RasenBallsport (RB) Leipzig are the youngest club in the Bundesliga, having only been founded in 2009 and are the first team in the top flight based in the east since 2009.
RB Leipzig have become a figurehead for a talking point in modern football as financial investors begin to play a bigger role in football. Red Bull have helped Leipzig fly up the table, and with former Ingolstadt head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl now in charge, much is expected of the club in their debut Bundesliga season. Ralf Rangnick, in the dugout last season, is the brains behind the club's revolution.
RB Leipzig have reached the last eight of the Europa League after a 1-1 draw with Zenit in St.Petersburg. Leipzig’s slender victory in Germany last week ultimately proved the difference against a stubborn Zenit side.
Eintracht Frankfurt came from behind to beat RB Leipzig and go third in the Bundesliga. But the game will be remembered for a large protest by Frankfurt fans that saw them throw thousands of tennis balls on the pitch.
The first of five Monday night Bundesliga fixtures this season takes place tonight as Eintracht Frankfurt host RB Leipzig. But match-going supporters are planning to protest against the unpopular scheduling.