Global Recap: Salzburg lose one and win one, Leipzig open DFB Pokal Cup with away win

FC Red Bull Salzburg

Real Madrid

This Wednesday Red Bull Salzburg played fellow Champions League contenders Real Madrid in a friendly. A good test for both teams, which ultimately ended as a win for Los Blancos. Edén Hazard, Madrid’s most expensive signing this summer, scored the only goal of the game, to open his account for Real.

Jesse Marsch’s team went down in the 19th minute. Despite some dangerous moments, and the young Erling Haland getting the start, Salzburg never broke Madrid’s defense.

This may be a fun matchup to watch for later in the season.


After the midweek loss, Red Bull Salzburg did not miss a beat. Salzburg continued their dominance of the Austrian Bundesliga, defeating Wolfsberg 5-2.

The young phenom, Erling Håland, scored another hat trick for this season. A Wolfsberg own goal and a last minute goal from Andre Ramalho, would push Marsch’s team to a dominant scoreline.

Jesse Marsch, never one to leave a game without gaining a lesson, said this after the game

“We had the odd problem or two defending transitions. That caused us a lot of unnecessary work. It was already clear to us beforehand that we wouldn’t get any gifts from WAC. We approached it right, took on the battle and beat them.”

RB Leipzig

Leipzig opened their DFB Pokal cup run Sunday with a good away win at VFL Osnabruck.

Leipzig scored first, with an early goal from Marcel Sabitzer. Osnabruck would respond immediately with a goal two minutes later.

Leipzig dominated the rest of the first half, scoring two more goals. Lukas Klostermann scored a rebound and Sabitzer would grab his second.

The home side was more dangerous in the second half. Unfortunately for Osnabruck, the only break through they would find was a scored penalty.

Coach Julian Nagelsmann had this to say after the game

“… In the second half, you could tell the lads were getting tired. We lacked the control at times. The first half was better, we had a lot more control on the game.”

Leipzig will now move on to the next round of the German Cup.

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