Former Chelsea striker Timo Werner has scored a first-half hat-trick as Leipzig began their German Cup title defence with an 8-0 rout of novice membership Teutonia Ottensen.
The German worldwide additionally had a hand within the different objective earlier than the break on Tuesday, scored by Andre Silva, as Leipzig went into halftime main 4-0.
Brazilian striker Silva added a second earlier than additional strikes by Swedish midfielder Emil Forsberg, French ahead Christopher Nkunku and Spanish winger Dani Olmo at Crimson Bull Area.
Hamburg-based Ottensen, who play in Germany’s fourth tier, have been initially imagined to host the match however have been pressured to search for an alternate venue as their very own stadium makes use of synthetic grass.
Ottensen ultimately settled on internet hosting the match in Dessau however vandals destroyed the grass on the Paul-Greifzu-Stadion with a suspected chemical substance final week, making the floor unplayable. The German soccer federation mentioned it had no choice however to host the sport in Leipzig.
Leipzig beat Freiburg in a penalty shootout in final season’s closing to say a primary main title within the membership’s brief historical past.