Last year Borussia Moenchengladbach travelled to RB Leipzig on matchday four of the Bundesliga season and returned home with a 1-1 draw.
On Saturday – again on matchday four – the five-time Bundesliga champions Monchengladbach make the journey to East Germany and no doubt would be more than pleased with a repeat performance.
Leipzig have started this season as they played the last and even their many detractors have had to admit that it seems unlikely that last season’s success was a one-hit-wonder.
With two wins out of three, Leipzig find themselves just a point behind the leading trio Dortmund, Hoffenheim and Hanover and in Timo Werner they have the in-form player of the moment.
The striker scored three goals for Germany during the international break and added another in Leipzig’s 2-0 win in Hamburg last weekend.
Moenchengladbach, on the other hand, have picked up four points from their three matches and are currently ninth after disappointingly slumping to a 1-0 defeat at home against Eintracht Frankfurt on the weekend.
Belgian international Thorgan Hazard said that they had simply not started strongly against Frankfurt. “We did not find our feet fast enough and then, once we conceded, it was always going to be a tough match.”
The midfielder said that they were quite aware that it would be difficult in Leipzig. “But we are going there to win. They are a strong opponent, we know that. But we want to come back with a good feeling and develop further.”
With RB Leipzig looking like a real challenger for Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, millions of fans throughout the world will be keen to watch their match against Moenchengladbach.
And African football fans will not miss out as the game will be shown live and exclusive on the World Football channel at 18:30 CAT throughout sub Saharan Africa on Star Times.
For Cole He Xin, who is the StarTimes Media Division Sports Director, the man to watch during the game is Werner. “Although he is only 21, he has already played over 120 matches in the Bundesliga. Last season he was the top German-born striker in the Bundesliga and this season he has three goals in three matches. He is well on his way towards becoming world class.”
There are, of course, several other top-class games in the Bundesliga on match day four, with Bayern hoping to bounce back from their Hoffenheim defeat with a win against Mainz, while table-topping Dortmund are at home to Cologne, who have yet to get a point.
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