Timo Werner hat trick leads RB Leipzig to German Cup rout of Teutonia Ottensen


Timo Werner scores a hat trick, assists another in the first half

Timo Werner comes up big with three goals and an assist as Leipzig goes up 4-0 on Teutonia.

German Cup holders RB Leipzig began their defence of the trophy with a commanding 8-0 victory over fourth division side Teutonia Ottensen after Timo Werner grabbed a first half hat trick on Tuesday.

The match was moved to Leipzig's stadium after the pitch at Dessau's Paul Greifzu stadium was left unplayable after being sprayed with chemicals by unknown culprits.

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Werner, who struggled in his final season with Chelsea, looked back to his best as he made clever runs and found space in the box to score three times while he also assisted Andre Silva to give Leipzig a 4-0 half-time lead.

Leipzig dominated possession while Ottensen failed to register a single shot on target in the game.

The second half was also one-way traffic as Silva scored his second while Emil Forsberg and Christopher Nkunku got on the scoresheet. Dani Olmo completed the rout with a goal in the 90th minute as Leipzig advanced to the next round.