RB Leipzig Secure First-Ever Last 16 Champions League Spot

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Updated November 27, 2019
Benfica’s Portuguese midfielder Pizzi (C) vies with Leipzig’s German defender Lukas Klostermann (L) and Leipzig’s Austrian midfielder Konrad Laimer (R) during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match RB Leipzig v Benfica in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on November 27, 2019.
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RB Leipzig qualified for the Champions League knockout stages for the first time on Wednesday after Emil Forsberg fired them back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Benfica.

The German outfit looked set to lose but Forsberg pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the 90th minute before hitting the leveler five minutes into added time.

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Leipzig are three points clear of Zenit St Petersburg and Lyon at the top of Group G with one match to play and cannot be removed from the top two due to a superior head-to-head record.