RB Leipzig may seriously dream of the Champions League. At the victory against the 1st FC Cologne, Christopher Nkunku and Dani Olmo focused on – not only because of their hits.

Dani Olmo and Christopher Nkunku hopped cheerfully before the curve up and down, the 15,000 fans sang loudly “Europapokal, RB Leipzig International”. After leaping on a Champions League Square, even the free kick was forgotten from the two noble technicians at lightning speed, Leipzig hovered in the sense of happiness. But coach Domenico Tedesco started promising euphoria immediately.

What a fourth place, on which RB was climbed on Friday evening for the first time this season, is worth this time at this time? “Nothing, nothing. The three points are worth today,” said Tedesco after the 3-1 (1: 0) victory against the 1st FC Cologne on the “ARD” microphone: “Whether we are now fifth, sixth, Seventh, I can only emphasize it, first does not matter. Important is that we have the imagination to win such games. “

And such a creative power dwells the RB squad on the paper. Against Cologne, the Nkunku and Olmo, which has been shiny, has been holdings, which has been holdings brilliantly, which has been a bit of the moment in the spotlight.

Before Nkunku (25th) a free kick from 18 meters beautifully zirated to the lead into the net, Olmo had also claimed the execution and after a short dispute finally admittedly annoyed. After the game, the Spaniard was laughing again.

“I motivated him,” Olmo said in a joke at “Dazn”: “We are ambitious, if he ends up, this is the most important thing,” said Olmo, who hit by a long-distance shot (54th) and 3-0 by Angelino (57.). Tedesco did not want to overvalate the situation later and said with a smile: “I did not notice it and I’m glad that Christ has shot.” Basically, there are several free-kick candidates, so the coach: “The rest should make them out of them.”

How long Nkunku, who now comes to eleven league goals and nine templates, still conjures balls for Leipzig in the angle, meanwhile open. The interested parties are likely to be snake in the summer, the contract is still running until 2024 and managing director Oliver Mintzlaff declared a weekly period at SKY90, he deals from a whereabout of the French.

RB Leipzig is “Back on Track”

The RB-Boss also said Tedesco so. “I find it good that he has the opinion,” said the coach, “because every coach wants to contribute his successful team.”

Successfully, RB is in fact under Tedesco. After the 17th matchday, there were still six points behind fourth place, most recently, the runner-champion won five out of six compulsory matches.

RB Leipzig vs FC Koln 3-1Christopher Nkunku, Daniel Olmo & Angelino score in win Match recap
“We have the quality for the first four,” said Emil Forsberg. And even in Europe League and DFB Cup, everything is still in it. “It was a sub-optimal first round and now we’re slowly back where we go back,” said defensive chief Willi Orban: “It’s just a snapshot, but we’re ‘back on track’.