Benjamin Šeško (foto: uradna spletna stran kluba)
Leipzig's coach Marco Rose included Benjamin Šeško in the starting lineup for a Bundesliga match for the first time this season. Today, Leipzig's captain was Kevin Kampl.
In the fifth round of the German championship, Leipzig visited Monchengladbach and confirmed their good form with another important victory, showcasing their potential for top positions. Leipzig celebrated a 1:0 away win, securing 12 out of a possible 15 points from their first five matches.
This currently places them third in the standings. Bayern has one point more, while Stuttgart, the surprise of the season's initial phase, is ahead of Leipzig due to a higher goal count.
Today, Leipzig's coach Marco Rose heeded the fans' calls and included Slovenian star Benjamin Šeško in the starting eleven, where he began the attack alongside Loïs Opanda. Šeško spent 70 minutes on the pitch, and the match was decided five minutes later by the very player who had previously relegated Šeško to the bench in the initial rounds – Timo Werner.
Šeško received positive reviews for his performance – for instance, the statistical portal Sofascore gave him a rating of 7.2, and some German media also rated his performance with a seven.
In the match against Monchengladbach, another Slovenian in the team, Kevin Kampl, wore Leipzig's captain's armband.