Marsch loses Bundesliga debut as Leipzig stumble at coronavirus-hit Mainz | The Guardian Nigeria News


Leipzig’s US head coach Jesse Marsch reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match between FSV Mainz 05 and RB Leipzig in Mainz, western Germany, on August 15, 2021. (Photo by Daniel ROLAND / AFP)

American Jesse Marsch lost his first Bundesliga game as head coach of RB Leipzig on Sunday after his side suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat at Mainz, whose preparations had been badly hit by an outbreak of Covid-19.

After winning back-to-back Austrian league and cup titles with RB Salzburg, Marsch moved to their sister club this season to replace Julian Nagelsmann, who is now at Bayern Munich.

There was a minute’s silence before kick-off to pay respect to German legend Gerd Mueller who died in the early hours of Sunday.

The hosts deservedly took an early lead when captain Moussa Niakhate hooked the ball into Leipzig’s goal on 13 minutes.

It was a remarkable display from Mainz whose preparations were disrupted by having 11 players quarantined as striker Karim Onisiwo…

Source: Guardian Newspaper