Red-Bull-clubs: Leipzig encounters Salzburg


Exciting tasks for the three Bundesliga clubs in the Europa League: The draw gives the RB Leipzig two games against partner club FC Salzburg. Bayer Leverkusen can look forward to, Eintracht Frankfurt has to swallow.

On this fight, many critics have been waiting for: In the group stage of the Europa League, the two Red Bull club, RB Leipzig and FC Salzburg meet. The duel of the “can club” was been discussed in the past few years, violently, because of a conflict of interest, it was feared, due to the ownership. In the meantime, the beverage manufacturer has withdrawn – at least according to the official Version – from the operational side of the business with the Austrians.The club’s name changed to Red Bull Salzburg to FC Salzburg. However, the main sponsor and red bull is Red Bull is still the heraldic animal of the Salzburg.

In addition, interesting pairing, because a number of players have been transferred in the past few years, from Salzburg to Leipzig, the last of which, to the great displeasure of the Salzburg Fans, invite your club as a kind of self-service of the Leipziger felt. RB-coach and sport Director Ralf Rangnick was in 2012 at the same time as sports Director in Salzburg, and as the person responsible for the athletic development of the Leipzig responsible. Salzburg were on Tuesday night for the eleventh Time the attempt failed to qualify for the first time in the history of the club for the Champions League.

The other opponents of the Leipzig, which have qualified through a late goal from Emil Forsberg in the 3:2 victory against Luhansk over the Playoffs for the group stage is Scottish Champions Celtic Glasgow and Norwegian Champions Rosenborg BK from Trondheim.

“It is a difficult and highly interesting group – certainly for the spectators,” commented Rangnick the draw. “Much more attractive would it have been for us not to run. To play at Celtic Park, a Highlight for us, and certainly for many Fans. Of course, the game against Salzburg is special for me, and certainly the one or the other of our players.”

Heavy tasks for the Eintracht, slight Loose for Bayer

In group H, DFB-Cup winners Eintracht Frankfurt are the hardest tasks of the three Bundesliga clubs can get away With Lazio and Olympique Marseille two heavyweights of European football. Add Apollon Limassol from Cyprus. “We have a very sophisticated group lost get with major hurdles. Since we are going to need to put everything in here, our goal is to reach the second round,” said Frankfurt’s sporting Director Fredi Bobic. “Lazio is a Team that is familiar in Europe. Ciro Immobile and Sergei Milinkovic-Savic are certainly the most dazzling names. The Olympic stadium in Rome is worth a trip. Also in Marseille, a beautiful stadium and a very strong team, a top team in the Land of world champion awaits us.”

Sporty are best for the draw was for Bayer 04 Leverkusen of The Bundesliga Fifth last season, will play in group A against the Bulgarian Champions Ludugorets Razgrad, Swiss Cup winners FC Zurich and Cyprus Cupgewinner AEK Larnaca. Everything other than the group’s victory would self with these opponents is probably a disappointment for the factory. “Regardless of the draw we said a long time ago quite clearly that we are in our group and more want to come,” said Leverkusen’s coach Heiko Herrlich. “We are not the favourites, which we accept.”

An attractive group, there was the absolute outsider, F91 Dudelange from Luxembourg. “The football dwarf”, who is trained by the German Dino Toppmöller is allowed against Olympiakos, AC Milan and real Betis ran.

The first round of the group stage will take place on 20. September. The final is on 29. May 2019 in Baku kicks off.