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UCL: United vs RBL



Marcus Rashford has recently starred on and off the pitch, but the Manchester United forward will have a disappointing match against RB Leipzig should Dayot Upamecano kill him.

England attacker Rashford had an impressive late goal to open the group stage as United stunned Paris Saint-Germain - which were beaten by Bayern Munich to become European champions last season. Bruno Fernandes was also targeted with a penalty in a 2-1 win in Paris, but both players were disappointed as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were held a goalless draw at home to Chelsea on Saturday. . England defender Harry Maguire was back in that game, however, and he will have a more incredible job than trying to keep Leipzig's strong attackers quiet. Fernandes may be the player Leipzig should keep an eye on. The Portuguese midfielder has scored 4 goals and created 3 goals in all competitions.

Leipzig won 1-0 on their most recent visit to England in February - part of a resounding 4-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the round of 16 last season. Upamecano had a 70% success rate in Champions League duels last season - no French player enjoyed more than that. Angelino was the top scorer in the tournament at the start with 2 goals in his name, the Spaniard has scored 4 goals in 6 matches in all competitions since re-signing with Leipzig on loan from Manchester City. Leipzig are only in their third season in the Champions League, having beaten Benfica, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid on their way to the semi-finals last season. At 33, Julian Nagelsmann is this year's competition's youngest coach. Upamecano made his French debut last month - before scoring in his second appearance - and has contributed to his reputation with an impressive start to the campaign at club level. Outstanding in last season's UEFA Champions League quarter-final win over Atletico Madrid in August, he was the key to the Leipzig defense to conceding only three goals in seven matches this season. The 21-year-old also scored a stellar personal goal in the weekend's win over Hertha Berlin, leading to comparisons with Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk Outstanding in last season's UEFA Champions League quarter-final win over Atletico Madrid in August, he was the key to the Leipzig defense to conceding only three goals in seven matches this season. The 21-year-old also scored a stellar personal goal in the weekend's win over Hertha Berlin, leading to comparisons with Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk Outstanding in last season's UEFA Champions League quarter-final win over Atletico Madrid in August, he was the key to the Leipzig defense to conceding only three goals in seven matches this season. The 21-year-old also scored a stellar personal goal in the weekend's win over Hertha Berlin, leading to comparisons with Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk.  




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