- Leipzig have the best defensive record in Bundesliga.
- Leipzig have scored in each of their 13 league games at home this season.
- Hertha Berlin have scored in each of their last seven away matches.
- Hertha Berlin are unbeaten in the last four matches.
- Leipzig have four straight wins over Hertha Berlin.
HERTHA BERLIN TEAM NEWS
Jarstein, Pekarik, Boyata, Torunarigha, Plattenhardt, Lukebakio, Grujic, Skjelbred, Darida, Cunha, Ibisevic.
Subs: Smarsch, Piatek, Klunter, Dilrosun, Mittelstadt, Dardai, Maier, Ngankam, Samardzic.
RB LEIPZIG TEAM NEWS
Gulacsi, Laimer, Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg, Olmo, Sabitzer, Kampl, Nkunku, Schick, Werner.
Subs: Mvogo, Angelino, Orban, Haidara, Forsberg, Adams, Lookman, Wolf, Mukiele.
A minute’s silence to remember those affected and lost to coronavirus.
Referee Bastian Dankert gets us underway.
Laimer gives the ball away and Skjelbred passes the ball to Lukebakio on the right, but Upamecano comes away with his underhit effort. Tyler Adams comes in off the bench for Kevin Kampl, who was injured in the warm-up.
Laimer shoots low straight into Jarstein’s arms.
GOAL! RB LEIPZIG 0-1 HERTHA BERLIN (Grujic 9)
Plattenhardt is forced off and Max Mittelstadt takes his place. Plattenhardt made two of their four goals last time out.
Lukebakio fires it not far wide of the near post from just outside the box.
Good position for a free-kick for Leipzig as Boyata goes into the back of Sabitzer.
GOAL! RB LEIPZIG 1-1 HERTHA BERLIN (Klostermann 24)
The ball’s delivered into the near post from a rare Leipzig corner, and Klostermann directed it into the far corner.
A second RB Leipzig corner is defended and cleared by Torunarigha.
Leipzig look a bit more confident following that equaliser and are pressing by opening a chance for Sabitzer to thread a ball but couldnt find Werner in the box.
Laimer is brought crashing to ground by Boyata only a few yards outside the box, left of centre.
Darida finds Lukebakio on the right, he pulls it back for Ibisevic and smacks it into orbit.
Olmo looks to thread the ball through to Werner but Jarstein cleared well ahead of the flying forward.
FOUR minutes added on.
45 + 4 min
Leipzig win a free-kick in a decent position but Sabitzer’s low delivery is smashed straight at Jarstein.
HT: RB LEIPZIG 1-1 HERTHA BERLIN
We’re back! Hertha have started the second half the way they finished the first, looking to press Leipzig from the front
Ibisevic drops receive the ball from Skjelbred and looks to thread it through to Lukebakio
Olmo finds half a yard of space 30 yards out, and with Werner in between Hertha’s two centre-backs, plays him in.
RED CARD! RB LEIPZIG 1-1 HERTHA BERLIN (Halstenberg 63)
It’s a second yellow for the Leipzig left-back, and he’s off!
GOAL! RB LEIPZIG 2-1 HERTHA BERLIN (Schick 68)
Lukebakio, is coming off and hi replacement is Javairo Dilrosun, another ex-Man City player.
Cunha’s follow through takes the defender out and ends in a free-kick.
Ibisevic is off for Krzysztof Piatek while Arne Maier replaces Skjelbred.
GOAL! RB LEIPZIG 2-2 HERTHA BERLIN (Piatek pen 82)
Another four added minutes.
90 + 2 min
Cunha finds space 25 yards out and a good first touch sets him up to shoot but it was saved.
90 + 4
FT: RB LEIPZIG 2-2 HERTHA BERLIN