Home NEWS 1. FC Union Berlin 0-3 RB Leipzig (Sep 3, 2023) Game Analysis

1. FC Union Berlin 0-3 RB Leipzig (Sep 3, 2023) Game Analysis

RB Leipzig struck three times in a strong second-half performance to ease past 10-man Union Berlin 3-0 on Sunday and snap their opponents’ club record unbeaten run at home.

Substitute Benjamin Sesko scored twice in two minutes late in the game after Xavi Simons had put them in front in the 51st with a spectacular drive.

It was Union’s first home loss after 24 league matches without defeat at the Alte Foersterei stadium against a side that will also compete in this season’s Champions League group stage.

In a low key first half both clubs had a chance apiece but it was not until the 51st minute that one side broke the deadlock with Simons finding enough space on the edge of the box to fire an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

Xavi Simons celebrates his goal for RB Leipzig with teammate Kevin Kampl.

Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images

It got even worse for the hosts in the 64th when Kevin Volland was sent off with a straight red for a foul on Mohamed Simakan.

Dani Olmo almost got another goal but his curling drive towards the top corner was spectacularly palmed over the bar by keeper Frederik Ronnow.

With Union out to find an equaliser it was only a matter of time before Leipzig scored again and they did with Slovenian Sesko breaking clear to latch onto a superb Simons pass in the 85th.

He headed in their third goal two minutes later to complete the win that lifted Leipzig to six points.

Union are also on six, three behind Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusenwho have won all three of their opening league matches.

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