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Bundesliga: Werner extends and meets at Nagelsmanns home debut


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Leipzig (dpa) - First signed, then hit: National player Timo Werner has given RB Leipzig a near perfect Sunday.

The 23-year-old scored in the 2-1 (1-0) the Sachsen against Eintracht Frankfurt the opening goal (10th minute) and thus ensured a successful Bundesliga home debut of the new coach Julian Nagelsmann. Yussuf Poulsen (80th) relented in the second half. Before the match, the Champions League participants had announced that Werner wants to stay in Leipzig until 2023. Gonzalo Paciencia scored the goals just before the final whistle (89 ').

"We are glad that the negotiations with Timo Werner have now brought to a positive conclusion and he has decided to extend the contract with us," said club boss Oliver Mintzlaff. In the stadium, the message was acknowledged with loud applause.

Werner had long flirted with a change to Bayern. "Of course, this process has been going on for a very long time, but I really wanted to be completely confident that I could take the next steps in the development of this club, and now I can fully concentrate on getting our season back to a successful season play, "said Werner. In addition, according to "kicker" information, there is an opt-out clause of a moderate 30 million euros.

The game against Frankfurt in front of 40,108 spectators almost moved into the background. While Nagelsmann made only one change with Christopher Nkunku for Kevin Kampl, Adi Hütter moved his Eintracht after the 0-1 in the playoff first leg of the Europa League at Racing Strasbourg equal to six positions. The last criticized Ante Rebic was missing as Mijat Gacinovic struck, according to the club.

The first big chance had the guests. After a mistake, the Eintracht switched quickly, left Filip Kostic (6th) ran alone to RB keeper Peter Gulacsi on the left, missed with his shot close to the housing. On the opposite side Poulsen could only extend to a corner, but at the far post Werner tried it with a risky shooting in the short, lower corner and met the acclaimed leadership.

After the change Werner had (48.) after a steep pass from Nkunku the 2: 0 on the foot, but failed this time to the attentive Eintracht keeper Kevin Trapp. After an hour Nagelsmann brought for the good Nkunku playmaker Emil Forsberg. But the game became increasingly flattened. Great opportunities were suddenly in short supply. In the final phase Nagelsmann changed the ailing Werner (79.) and brought RB returnee Ademola Lookman into play. Pacienca once again provided suspense.

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