RB Leipzig fell for the second consecutive time in the championship, on Monday in Mönchengladbach (3-1, day 32 of the Bundesliga). If the Germans can offer a third ticket directly at C1 to the French clubs, their current fifth place will not allow it.
Despite Christopher Nkunko’s 31st goal this season, his 18th in the Bundesliga, Leipzig fell again. After their 3-1 defeat in Mönchengladbach on Monday evening, in today’s match 32 of the German championship, Leipzig are still outside the top four, qualifying for the Champions League, two days after the end.
In strong play in the last thirty minutes, Roten Bullen couldn’t find the spark to turn the game around. Borussia’s German international Jonas Hoffmann scored a double in the second half.
One point behind Friborg
The situation has become critical for the right-back RB, who has been fantastic since January but has lost two consecutive Bundesliga games. The Saxons are fifth, one point behind fourth Freiburg, and will have to rely on favorable conditions to secure a place in the Champions League, which is their stated goal.
Very bad tidings for French clubs relying on qualification in C1 for Nkunku partners. In fact, if the winner of the European League has already qualified for the Champions League through his championship, it allows the third in the French League to climb directly to the group stage of next season C1, avoiding a third qualifying round.
Of the last four teams participating in C3, Leipzig, Frankfurt, West Ham and Glasgow Rangers, the Germans are the best to offer Ligue 1 such a scenario.
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