UEFA Champions League Leipzig welcome Club Brugge in battle of underdogs

Bundesliga’s RB Leipzig welcome Club Brugge from Belgium at the RB Arena in a Group A Uefa Champions League game tonight.

Ahead of the game, RB Leipzig coach Jesse Marsch confirmed that all players save for Dani Olmo, Marcel Halstenberg and the suspended Angelino were available for selection.

Tonight’s game is for teams that are considered the group’s underdogs but ones that cannot be underrated.

Leipzig are smarting from an away 6-2 loss to group leaders Manchester City.

On the other hand, Brugge held their on in a 1-1 draw with Paris Saint Germain.

Some 23,500 live fans (including 1,200 traveling Belgian supporters) are expected to pack Red Bull Arena.

It would be Leipzig’s first home UCL match before a crowd since March 2020.

Probable line-ups (sourced from Bundesliga website)

Leipzig: Gulacsi (c) – Klostermann, Orban, Simakan, Gvardiol – Haidara, Kampl – Szoboszlai, Forsberg, Nkunku – Silva
 Angelino (suspended), Halstenberg (ankle), Olmo (thigh), Saracchi (knee)
Adams (muscular)
Coach: Jesse Marsch

Brugge: Mignolet – Mata, Hendry, N’Soki, Sobol – Vanaken (c), Balanta, Rits – Sowah, De Ketelaere, Lang
Out: Izquierdo (knee), Vormer (Achilles’ tendon)
Doubtful: Wesley (match fitness)
Coach: Philippe Clement

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