Leipzig thrash Stuttgart as two-goal Szoboszlai stars on full debut

RB Leipzig 4-0 Stuttgart: Dominik Szoboszlai stars on his full debut for the hosts as the former Red Bull Salzburg midfielder scores twice to take his new team up to third in the Bundesliga

  • Dominik Szoboszlai put RB Leipzig in front with an eye-catching strike
  • After Emil Forsberg’s goal just after half time, Szoboszlai netted a free kick
  • Andre Silva then scored from the penalty spot to round off the scoring 

Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai scored twice on his first Bundesliga start for RB Leipzig as they thrashed VfB Stuttgart 4-0 on Friday to notch their first league win of the campaign.

The home side utterly dominated the first 45 minutes, racking up 16 attempts on goal and taking the lead in the 38th minute through Szoboszlai, who drove a dipping, swerving shot across keeper Florian Mueller and in at the far post.

Leipzig made it 2-0 in the opening seconds of the second half with a brilliant team effort that was crowned by Emil Forsberg, who collected Andre Silva’s clever backheel in the box and poked home after some high-speed intricate passing.

Dominik Szoboszlai quickly endeared himself to RB Leipzig fans with a brace against Stuttgart

The capture from Red Bull Salzburg made it 1-0 with a venomous strike before half time

Emil Forsberg then doubled the hosts’ advantage just after the break following a flowing move

Szoboszlai then bagged his second before Andre Silva rounded off the scoring from the spot

MATCH FACTS

RB LEIPZIG (4-2-3-1): Gulacsi; Klostermann, Orban (Mukiele 76), Simakan, Gvardiol; Adams, Haidara (Sabitzer 69); Szoboszlai (Laimer 69), Forsberg, Nkunku (Poulsen 82); Silva (Hwang 69). 

Subs not used: Martinez, Brobbey, Raebiger, Kampl.

Goals: Szoboszlai 38, 52, Forsberg 46, Silva pen 65

Yellows: None

Manager: Jesse Marsch

STUTTGART (3-4-2-1): Muller; Mavropanos (Stenzel 84), Anton, Kempf; Massimo, Klement (Millot 73), Endo, Sosa; Forster (Thommy 81), Klimowicz (Kalajdzic 73); Al Ghaddioui (Didavi 46).

Subs not used: Bredlow, Mola, Ito.

Goals: None

Yellows: Kempf, Forster, Mavropanos

Manager: Pellegrino Matarazzo

Referee: Florian Badstubner

Szoboszlai got his second in the 52nd minute, driving in a low free kick from wide on the right that sailed past everyone and caught Mueller completely flat-footed as it flew into the net.

Silva added the fourth from the penalty spot in the 65th minute after Marc-Oliver Kempf handled the ball in the box.

The win lifted Leipzig to third in the table while Stuttgart slipped to seventh. Hoffenheim top the table after a 4-0 opening-day win over Augsburg, with Borussia Dortmund second on goal difference.




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