Timo Werner netted twice and secured the Champions League spot in his last game for RB Leipzig before his Chelsea switch next month.
It was a fitting end for the 24-year-old who has arguably been Leipzig’s best players in the past few seasons.
Oh, and he is also their all-time leading goalscorer with 95 goals (and 40 assists from 159 appearances).
Da ist der Rekord!!! 👏👏
— RB Leipzig (@DieRotenBullen) June 27, 2020
The two goals, his 34th and 35th in all competitions this season, also helped secure the third-place finish for Leipzig, just three points behind the runners-up Borussia Dortmund.
Both goals illustrate Werner’s best qualities the Chelsea fans can expect to witness next season.
He timed his runs impeccably, and beat the offside traps before slotting the ball into the net. In addition, the second goal also displayed his great footwork.
Timo Werner with his 27th league goal of the season! Let's hope he can score a few more for Leipzig for one last time 👊
27 Goals & 8 Assists in 33 Games 🔥pic.twitter.com/jhoBIYThSa
— Nouman (@nomifooty) June 27, 2020
Good finish this!! Perfect day for Werner, 2 goals for him, 94 goals for Leipzig their all time scorer, winning goal in last match, couldn't have asked for a better sending off. This ride is over, new beginning at London soon. Can't wait. #CFC pic.twitter.com/98wGxHQL3B
— Blueisthecolor (@CFC_Avinash) June 27, 2020
“I just wanted to have fun with my teammates who I’ve spent the last four years here playing with and with success and get another win,” Werner said in an interview after the game.
“I think we did that very well. When I’m on my way home, then there’ll be a lot of nostalgia.”
Some final words from Timo Werner 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/oa8ZRG0jId
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) June 27, 2020
As previously announced, Werner is not going to be in Leipzig’s squad for the Champions League which will take place in August and is going to fly to London and join his new teammates, instead.
Another Chelsea summer signing Hakim Ziyech who has been training with Ajax despite Eredivisie’s premature end is also expected to arrive in London soon.
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