– –the early strike from Jean-Kevin Augustin. This match had a little bit of everything. Kickoff delayed from the get go do to fan protests from the Frankfurt supporters. The delayed kickoff would work to the advantage of RB Leipzig. And this is a real slick goal in true Leipzig fashion.
Laimer plays it over for Jean-Kevin Augustin, and the young Frenchman bounces it home– gimme that– as he grabs his third goal of the campaign. However, eight minutes later, Abraham has just recently come back from injury, wins two big headers, and right place at the right time for Timothy Chandler, who just stabs it home. He’s been really involved in the attack. Six goals he’s been involved with in the last eight games.
26th minute, though. Great run from Ante Rebic, and well taken for Kevin-Prince Boateng. The Ghanaian-born midfielder’s fifth goal in German Bundesliga play, and he hits it perfectly right past Gulacsi as Frankfurt jump out in front.
And then a controversy, referee Felix Zwayer awarding the penalty kick. Rebic bringing down Sabitzer. This would go to VAR, and it would be overturned due to offside against Sabitzer as he comes back into the field of play. And that would be wiped aside and add a little insult to injury. It would be Rebic who was booked. Ralph Hasenhuttl can’t believe it, but he had to live with the decision. And it was really an interesting start to the second half. More protests, I’ve seen it all folks! Tennis balls inundating Peter Gulacsi and the pitch. They cleaned it up. Leipzig unable to fashion anything in the second half. 2