Werner shoots Leipzig with a triple pack to the top - sports
Timo Werner has shot RB Leipzig with a three-pack to the top of the Bundesliga. The outstanding international scored in the hard-fought 3-1 (1-0) at Borussia Mönchengladbach his season goals number three to five (38th, 47th, 90th + 4). Thanks to the best start to the club's history, the team of new coach Julian Nagelsmann is back in first place for at least one night since December 2016 for the first time.
Werner, who had only extended his contract a week ago by 2023, also scored in the third season game for the Bulls and proved once again as Gladbach expert: In seven league games against Borussia, he now comes to eight goals. Because Gladbach also left his best chances long unused, Coach Marco Rose experienced a completely new feeling: In the 54th home game as a professional coach conceded the native Leipzig for the first time a defeat. The first goal of new signing Breel Embolo (90. + 1) was not enough.
Gladbach finds after the first sampling quickly into play
"First place would be a nice side effect, even if the championship is probably not yet decided," Nagelsmann had said flippantly before kick-off. On the lawn, it was still straight to the point - similar to the ranks: In protest against RB caused the Gladbach fans during the first 19 minutes at Leipzig possession with whistles belonging to noise.
Because the Borussia after the first sampling but quickly into the game, the whistles were heard less and less. The Rose team was extremely high and sought sometimes the ball in the opponent's penalty area - often successfully. The home side also had their first chance: scorer Alassane Plea narrowly missed the ball after a nice double pass with Breel Embolo (10).
The under Nagelsmann first time with a four-chain acting Leipzig meanwhile set to counterattack. Above all, the strong Kevin Kampl bridged with midfielder fast again and again the midfield, front was national player Werner but still in a lost position. The 47,227 spectators in Borussia Park got their money's worth thanks to the intensively led game.
In conclusion, the Borussia is too harmless
Just when the Borussia had missed the lead by Plea (32.) again after a nice combination, RB struck ice cold: Werner left Ginter in a duel, appeared free before Yann Sommer and pushed the ball through the legs of the Gladbach keepers leadership a.
Directly after the break, it was again Werner who made for Gladbach cold shower: After a loss of ball by Fabian Johnson the ball landed by detours at the scorer, who ignited the turbo and remained cold again before summer. The Borussia urged in the episode although on the connection and met with a deflected shot from new signing Stefan Lainer (58) and the crossbar, but remained in the conclusion too harmless.