys. Darian Males replaces Sandro Lauper.
  • 77': Substitution, Young Boys. Noah Persson replaces Ulisses Garcia.
  • 79': Darian Males (Young Boys) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 79': Foul by Benjamin Sesko (RB Leipzig).
  • 79': Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) is shown the yellow card.
  • 79': Substitution, RB Leipzig. Christoph Baumgartner replaces Emil Forsberg.
  • 82': Corner, Young Boys. Conceded by Mohamed Simakan.
  • 83': Foul by Lewin Blum (Young Boys).
  • 83': Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 84': Foul by Xaver Schlager (RB Leipzig).
  • 84': Meschack Elia (Young Boys) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85': Substitution, Young Boys. Jean-Pierre Nsame replaces Cheikh Niasse.
  • 87': Offside, RB Leipzig. David Raum tries a through ball, but Benjamin Sesko is caught offside.
  • 88': Substitution, RB Leipzig. Christopher Lenz replaces Loïs Openda.
  • 88': Substitution, RB Leipzig. Timo Werner replaces Xavi Simons.
  • 90': Foul by Mohamed Simakan (RB Leipzig).
  • 90': Meschack Elia (Young Boys) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90': Mohamed Simakan (RB Leipzig) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+1': Attempt saved. Aurèle Amenda (Young Boys) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Noah Persson with a cross.
  • 90'+1': Christoph Baumgartner (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+1': Foul by Aurèle Amenda (Young Boys).
  • 90'+2': Goal! Young Boys 1, RB Leipzig 3. Benjamin Sesko (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Benjamin Henrichs with a through ball following a fast break.
  • 90'+5': Second Half ends, Young Boys 1, RB Leipzig 3.
  • 0': Match ends, Young Boys 1, RB Leipzig 3.

Statistics

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12 Fouls 13
3 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
3 Offsides 3
3 Corner Kicks 7
5 Saves 2
55.1 Possession 44.9
8 SHOTS 21
3 ON GOAL 9
0.4 On Target % 0.4
0 Penalty Goals 0
0 Penalty Kicks Taken 0
409 Accurate Passes 319
502 Passes 406
0.8 Pass Completion % 0.8
4 Accurate Crosses 5
16 Crosses 15
0.3 Cross % 0.3
68 Long Balls 43
38 Accurate Long Balls 19
0.6 Long Balls % 0.4
2 Blocked Shots 4
5 Effective Tackles 16
7 Tackles 22
0.7 Tackle % 0.7
14 Interceptions 6
12 Effective Clearances 14
12 Clearances 14

Game Information

Competition: UEFA Champions League

Venue: Wankdorf
Location: Bern, Switzerland
Attendance: 31,500

Line-Ups

YB Young Boys (5-3-2)

No. Name
1 Anthony Racioppi (GK)
13 Ali Mohamed
23 Loris Benito Yellow Card
4 Aurèle Amenda
21 Ulisses Garcia
17 Saidy Janko
30 Sandro Lauper Yellow Card
7 Filip Ugrinic
20 Cheikh Niasse
15 Meschack Elia
9 Cedric Itten

RBL RB Leipzig (4-4-2)

No. Name
21 Janis Blaswich (GK)
23 Castello Lukeba
2 Mohamed Simakan
22 David Raum
39 Benjamin Henrichs
44 Kevin Kampl Yellow Card
24 Xaver Schlager
10 Emil Forsberg Yellow Card
20 Xavi Simons Yellow Card
9 Yussuf Poulsen
17 Loïs Openda

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