Wolfsburg failed against RB Leipzig

LEIPZIG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 06: Scoreboard - the match ends 1:0 during the DFB Cup between RB Leipzig and VfL Wolfsburg at Red Bull Arena on February 06, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Karina Hessland-Wissel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 06: Scoreboard - the match ends 1:0 during the DFB Cup between RB Leipzig and VfL Wolfsburg at Red Bull Arena on February 06, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Karina Hessland-Wissel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Wolfs were eliminated from the DFB-Pokal after being defeated 1-0 by RB Leipzig, who progress now to the Quarterfinals.

A single goal by Matheus Cunha helped RB Leipzig defeat Wolfsburg in the DFB-Pokal Round of 16.

And for Wolfs’ coach Bruno Labbadia, there is a sentiment of sadness on his team.

“We would have really liked to have qualified. We tried everything and started well,” Labbadia told the club’s official website.

“The goal came out of nowhere and knocked us off course – particularly in possession when we wanted to stretch Leipzig so they weren’t in control.”

“We lost a bit of belief after their goal and showed them a bit too much respect,” he explained.

“They went man for man and we responded by playing long balls, which played into their hands. The team threw everything forward right until the end of the second half, but the details weren’t quite there going forward.”

LEIPZIG, GERMANY - MAY 11: Ralf Rangnick, Manager of RB Leipzig looks on prior to the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and FC Bayern Muenchen at Red Bull Arena on May 11, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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“Off the ball, we were very impressive against a much better footballing side than our last two opponents,” Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick continued.

“Even so, we only allowed them one real chance, and Peter Gulacsi made a great save to preserve the 1-0 lead.”

“At the moment we’re in our best period of the season in terms of our work off the ball. The only thing to criticize today is that we didn’t put the game to bed earlier with the chances we had in front of goal and on the break,” he concluded.

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