Autumn champions RB Leipzig have a good half-time against Union Berlin to win the round opener, set the table and bundesliga record. RB is on the title course – also because of Timo Werner.
In Gerd Müller’s footsteps, Timo Werner has blasted his own dream goal. But his art shot into the corner for the R’ckrunden auftakt against Union Berlin astonished even the accurate goalkeeper, who quickly kept autumn champion RB Leipzig on their own on the title course in the Fueball Bundesliga.
“I don’t think I’ve ever scored a goal like that,” Werner said of his brilliant equaliser in the 3-1 (0:1) win on Sky: “Was I supposed to say? The war is optimal. It’s great that he’s flying in like that. But there were times when I might have been shot out of the stadium.”
On the Rongen, no one goes into cover any more when Werner starts to score. The 23-year-old is in the form of his life. Against Union Werner (51st/83rd) scored his season goals 19 and 20. It was thanks in particular to him that RB turned the game after the early goal by Marius Bolter (10th) and extended the lead.
Trainer Julian Nagelsmann gives Werner the school grade “1” for goals. It was “typical for Timo” to score goals from situations where men don’t score. German coach Joachim Lew, the Werner-Gala at the Triben, who shared Nagelsmann’s inclusion.
“At the end of the season, you will be billed”
Werner is a reason for the H’henflug of RB Leipzig, and RB a reason for the H’henflug of the national player. In the disability mind, the attacker changes in front of goal. Since the contract was signed until 2023, the future has been scuttled – and the blockade has been lifted. Werner meets and meets.
“He has the self-made, he’s probably missing. There is a lot of peace and quiet around him. He’s a player who needs it,” said substitute Marcel Sabitzer, the RB in the 57th minute. He joked: “It has to be his goal now to score 40 goals. Then we are satisfied.”
40 goals in a Bundesliga season for Gerd Müller (1971/72). The comparisons with the “bomber of the nation” honored him, Werner said, “but at the end of the season will be settled.”
That gilds for the duel for the Torj-gerkanone with Bayern Munich Robert Lewandowski like fer the race for the championship. In this it looks fer the Saxons. With the victory against Union, Leipzig were also based on the team’s hunger for goals: for the ninth Bundesliga game in a row, RB scored at least three goals – a record.
“It will be the German champion. We are first in the table after 18 games. It is clear that the incentive to stay up there is clear,” Werner said: “But I am not calling a championship fight here.”
The Berliners had no doubt that they lost to a title contender. “You to the teams that compete for the championship with the games,” coach Urs Fischer said in the direction of Nagelsmann. Midfielder Christian Gentner said he had seen “no stiffer opponent” this season, “even from the individual class.” This also meant Timo Werner…