RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt clashed in one of the most highly anticipated matchups of the Bundesliga weekend. Five points separated them before kick-off and both teams were looking for three points to cement their top four positions. RB Leipzig came into this match on the back of three straight wins with eight goals scored and none conceded, including a 4-0 demolition of Fortuna Dusseldorf. Eintracht Frankfurt came into this match with two draws and one win, including last week’s 1-1 draw against Borussia Dortmund.
The result would have long-term ramifications in securing European qualification. With both teams having played some scintillating football this season, this game promised to be packed with energetic football. This feature will break down the tactical aspects of RB Leipzig’s goalless draw against Eintracht Frankfurt but first, let’s assess the team selection.
Ralf Rangnick set up his side in a 3-4-1-2 formation to match Eintracht Frankfurt’s three-man defensive system. There were three changes to the Leipzig line up with Nordi Mukiele replacing the injured Ibrahima Konaté at centre-back. Stefan Illsanker replaced Tyler Adams and Matheus Cunha made way for the return of talismanic Timo Werner. Yussuf Poulsen was reunited with his strike partner and was looking to build on his 10-goal haul in the Bundesliga this season.
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