Kohfeldt’s views on the game: Werder put on a disciplined performance from the get-go in the away fixture against RB Leipzig, but at the same time struggled to make any impact in the opposition half. "We just don’t create enough chances. And when we do create them, we have to be more clinical," was Florian Kohfeldt’s analysis. Matchday 28 sees his side face the league’s second-placed side and the Werder coach was full of praise for his opposite number Julian Nagelsmann. "Leipzig now have a mentality like Bayern. They power on and want to win everything, it doesn’t matter what. You can tell they have a clear plan in their build-up, so dominant and they use their space well. They play great football under Julian Nagelsmann." Despite reaching the cup semis, the situation in the league remains unchanged. However: "reaching the semis gave us a positive feeling and we achieved something wonderful. We feel good going into the game."
The last meeting: Romano Schmid made his Werder debut in the reverse fixture. Leipzig were the dominant side on home turf; Sabitzer converting the opener from the penalty spot (26'), before Dani Olmo doubled the lead before the break (41').