Frankfurt blanks Adams, Leipzig at home

Tyler Adams earned another start as RB Leipzig fell to Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0, with two second half goals from the home side.

Frankfurt was RB Leipzig’s first away match of 2020. Leading the Bundesliga, RB Leipzig came into the game looking to extend their points lead in the table and with Timo Werner hitting the 20 goal mark last weekend, Leipzig were confident this was possible.

Two Americans started the game, Timothy Chandler for the home side Frankfurt and ex-New York Red Bull, Tyler Adams, who returned to the starting line-up last weekend for Leipzig. Adams saw a role change against Frankfurt, playing as a right back and not his usual central midfield spot.

Leipzig came out flying in the first half, dominating in shots and chances to score, Adams had two near chances. The first half ended without a goal.

“We were the dominant side in the first 45 minutes,” said manager Julian Nagelsmann. “[We] had several chances to score….We went behind after a silly mistake early in the second half and then we lost our structure. Frankfurt used that to counter us.”

Frankfurt started the second half strong and caught Leipzig on the backfoot, as Almamy Toure scored early in the half (48th minute). Leipzig regained control of the game but failed to convert any of the chances they created. In the 94th minute, Frankfurt put the match to rest when Filip Kostic scored.

Leipzig will now need to win their next match to ensure they stay atop the table. Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach both won their matches and are now within three points of the leaders.

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