Return match of RB Leipzig in the Europa League against Glasgow Rangers: TV problem with RTL!

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Return match of RB Leipzig in the Europa League against Glasgow Rangers: TV problem with RTL!

RB Leipzig’s next Europa League match will again not be shown on free-to-air TV. The reasons are obvious.

Leipzig- It’s not quite fair. takes place on Thursday evening RB Leipzig to Europa League semi-final second leg at the Glasgow Rangers (9 p.m. / RTL+). Like the first leg, the match will not be shown on free-to-air television.

RB Leipzig’s Dominik Szoboszlai (21) and Glasgow’s John Lundstram (28) aren’t exactly thrilled that the second leg of the semi-final won’t be shown on TV for free. © Jan Woitas/dpa

Instead, the private broadcaster is once again showing Eintracht Frankfurt’s performance against West Ham United, this time of course the second leg at Deutsche Bank Park.

RTL often exchanged happily between the participating German teams.

During the qualifiers, for example, the broadcaster showed Saxony’s first leg against Real Sociedad San Sebastian live on free-to-air TV, while Borussia Dortmund’s encounter with Glasgow Rangers was only shown on RTL+ . A week later, it was the other way around.

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In the semi-finals, Eintracht Frankfurt is the only one to pass. The reasons seem to be purely commercial.

While up to 2.96 million viewers watched Rasenballer’s free-to-air TV game against San Sebastian, the 2-1 win over West Ham at the top 6.37 million football fans on screens.

Of course, the playoff game and the semi-finals are different again. The difference is still huge, so the decision probably wasn’t difficult for the TV channel in the end.

Even before the first leg, Red Bulls fans were very angry. “Apparently, we have to reach the final for a game to run on RTL and not on RTL+”, he declared on the Twitter account of “RB-Fans.de“If the Bundesliga team reaches the final, RTL will not be able to avoid broadcasting the match on free television.

But before that, the inhabitants of Leipzig have their work cut out for them. After the 1-0 victory in the first leg, it takes at least a draw to go directly to the final.

But the Ibrox stadium is known for its breathtaking atmosphere. A bloodless performance like Monday against Borussia Monchengladbach (1:3) will certainly not be enough for the Saxons.

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