Could 25 (UPI) — RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner scored three objectives for his second hat trick in opposition to Mainz, turning into the primary Bundesliga participant in 21 years to bag two hat tips in opposition to the identical foe in the identical season.

Werner scored within the 11th minute, 48th minute and 75th minute of the 5-Zero victory Sunday at Opel Enviornment in Mainz, Germany. Bayer Leverkusen’s Ulf Kirsten was the final participant to perform the feat when he recorded two hat tips in opposition to Borussia Monchengladbach throughout the 1998-1999 Bundesliga season.

Werner’s first hat trick got here in an 8-Zero win in opposition to Mainz on Nov. 2 in Leipzig, Germany.

“We performed very effectively from the primary minute and put stress on the entire recreation,” Werner stated.

The German ahead scored the primary objective of Sunday’s affair off an help from proper again Konrad Laimer. Laimer raced down the fitting flank to spark that sequence. The RB Leipzig defender slapped a cross into the field and located Werner as he stood by himself about 10 yards from the web. Werner knocked a first-touch shot into the far-post netting to beat Mainz keeper Florian Muller.

Yussuf Poulsen and Marcel Sabitzer every scored for RB Leipzig earlier than halftime to offer their sequad a 3-Zero edge on the break. Midfielder Kevin Kampl then assisted Werner’s second rating lower than three minutes into the second half. Kampl dribbled by means of a number of defenders throughout that play earlier than he slid a cross to Werner whereas contained in the field. Werner completed the play with a left-footed shot into the near-post netting.

Werner completed his hat trick with a break-away rating. Poulsen chipped a wonderful cross forward for Werner throughout that 75th minute sequence. Werner outran a number of defenders earlier than he used his left boot to knock a shot round Muller and into the fitting aspect of the web for RB Leipzig’s fifth and closing rating.

Werner now has a career-high 24 objectives this season.

RB Leipzig faces Hertha in one other Bundesliga conflict at 12:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday in Leipzig. Bayern Munich tops the Bundesliga standings whereas RB Leipzig sits in third place.

The Bundesliga season returned Could 16 after it was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. No followers are allowed to attend the video games resulting from security tips.