RB Leipzig hosted Atalanta in the first match of the UEFA Europa League Quarter Finals. In the tough struggle, the poles were shaken 4 times. Our national football player Merih Demiral marked the exciting match. Here are the details…
Luis Muriel takes the lead
Luis Muriel was the name that opened the curtain of goals in the critical match. The experienced football player, who ruled out his opponent in the visiting team attack from the left wing, made a smooth kick to the far corner in the 17th minute and brought the score to 1-0.
With this goal, Atalanta’s in-form star Luis Muriel succeeded in airing the opponent’s nets for the 4th time in Europe this season.
Andre Silva stuck on the pole
Atalanta defense made an unexpected mistake in the 24th minute of the tough fight. In Olmo’s shot, the ball returned from the defense, in Silva’s shot, the ball hit the post and went out of the penalty area.
Penalty decision for Merih Demiral’s intervention
In RB Leipzig, while Nkunku was trying to move into the middle area with the ball he met on the left diagonal of the penalty area, Merih Demiral made an intervention. The referee of the match gave a penalty decision after this move.
Merih objected, the decision did not change
After this decision of the referee of the match, our national football player Merih Demiral got very angry. Despite the objections of the experienced football player, the referee did not give up his decision and asked for the penalty to be used.
Andre Silva caught on goalkeeper
Andre Silva took the ball in the penalty spot won by RB Leipzig. Atalanta goalkeeper Musso saved the penalty that the experienced football player used towards the right corner.
Zappacosta aired their own nets
After the penalty, the ball that Atalanta’s defense wanted to clear went into the crown. After a quick throw-in, Zappacosta made a wrong touch in the middle of Angelino and lifted his own nets in the 58th minute: 1-1.
Szoboszlai’s header returned from the post
In Leipzig, Nkunku snatched the ball from the opposing team in the 84th minute. In the middle of Angelino’s Szoboszlai, the Hungarian football player returned to the field after the header hit the crossbar.
Merih Demiral took the line
When the minutes showed 90+1 in the critical match, Merih Demiral made a magnificent move. Orban dropped the ball to the goal area in the corner used by Leipzig. Szoboszlai’s kick caught the ball in front of Forsberg. Merih Demiral, who passed Musso on the Swedish football player’s shot, took the ball out of the line.
Atalanta took advantage
No further action took place during the remainder of the critical match. Atalanta, for which Merih Demiral also played, became advantageous before the return match.
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