RB Leipzig’s victory over Manchester United on Tuesday not only propelled the German side into the Champions League knockout stages it also proved its run to last year’s semi-finals was no fluke, said coach Julian Nagelsmann.
Needing a win to advance from Group H, Leipzig powered to a 3-0 lead before a late United comeback, with two goals in the final 10 minutes, almost scuppered its chances of reaching the last-16. The side hung on for a 3-2 win that saw United eliminated.
Paris St Germain, which defeated Leipzig in last season’s semis, is also through, though it has to play the remainder of Tuesday’s suspended game against Istanbul Basaksehir later on Wednesday.
Nagelsmann said beating United would come as a psychological boost to his side.
“The win is very important for the boys so that they realise that we were not a one-hit wonder last year [season],” Nagelsmann said.