RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann has cleared up the confusion that saw some of his players wear different kits against Tottenham Hotspur.
The Bundesliga club secured a 1-0 first leg victory over Spurs in the Champions League last-16, but eagle-eyed viewers were left scratching their heads as the Leipzig players appeared to be donning contrasting jerseys during the match.
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RB Leipzig beat Spurs 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.
Timo Werner scored a second-half penalty to separate the sides in north London.
Viewers noticed some of the Leipzig players were wearing different kits.
Some jerseys had a red and yellow Red Bull logo embroidered on the front, while for others the shirt sponsor was in white.
Nagelsmann has now explained how a mix up from the hotel to the ground caused his players to wear different kits.
Timo Werner netted the all-important away goal for Leipzig, tucking home from the spot in the 58th minute after Ben Davies clattered into Konrad Laimer.
It was the Germany international’s 26th goal of the season and hands the Red Bulls a solid cushion heading into the return leg in Saxony next month.
However, fans noticed how the match-winner was wearing two separate, non-identical shirts, during the 90 minutes; one in the first half with a white Red Bull logo, and one after the restart with a red and yellow shirt sponsor.
Indeed many of Leipzig’s players were sporting different kits at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, leading to some confusion away from the turf, which Nagelsmann has now cleared up.
“On the way from the hotel the kit wasn’t complete in the different boxes,” said the Leipzig boss at his post-match press conference.
“It wasn’t on the bus, and that’s why there was a bit of a mix-up. It will certainly be sorted out for the second leg. We’ll have the right kit.”