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Werner scores hat-trick in 3-1 victory at Gladbach

Timo Werner bags a hat-trick (38', 47', 90+4') | Embolo strikes late for the hosts (90+1') | RBL top the Bundesliga table with three wins in three matches

Dream start! RBL celebrate a third victory in as many matches with a 3-1 win away at Borussia Mönchengladbach that puts them top of the Bundesliga table, at least for a day. 

Man of the match: Timo Werner with three goals! Gladbach's Breel Embolo pulled one back in extra-time and made it exciting for a few minutes until Werner put the game to bed.

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Match facts

Highlights:

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Julian Nagelsmann makes three changes to his starting XI: Konrad Laimer, Kevin Kampl and Emil Forsberg start in place of Nordi Mukiele, Diego Demme and Christopher Nkunku.
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10': Gladbach have the first good chance. Alassane Plea and Breel Embolo combine with a one-two, but Plea fires over. Embolo also misses the target moments later.
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18': Timo Werner's has our first attempt on goal blocked. A second from Marcel Sabitzer goes wide (23').
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32': Gladbach are still creating the better chances. Péter Gulácsi denies Plea with a world-class stop.
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38': RBL make the breakthrough! Timo Werner finds the net after some delightful build-up play from Kevin Kampl and Emil Forsberg.
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47': Timo makes it two just after the break! Kampl and Forsberg combine again to create the chance and Poulsen finds Werner with a bit of fortune...
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... and he bursts through the Gladbach defence to slot the ball past Sommer again, making it 2-0 with his fourth goal of the season!
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64': It's an open match. RBL push for another and Timo Werner's drilled cross misses Poulsen by a whisker. Sommer denies Sabitzer with a fingertip save just a minute later (65').

67': Luck for Leipzig! The ball falls to Embolo six meters from goal but he takes a heavy touch and Klostermann, Orban and Gulácsi scramble to make the clearance. 

90+1': Goal for Gladbach
Breel Embolo beats subsitute Nordi Mukiele in the air to head home Lászlo Bénes' free kick. The game is tight again. 

90+ 4': Goal for RBL 
The decider! Gulácsi kicks long and Ginter accidentally heads the ball directly into the path of Werner, who keeps his cool to make it 3-1 and complete his first ever Bundeliga hat-trick. 

 

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