When RB Leipzig lost 2-2 in the Europa League against Real Sociedad San Sebastian, coach Domenico Tedesco set up Tyler Adams as the central defender in a tactical experiment. As a kind of libero, Adams was supposed to direct the game from behind. At the break, Tedesco took the American down again – for tactical reasons, as he said. Not because Adams played badly.
Against Hertha BSC Berlin, the return of the recently injured Willi Orban to the back three should put an end to the libero experiment. In addition to him, Lukas Klostermann and Josko Gavrdiol are expected to start in RB Leipzig, with Mohammed Simakan rotating onto the bench. Tedesco will probably trust Konrad Laimer and Kevin Kampl again in the sixth place. Nordi Mukiele is likely to occupy the right flank instead of Klostermann, while Angelino on the left is likely to be out due to illness. Defensive all-rounder Benjamin Henrichs could be used for him.
What is the situation like in attack? It is likely that Dani Olmo will get a breather against the old lady. But can Dominik Szoboszlai or Emil Forsberg play instead of the lively Spaniard? Our tip: After his goal against Real Sociedad, Tedesco puts his trust in the Swede in attacking midfield.
At the front is Christopher Nkunku. This time, however, he should have a new partner: Yussuf Poulsen will probably replace André Silva, who has recently paled.
this team could play against Hertha BSC for RB Leipzig:
Gulacsi – Klostermann, Orban, Gvardiol – Mukiele, Kampl, Laimer, Henrichs – Forsberg – Nkunku, Poulsen.
Definitely not included: Halstenberg (rehabilitation training), Angelino (ill)
Back in the squad: Orban