In a group that’s waiting for someone to assert their dominance on it, Leipzig were the 2-1 victors at home to Zenit in this latest Champions League clash. This victory places them at the top of their group with six points from their opening three games. Leipzig will be ecstatic after their victory which places them above their big-name group rivals, namely in Lyon and Benfica.

Whilst not being a model of consistency so far this season, Leipzig have still shown off their impressive credentials under their new management, only slipping to two losses across all competitions to this present stage. The current form has dipped, however, and after three winless weeks in their domestic league, a win here was vital for the developing side based in Saxony.

Coming into this game, Zenit were enjoying a surprisingly good run of results in the Champions League, earning a respectable 1-1 draw away in Lyon and a comfortable win 3-1 at home to Benfica. Currently, only second via goal difference in the Russian Super League, Sergei Semak and his men have been enjoying a successful campaign so far this year and were not to be underestimated by their opponents on this evening. Even though they took the lead in this game, they didn’t have enough to outlast their German counterparts and faltered to their first loss in European competition this season.

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