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‘Firmino-esque’: Some fans react as reported Everton and Newcastle target scores on Bundesliga return

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‘Firmino-esque’: Some fans react as reported Everton and Newcastle target scores on Bundesliga return

Reported Everton and Newcastle United target Yussuf Poulsen was in action today as the Bundesliga returned after a two-month hiatus.

Sport Bild claimed in April that the Toffees and the Magpies, as well as Premier League rivals West Ham, were keeping tabs on the Denmark international.

The RB Leipzig forward had fallen behind summer signing Patrik Schick in the pecking order since Julian Nagelsmann took over at the Red Bull Arena, leading to speculation over his future.

However, Poulsen was given the nod in Leipzig’s starting XI in their first game back from the shutdown, a home fixture against Freiburg.

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Leipzig were wasteful on the day as they laboured to a 1-1 draw and lost further ground on Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich – who play tomorrow – in the title race.

They had 17 shots, seven of which were on target, they could only score once, while Freiburg had three shots, only one of which was on target – the game’s opening goal.

Manuel Gulde’s 34th minute opener came against the run of play, and the Red Bulls had to wait until 13 minutes from time before Poulsen emphatically headed home their equaliser.

There was late VAR-related drama too, as Robin Koch slotted home what seemed to be a 93rd-minute winner for Freiburg, only for VAR to rule there had been an offside in the build-up.

 

What did fans make of Poulsen’s display? Here is some of the social media reaction:

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