BERLIN (AP) — American coach Jesse Marsch’s Bundesliga debut to blame of Leipzig ended Sunday in a shock 1-0 loss at Mainz, a team hit by coronavirus infections.
Mainz coach Bo Svensson needed to field an inexperienced aspect with 11 avid gamers in quarantine after three tested optimistic for COVID-19 over the old week. Three participants of his instructing workers have been furthermore in quarantine.
If Leipzig’s avid gamers have been anticipating a easy sport against their depleted opponents, they have been soon dissatisfied, on the opposite hand. The home team attacked from the off and twice went discontinuance sooner than Moussa Niakhaté scored what proved to be the winner.
Nordi Mukiele didn’t optimistic and Niakhaté fired the ball into the get from discontinuance range within the 13th minute.
Leipzig’s easiest likelihood came for Christopher Nkunku on a snappy counterattack within the 19th, but the 20-year-outdated Niklas Tauer got support with an even block to disclaim the French player.
Goalkeeper Robin Zentner refrained from Leipzig’s Mohamed Simakan from equalizing on his Bundesliga debut within the 2nd half of, whereas Marsch suggested his team on from the sideline.
Marsch made three substitutions within the 64th minute, but Mainz refused to buckle and even had one more aim ruled out for offside ten minutes later.
André Silva headed correct over and Zentner made one more assign as Leipzig went discontinuance in hurt time.
Marsch arrived from sister membership Red Bull Salzburg to scheme discontinuance over from Julian Nagelsmann as Leipzig coach. Nagelsmann, who led Leipzig to 2nd attach of residing within the Bundesliga closing season, left to scheme discontinuance rate of defending champion Bayern Munich.
COLOGNE BEATS HERTHA
Stevan Jovetić scored early on his Bundesliga debut for Hertha Berlin at Cologne. But the hosts fought support to expend 3-1 in recent coach Steffen Baumgart’s first league sport to blame.
Anthony Modeste equalized sooner than the ruin, and two instant-fire goals from Florian Kainz early within the 2nd half of finished the turnaround.
Supporters in each and each stadiums – support after a season exact through which they’d been away as a result of coronavirus restrictions – paid their respects to outdated Bayern Munich and Germany great Gerd Müller with a minute’s silence in Mainz and minute’s applause in Cologne.
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