Chelsea-bound Werner bids Leipzig farewell with double
The German striker will play for The Blues next season
German striker Timo Werner marked his RB Leipzig swansong with two well-taken goals to guide his side to a 2-1 victory at Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Leipzig full back Nordi Mukiele and midfielder Emil Forsberg spurned glorious opportunities before Werner, who will depart for Chelsea at the end of the season, put his side in front in the 28th minute.
Some final words from Timo Werner ??? pic.twitter.com/oa8ZRG0jId- Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) June 27, 2020
The 24-year-old latched on to a defence-splitting pass from Amadou Haidara before rounding Augsburg goalkeeper Tomas Koubek for his 27th league goal of the season.
Augsburg, who had a red card for Philipp Max overturned by VAR in the second half, hit back through Ruben Vargas, whose long-range effort proved too powerful for Yvon Mvogo to keep out.
WHAT. A. TEAM. ?? Danke für alles! pic.twitter.com/Dah6xbyOkL- Timo Werner (@TimoWerner) June 27, 2020
Werner added a second eight minutes from time, latching on to Angelino's cross-field pass and firing into the bottom corner.
The result means Leipzig end the season in third place with 66 points, one shy of their record Bundesliga tally achieved in 2016-17, while Augsburg finish in 15th with 36 points, five clear of the relegation zone.
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