RB Leipzig vs Young Boys

Highlights and Full Match | Video

Don’t miss the full replay and highlights of the intense showdown between RB Leipzig and Young Boys. The action kicks off at 5:45 PM (GMT) on the 13th of December 2023 at the Red Bull Arena. Keep an eye on the referee, M. Lukjančukas, as he oversees this exciting match in the Europe – UEFA Champions League, Group G, Season 2023/2024.

RB Leipzig vs Young Boys Full Match Reports

Emil Forsberg’s decisive second-half goal propelled RB Leipzig to a triumphant conclusion of their UEFA Champions League group stage, securing a 2-1 victory against Young Boys and extending their home winning streak to five matches in the Bundesliga.

RB Leipzig aimed to banish any sense of a Group G dead rubber clash against Young Boys, with both teams firmly locked in second and third place. The hosts believed they had a perfect start when Benjamin Šeško slotted into the bottom corner, but the striker’s effort was disallowed for a marginal offside.

Both teams signaled their intent to finish the group stage with flair, as Young Boys created an early chance of their own. Filip Ugrinić’s corner prompted a goal-bound flick from Cheikh Niasse, testing Péter Gulácsi, who made a crucial save. After an energetic start with opportunities on both ends, the first half concluded cautiously, with Young Boys appearing more positive, attempting long-range shots through Ebrima Colley and Ulisses Garcia, but failing to trouble Gulácsi.

Suddenly, the game ignited, witnessing three goals within the initial 10 minutes of the second half. Šeško, undeterred by the earlier disallowed goal, opened the scoring with a left-foot finish from a Benjamin Henrichs cutback. Shortly after, Jean-Pierre Nsame sprinted past the Leipzig defense, setting up Colley for a composed finish, marking his debut Champions League start with a goal. However, parity lasted only three minutes as Emil Forsberg restored Leipzig’s lead with a low, skidding shot into the bottom right corner, leaving David von Ballmoos rooted.

Marco Rose’s Leipzig comfortably secured the victory, with the exception of a late disallowed strike by Garcia for Young Boys. The Red Bulls concluded their group stage strongly, advancing to their fourth Champions League knockout round in five seasons. Despite Young Boys ending their Group G campaign with a defeat, Raphaël Wicky’s side showcased their ability to challenge top teams, offering an optimistic perspective as they transition to the Europa League.

Man of the Match: Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig).