When Tyler Adams lands at RB Leipzig in January, one of the factors that will influence the amount of playing time he sees in the short term will be the number of games RBL has to play after its winter break. Indeed, that may also influence the overall size of the squad Leipzig carries into the second half of the season, as head coach Ralf Rangnick has suggested the winter transfer window might be quieter than anticipated for his team if there is no more Europa League to worry about beyond this game.
To progress any further in the tournament, RBL needs to finish in the top two of Group B. Top spot is already taken: RB Salzburg has won the group. Leipzig is chasing second place, and must win this game in order to have a shot. The other requirement is that Salzburg beats Celtic in a match in Glasgow that will kick off at the same time as this one.
RBL will be expected to get three points from this game, since Rosenborg has lost all five of its preceding matches in Group B. Salzburg’s task in Scotland is a little less straightforward, and the Austrian club’s priorities might not necessarily extend to helping out its German sibling.
But if Leipzig is going to bow out of Europe before Christmas, it would surely prefer to bow out with a home win. And Tyler Adams will doubtless be watching to find out whether his new club will still be playing Europa League when he arrives.
Per livesoccertv.com, here’s where to find the game if watching from the USA: