RB Leipzig vs Red Star Belgrade

Highlights and Full Match | Video

Experience the exhilarating clash between RB Leipzig and Crvena Zvezda as you indulge in the full match replay and captivating highlights. This enthralling encounter forms part of the 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League, specifically Group G on Matchday 3. The action commences on Wednesday at 19:00 GMT. Save the date – October 25, 2023 – and be prepared to witness football at its finest.

Leading the proceedings will be the eminent referee, Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez from Spain. The prestigious Red Bull Arena in Leipzig will serve as the venue, adding to the grandeur of the occasion.

RB Leipzig vs Crvena Zvezda Full Match Reports

RB Leipzig took a significant step toward securing a spot in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) knockout stage for the fourth time in five seasons with a 3-1 victory over Crvena Zvezda on matchday three. The 1991 European Cup champions have now suffered eight consecutive losses in UCL group stage away matches.

Leipzig commenced the match with the vigor they displayed in their recent victory over Darmstadt, rather than their previous three winless outings. They swiftly took the lead, not quite matching Loïs Openda’s 44-second strike, but it took less than 12 minutes for Leipzig to regain possession of the ball and move it rapidly from right to left. David Raum stepped forward to deliver his very first European goal, sending the ball inside Omri Glazer’s near post.

Raum continued to trouble the right side of Zvezda’s defense, but Leipzig’s defensive mistakes put them at risk of allowing the visitors back into the match. Janis Blaswich was called into action twice in quick succession to thwart Mirko Ivanić and Milan Rodić. VAR’s decision to overturn a penalty call against Castello Lukeba provided Marco Rose’s team with a fortunate lead going into halftime.

Zvezda displayed determination to mount a comeback after halftime, but their dominance in possession ultimately amounted to nothing. Leipzig managed a rare offensive move that led to Xavi Simons, on loan from PSG, launching a stunning long-range strike into the top-right corner from nearly 30 yards away. However, the away side managed to pull one back, with captain Aleksandar Dragović’s attempt deflecting towards Marko Stamenić, who adjusted his body to prod the ball past a bewildered Blaswich.

The goal boosted the visitors’ spirits, but their hopes were dashed when substitute Dani Olmo, returning from injury, tapped in a rebound after Christoph Baumgartner’s shot struck the crossbar late in the match. Despite the outcome, Zvezda’s performance gives their fans optimism for the return fixture. Nevertheless, Leipzig’s five-point lead in second place in Group G may now prove insurmountable for the Serbian champions.

Player of the Match: Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig).