RB Leipzig remains on track in the fight for Champions League places. In the first match against his first Bundesliga coach Ralph Hasenhüttl The Saxons beat VfL Wolfsburg 3-0 (1-0) on Saturday. This means that RB remains in fourth place in the Bundesliga table, tied on points with Dortmund. Dani Olmo took the lead in the 13th minute in front of 45,858 spectators. Benjamin Sesko (68th) and Lois Openda (82nd) ​​increased.

Coach pink frame He made up for the loss of suspended national player David Raum without much rotation, simply placing Benjamin Henrichs at left back. Mohamed Simakan became the starter and took over at right back in place of Henrichs. The guests, however, are different.

Leipzig Former coach Hasenhüttl made five changes. The Lower Saxony team, under the direction of his predecessor Niko Kovac, had won both games against Leipzig this season, first in the second round of the DFB Cup (1-0) and then in the first leg of the league (2-1).

The guests had the first opportunity of the match, but Yannick Gerhardts The shot (5th) was not a problem for RB goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi. On the other hand, Sesko (6th) also tried from the edge of the area, but missed slightly. The technician of the high-end Spanish Olmo did better.

Behrens has a great opportunity

After a pass from former Wolfsburg player Xaver Schlager, he turned on his own axis and against his opponent Cédric Zesiger and fired the ball from a good 20 meters into the bottom left corner to take the lead.

Later, both teams neutralized each other a bit in the center of the field. After recovering the ball, Olmo passed the ball to Sesko, who was free in the center (33'), but the ball bounced too far off the Slovenian's foot. After that, Leipzig increasingly took over the game. Wolfsburg I was completely behind.

Kevin Behrens had the best chance to equalize in first-half stoppage time, but he couldn't finish well under pressure, then the ball was passed to Kilian Fischer, whose ball went over the goal. In return, Simakan headed the ball just wide of the goal.

After the change, VfL goalkeeper Pavao Pervan prevented the Saxons from making it 2-0 by rejecting a cross aimed at Olmo. Hasenhüttl made a change from the beginning and wanted to set new trends with Lovro Majer and Matthias Svanberg. That worked at first.

After attempting to clear the ball, Svanberg chested the ball and shot from 24 yards; Gulacsi saved brilliantly. Suddenly Wolfsburg appeared. But the RB responded perfectly in his own stadium. Sesko (68th) took the ball from Arnold behind, passed it to Xavi Simons, who passed the ball sharply to him, Sesko charged the defenders again and pushed to make it 2-0.

Henrichs (78th) then missed a header from close range, after Pervan initially managed to deflect past Simakan. Openda (82nd), who scored his 22nd goal of the season, increased the result even more. Like Olmo, he beat his rival Sebastiaan Bornouw on the edge of the area and finished with skill.