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Preview: RB Leipzig – Porto


RB Leipzig are third in Group G, with one point after two matches. They will received the visit of Porto, who are currently second in the group, with three points.


Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

This is RB Leipzig’s 1st ever season in European competition after their meteoric rise through the German leagues.

Leipzig have only gained an average of 1 point per game this season from the 4 games when they played less than 5 days after their previous game (all competitions), compared to an average of 2.1 points per game from the 7 games (all competitions) when they had more than 5 days rest.

Leipzig ended Dortmund’s run of 41 home games without defeat (last defeat on 04/04/15) at the weekend with a 3-2 win.

Leipzig’s keeper has had to pick the ball out of the net at least once in 9 out of the last 10 games (all competitions). They only managed a clean sheet against Hamburg. Leipzig have, however, score 2 or more goals in 7 out of 11 games in all competitions.

FC Porto have a mixed record against German teams in the CL, winning 12, drawing 7, and losing 12.

The game against Leipzig will be Porto’s 4th game on the road in a row and in the 3 previous games they have not conceded a single goal (9 goals scored and 7 points).

Porto have accumulated 16 points out of 6 games on the road (all comp.) and conceded just 1 goal.

Porto scored have struck the 1st goal in 10 out of 11 games this season (all comp.), while Leipzig have scored the 1st goal of the game on 6 occasions.


Missing players

RB Leipzig: S. Ilsanker (toe injury), F. Coltorti (doubtful)

Porto: –