The Saxons have the great opportunity to reach the final of the competition on May 18 at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville and to play the first title of club history.
Since last Thursday – the 1-0 win in the first leg in Leipzig – the chances of the final have at least not become worse. However, players and those responsible consider the advantage for RB as available, but not yet crucial. “The starting situation is so that we lead 1-0, but we need in Glasgow goals,” said coach Domenico Tedesco at the matchday press conference late Wednesday afternoon. In addition to the first leg result, the optimism of the RB coach also feeds the fact that the Leipzigers in the European League, which has been completed so far, also feeds their away games at Real Sociedad San Sebastian (3-1) and at Atalanta Bergamo (2-0) have won. “The away games were really good,” emphasized Tedesco, “For such away games you need good players and team unity.”
more offensive rangers offer Leipzig more freedom
The 36-year-old assumes that his team in Ibrox Park no longer has to expect a predominantly and massaged defending opponents. “The Rangers are two different teams at home and away,” he said, “they will play more aggressively.” In addition, Tedesco expects that two top performers of the Scottish master will be operational again on Thursday in the Aaron Ramsey (midfield) and Kemar Roofe (Sturm) struck in the first leg. A supposedly more offensive Rangers team also offers more freedom to Leipzigers than was the case in the first leg. And Tedesco sees this as an advantage for his team because: “If we have rooms, of course we are dangerous.”
The fact that RB had to accept the second Bundesliga defeat in a 1: 3 one after the other on Monday at Borussia Mönchengladbach. “But I can assure you that the topic is ticked off,” he added. If it is after him and also after midfielder Konrad Laimer, the importance of the game and the backdrop should rather inspire the RB professionals. “We play a Europa League semi -final, we should also enjoy that,” said Laimer, “when we go out there, the hut will burn, but we will also burn. For such a kind, we have all become footballers.”
The Leipziger in Ibrox Park still have to do without Amadou Haidara. The 24 -year -old midfielder is in the construction training after surviving knee injury and could be back in the squad in the league game on Sunday evening against FC Augsburg (7.30pm, live! At Ramon Sanchez).