Former Chelsea striker Timo Werner has just scored from 30 yards out, 36 minutes into second RB Leipzig debut.
The crowd is ecstatic for Timo Werner after he scored from 30 yards out on his second RB Leipzig debut this afternoon.
The German forward, who previously left Leipzig for Chelsea in 2020 for a fee of £47.5 million, completed a permanent transfer to Leipzig earlier this week.
Werner decided it was time to go back to the Bundesliga because he never felt at home at Stamford Bridge.
He was immediately included in the starting lineup for Leipzig’s match against Koln on Saturday, and Werner quickly justified Domenico Tedesco’s confidence.
The 26-year-old received the ball quickly, took a quick touch, and decided to test Marvin Schwabe from a distance. Werner let rip with a curling effort that Schwabe found too hot to handle and he let it slip under his arms and into the net.
Werner wheeled away in joy knowing he had made the best possible start as it gave Leipzig a 1-0 lead.
Florian Dietz of Koln has since equalized, and Dominik Szoboszlai of Leipzig was dismissed just before halftime.
It only took Timo Werner 36 minutes to score on his RB Leipzig return! ⚽ pic.twitter.com/PoSpkqiHJm
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Despite this, Werner’s strike has elicited a response from the crowd, who are happy to see him enjoying himself again.
Werner always deserved more support, someone said.
Another way to say it is “back to what he does best.”
Another wrote on Twitter, “All he had to do was get away from Chelsea.”
After announcing his departure, Werner wrote a letter to Chelsea supporters, thanking them for their support.
“Hello, Blues I have completed my tenure with Chelsea FC as of today “Using social media, he wrote. “I am incredibly appreciative of the time I was able to spend at this unique club.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank my teammates, the coaches and staff, and especially you, the Chelsea Football Club’s loyal fans.
“Over the past two years, I have experienced an incredible amount of love and support, and I will never forget how you guys stood by me through both happy and difficult times.
“Together, we won trophies like the Champions League, and I will never forget the song you composed and chanted in my honor. I’m already anticipating possibly returning to play at Stamford Bridge in the future.
Timo: “See you soon.”