RB Leipzig see off Tottenham
RB Leipzig took part in their first-ever Champions League knockout round on Wednesday evening.
The high-flying German outfit travelled to England to face Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.
Despite having little experience in Europe’s top club competition, and being the away side, Leipzig dominated the majority of proceedings on Wednesday.
Leipzig could have easily found themselves 1-0 up in the opening minute or so, but it took until the 57th minute for them to eventually break the deadlock.
Leipzig’s standout star Timo Werner stepped up to convert a penalty, which was given away rather recklessly by Spurs’ Ben Davies.
The north Londoners did carve out more chances as the game wore on, but Leipzig were able to hold firm, and now hold the advantage heading into the reverse leg at the Red Bull Arena.
Highlights: Tottenham 0 – RB Leipzig 1
Werner speaks about Liverpool
After the game, Leipzig’s Werner spoke about his links to Liverpool.
The German international has been heavily linked with the Merseyside powerhouse this month, with it being reported that Werner can leave Leipzig for around €60m, due to a clause in his contract. And that same report claimed that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is interested in bringing the 23-year-old to Anfield.
However, that above-mentioned clause reportedly has to be activated by the end of April.
Werner has since, after the Spurs clash, addressed his links to Liverpool, stating that it makes him very proud:
“I know that Liverpool is the best team at the moment in the world.
“When you’re linked with that team it makes me very proud.
“It’s a pleasure but I know that Liverpool have a lot of good players and I have to improve myself, to learn much more things to get on this level to play there.” As quoted by Sky Sports News.