Borussia Dortmund are known for pressing high up the field, but their pressure tactics pale in comparison to those used by their countrymen to the east at RB Leipzig.
The newly promoted 3. Liga side kicked off their home game against VfB Stuttgart II on Saturday with eight players standing on the half-way line, waiting to sprint into the opposition third. The fairly unorthodox 2-0-8 formation paid off, as the Stuttgart defence were unprepared for the rapid onslaught, with striker Daniel Frahn heading into the net around seven seconds after the match started.
If they had lost possession straight away, this would have looked like the worst idea in the world, but the risk was rewarded and they emerged 3-1 winners on the day.
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