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How Xavi Simons and Lois Openda .

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Xavi Simons and Lois Openda .

RB Leipzig has seen a significant shake-up this summer, with several key players departing the Red Bull Arena. Among them, Dominik Szoboszlai and Christopher Nkunku, who were pivotal to Leipzig’s goal-scoring prowess last season, moved to the Premier League, with Liverpool and Chelsea securing their services.

Replacing such prolific goal-scorers is no easy task, as Szoboszlai and Nkunku combined for an impressive 34 goals in the previous campaign. Szoboszlai was known for his cutting runs from the right flank, while Nkunku increasingly took on the role of leading the attack.

However, RB Leipzig swiftly found potential successors in Xavi Simons and Lois Openda. Xavi, who arrived on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, and Openda, signed permanently from Lens after a remarkable season in Ligue 1 where he netted 21 goals, wasted no time making their mark on the team.

In just their second Bundesliga outing, Simons contributed with a goal and two assists in a resounding 5-1 victory over VfB Stuttgart. Openda continued his impressive form, scoring his second Bundesliga goal in as many games during the same match. The following week, Simons continued to shine, playing a crucial role in Leipzig’s impressive 3-0 win against Union Berlin. The Dutch youngster opened the scoring with a brilliant goal and provided an assist as they dismantled the previous league leaders.

In an interview with Leipzig’s official website, Xavi expressed his commitment to giving his all in every game, emphasizing his desire to score goals, provide assists, and help the team achieve their objectives. So far, he’s living up to his words, with a goal-involvement for every 54 minutes played, showcasing his immediate impact on the team.

Xavi Simons, at just 20 years old, has seamlessly integrated into RB Leipzig’s setup, demonstrating his ability to contribute both as a goal-scorer and a playmaker. Alongside Lois Openda, these two young talents are showing promise in filling the void left by Szoboszlai and Nkunku.

As Leipzig’s new arrivals continue to impress, fans of Marco Rose’s side can take solace in the fact that their team’s attacking prowess is in capable hands, ensuring that the departure of key players hasn’t left a void that can’t be filled.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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