Leipzig (Germany) (AFP) – RB Leipzig climbed to third in the Bundesliga Sunday after taking a point in a frustrating goalless draw at home to Eintracht Frankfurt.
However injury-hit Bayer Leverkusen, who have Florian Wirtz and Patrik Schick absent, could later reclaim third spot in Germany’s top flight if they take at least a point at mid-table Wolfsburg.
“We are disappointed because of the huge chances we had – normally we take them,” Leipzig coach Domenico Tedesco told DAZN.
Hosts Leipzig had by far the better chances at the Red Bull Arena, creating nearly three times as many shots at goal as visitors Eintracht.
Konrad Laimer hit the Eintracht crossbar in the first half after Mohamed Simakan had a shot saved onto the post.
Christopher Nkunku, who has been called up by France for the first time, went close on several occasions.
Kevin Trapp was superb in the Frankfurt goal, including a second-half save to deny Laimer.
“Trapp did a good job,” conceded Tedesco.
In the final 10 minutes, substitute striker Yussuf Poulsen dribbled through the defence but was left with his head in his hands after failing to get his shot away.
Three days after needing an extra-time goal to squeeze past Real Betis in the Europa League last 16 to book a clash with Barcelona in the quarter-finals, Frankfurt looked jaded, failing to have a single shot on the Leipzig goal.
Leipzig last played the previous Sunday having had a full week off due to their bye into the Europa League quarter-finals.
Their last 16 opponents Spartak Moscow were excluded from the competition as part of a ban by UEFA on all Russian clubs following the invasion of Ukraine.
Leipzig have drawn Italian side Atalanta in the Europa League quarter-finals.
200+ Channels With Sports & News
- Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
- Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
- Includes NBC, USA, FOX, ESPN, CBSSN & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
- Price: $69.99/mo. for Entertainment package
- Watch World Cup, Euro 2024 & MLS
- Includes ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 + local channels
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
- Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
- Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
- Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
2,000+ soccer games per year
- Price: $4.99/mo
- Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
- Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
- Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
- Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
- Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
- Fabinho, Thiago start for Liverpool in Champions League final
- Mbappe’s decision to stay at PSG good for French football: Deschamps
- Tens of thousands of Liverpool fans turn Paris red
- Abramovich says owning Chelsea ‘honour of lifetime’ as sale set for completion
- Western United upset Melbourne City to win A-League final
- Liverpool and Real Madrid ready for mouth-watering Champions League final
- Chelsea sale to Boehly consortium to be completed on Monday
- Liverpool and Real Madrid ready for Champions League final rematch
- Where to find Liverpool vs. Real Madrid on US TV
- Hrustic, Rogic spearhead Australia squad for crunch World Cup playoff