- Timo Werner hat-trick score helped RB Leipzig attain 5-0 victory against hosts Mainz on Sunday. The win earned RB Leipzig back its third place in the Bundesliga after three subsequent draws.
The 24-year-old forward with the talent to burn is targeted by several top European clubs this summer, opened his account in the 11th minute followed by Yussuf Poulsen’s goal in the 23rd minute
Marcel Sabitzer ended the first half in style has he flicked in from close range making it three goals as Mainz collapsed.
German international Werner left an indelible mark in the second half. Three minutes after the restart, found the back of the net over keeper Florian Mueller marking the 75th for his 24th goal of the season and 91st in all competitions and becoming Leipzig’s all-time top scorer.
“Timo Werner has developed a very good sense not to move only on the wings but to go over to the 10 positions,” said Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann.
“Coupled with his speed, that makes him a more versatile player and makes it harder for his opponents to control him.”
Following Werner’s hat-trick, Leipzig crushed Mainz 8-0 earlier this season moving back into third on 54 points, one point ahead of Bayer Leverkusen and two clear of Borussia Moenchengladbach in the battle for a Champions League’s top spot.
Leipzig also set an outstanding club record with 68 goals scored this season, best of all times since their promotion to the Bundesliga in 2016.
Leipzig’s speed down the wings demolished Mainz’s attack tactics which were launched late in the game.
Bayern Munich leads the standings with 61 points, four ahead of Borussia Dortmund who they face on Tuesday.
The Bundesliga became first Europe’s major sports league to resume last week, behind the closed stadium, after being suspended for more than two months in a bid to curb COVI-19 pandemic