There has been little Bundesliga football in the former East Germany since unification in 1990. "Football is a business that needs an enormous amount of money," says Martin Machowecz from weekly newspaper Die Zeit. "And here's someone who's come along, got involved and made sure that we've now reached the same standard as in West Germany in an area of society that's important." Leipzig's football tradition What RB as a club lacks in sporting history, its home city and its stadium provide. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lokomotive Leipzig beat Bordeaux on penalties in the 1987 Uefa

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