RB Leipzig Share the Spoils with Koln in Tough Bundesliga Clash

RB Leipzig Share the Spoils with Koln in Tough Bundesliga Clash

Isaac Darko
August 14, 2022 at 12:01 AM
  • Former Chelsea striker Timo Werner was on target as Leipzig drew 2-2 at home with Cologne on Saturday
  • The DFB-Pokal winners played the majority of the game with 10 men, after Dominik Szoboszlai received a straight red card
  • Timo Werner returned to his former club from Premier League giants Chelsea for a reported fee of £25million

Timo Werner scored a spectacular goal on his Bundesliga return as RB Leipzig were held to a 2-2 draw at home with Koln on Saturday.

The Germany international was thrown straight into the starting XI despite joining the team this week.

He announced his presence in the game in the 36 minutes after he curled an effort towards the far corner from long range.

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Timo Werner was on target as Leipzig share the spoils against Koln. Credit: @ghanaballers
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Koln equalised just four minutes later however, when striker Florian Dietz dinked in from close range to chalk up his first ever Bundesliga goal.

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French forward Christopher Nkunku gave the home side the lead in the 56th minute, but Koln were able to equalise with 20 minutes to go through a clumsy own goal from Leipzig's Josko Gvardiol.

RB Leipzig are set to welcome back German striker Timo Werner after agreeing on a permanent deal with Chelsea

Earlier Sports Brief reported that Timo Werner is set to return home to Germany permanently.

The Chelsea striker has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge and back to RB Leipzig.

Chelsea signed Werner from Leipzig in 2020 for €56,22 million. Werner has only made 89 appearances for the English club since then and scored 23 goals.

RB Leipzig are increasingly confident of signing Chelsea striker Timo Werner after his struggles in England

Timo Werner could return to his former club, RB Leipzig this summer and the Bundesliga club are highly optimistic about sealing a deal for the 25-year-old forward.

Werner has struggled to make any meaningful impact since joining the Blues in a £45m deal two years ago and is now itching for a move away from Stamford Bridge.

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