RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid final score, result, highlights as Brahim Diaz scores only goal to give narrow advantage

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Real Madrid will take a one-goal advantage back to the Santiago Bernabeu in three weeks’ time after a magnificent individual goal from Jude Bellingham’s replacement, Brahim Diaz. 

Diaz brilliantly cut in from the right and curled an effort past Peter Gulacsi to seal a 1-0 first-leg advantage in the second half. It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows in Leipzig for the 24-year-old as he pulled up and was forced off due to injury.

Considering he was Carlo Ancelotti’s pick to fill Bellingham’s shoes, that could be a concern in weeks to come. Bellingham is recovering from an ankle injury and is expected to miss the second leg.

RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid final score

  Fulltime Goalscorers
RB Leipzig 0  
Real Madrid 1 Diaz 49′

Leipzig could have and maybe should have been awarded a goal inside two minutes after Benjamin Sesko nodded in from close range. The linesman flagged for offside but the Slovenian forward was in fact on.

VAR took a look and confirmed Sesko was indeed onside, however, his teammate Benjamin Henrichs was in an offside position and impeded the view of the Real Madrid goalkeeper, Andriy Lunin.

The opening half saw limited opportunities for either side, however, the game came to life in the second period following Diaz’s opener. Leipzig created multiple chances but were unable to capitalise and Ancelotti’s squad managed to maintain their crucial 1-0 lead.

The two sides will face off in the second leg on March 6 in a bid to progress to the quarterfinals.

RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid live updates, highlights, and commentary

FT: That’s all in Germany. Real Madrid will take a one-goal lead to the Bernabeu for the second leg thanks to a superb strike from Brahim Diaz. 

90th minute: Four minutes added on.  

86th minute: Sesko goes into the book after catching Tchouameni in the face with an overhead kick. 

83rd minute: Brahim Diaz pulls up with what appears to be a muscle injury. He’s brought off and that will be a worry for Carlo Ancelotti’s side. 

79th minute: Another glorious opportunity for Leipzig but nobody gambles in the box and it trickles across the six-yard box and out for a corner. 

72nd minute: What a chance for Vini Jr to double Madrid’s lead. He uses his trickery in the box and cuts onto his left but pokes the ball with his right past Gulacsi and only the post can prevent him a goal. 

61st minute: Oh no, Olmo. He gets it all wrong in the 18-yard box and opts to shoot instead of cutting the ball back to a teammate. That could have been a wonderful opportunity to pull one back. 

56th minute: Leipzig have done well to steady themselves after falling behind and have looked dangerous on the attack but so far have nothing to show for their efforts. 

49th minute: GOAL! Brahim Diaz! No Bellingham? No problem. Diaz produces a superb strike to give Madrid the lead. It’s an excellent solo move before curling one to the far post. 

46th minute: We’re back underway for the second half. 

HT: A first half that saw many chances created but lacked composure in the final third. 

44th minute: Brahim Diaz connects beautifully with Vini Jr but he can’t redirect his strike goalwards.  

36th minute: Considering he’s expected to be their main goal threat, Vini Jr is yet to have a shot tonight. 

29th minute: Carvajal absolutely wipes out Xavi Simons and somehow avoids a yellow card. 

22nd minute: Rodrygo tries his luck from distance but his effort is charged down and blocked well. 

8th minute: After a shakey start for the visitors, Madrid are growing into the game now. Rodrygo and Vini are just starting to find each other on the attack.

2nd minute: CLOSE for Leipzig! Sesko finds the back of the net but there was a player stood in an offside position impeding Lunin’s view and he’s offside.  

1st minute: We’re off! 

5 minutes until kickoff: Cracking atmosphere in the Red Bull Arena. We’re moments from kickoff…

15 minutes until kickoff: Rodrygo makes his 200th appearance for Real Madrid in all competitions this evening. He’s scored 50 goals for the club and 18 of which have come in the Champions League – although he’s never scored in a round-of-16 tie before…

30 minutes until kickoff: Two tasty fixtures this evening. We’re also bringing you live updates of Copenhagen vs Manchester City

1 hour until kickoff: It’s been confirmed that there will be no Bellingham this evening for Madrid. They are also without Rudiger, Alaba, Militao and Courtois.

1 hour 30 mins until kickoff: It’s so far been the Jude Bellingham show in the Champions League for Real Madrid but he’s expected to miss out this evening through injury. He has either scored or assisted in all five of his UCL appearances this season. No player has been involved in more goals in the competition than the 20-year-old.

2 hours prior to kickoff: They always entertain in the Champions League. Let’s hope tonight is no different. 

Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig kick-off time

This Champions League clash takes place at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany and kicks off on Tuesday, February 13 at 9:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Tue, Feb. 13 3:00 p.m. ET
Canada Tue, Feb. 13 3:00 p.m. ET
UK Tue, Feb. 13 8:00 p.m. GMT
India Wed, Feb. 14 1:30 a.m. IST

RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid lineups, team news

Ancelotti will be forced to make changes with defensive trio Antonio Rudiger, Eder Militao and David Alaba all sidelined for Real Madrid through injury.

Club captain Nacho Fernandez is set to come back in but England star Jude Bellingham misses out after suffering an ankle sprain in the Girona win.

Real Madrid (4-3-3, right to left): Lunin (GK) β€” Carvajal, Nacho, Tchouameni, Mendy β€” Camavinga, Kroos, Modric β€” Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr.

Real Madrid subs (9): TBC

RB Leipzig warmed up for this game with a 2-2 Bundesliga draw away at FC Augsburg and Marco Rose will rotate his options for the visit of Real Madrid.

Christoph Baumgartner is tipped to come in as an extra midfield option for the hosts.

RB Leipzig (4-2-3-1 right to left): Gulacsi (GK) β€” Henrichs, Klostermann, Orban, Raum β€” Kampl, Baumgartner β€” Simons, Olmo, Sesko β€” Openda.

RB Leipzig subs (9): TBC

Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Champions League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA Univision, TUDN,
UniMas
FuboParamount+,
ViX, Univision NOW
Canada β€”

DAZN

UK TNT Sports 2 discovery+
India β€” JioTV, Sony LIV

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