RB Leipzig will be missing key defender Dayot Upamecano for their final game in Group H in the Champions League against Manchester United next week.
Upamecano, 22, has been a figurehead in Julian Nagelsmann’s side since his arrival back in 2017 and having helped guide the Bundesliga outfit to a place in last season’s semi-finals, the Frenchman has emerged as one of Europe’s brightest talents.
However, as Group H hangs tensely in the balance, RB Leipzig will need to find a way to manage Upamecano’s absence when the German side face United next Tuesday.
RB Leipzig’s commanding centre-back picked up a third yellow card of his European campaign earlier tonight whilst in action against Istanbul.
Upamecano’s third booking will see him miss his side’s final group match through disciplinary suspension.
Upamecano suspended for Leipzig’s game against United next week. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) December 2, 2020
Elsewhere, United are currently preparing to take-on Paris-Saint Germain in tonight’s key fixture.
Should the Reds beat Thomas Tuchel’s men for a third time in as many seasons, alongside Solskjaer’s team, RB Leipzig will also be firm favourites to reach the knockout stage.
However, should United draw or lose to their Ligue 1 counterparts this evening, next week’s final match day will prove decisive, with everything still to play for.