Timo Werner scored a first-half hat-trick as RB Leipzig began their DFB Cup defence with an emphatic 8-0 win over fourth-tier Teutonia Ottensen.
Teutonia Ottensen 0-8 RB Leipzig
Goals: 0-1 Werner 19' (assist: Forsberg), 0-2 Werner 20' (assist: Silva), 0-3 Silva 41' (assist: Werner), 0-4 Werner 43' (assist: Forsberg), 0-5 Silva 53' (assist: Szoboszlai), 0-6 Forsberg 56' (assist: Szoboszlai), 0-7 Nkunku 77' (assist: Silva), 0-8 Olmo 90'
Rescheduled due to Leipzig's Supercup commitments, the the 2022/23 DFB Cup's penultimate first-round tie was about as one-sided as they come. Andre Silva served notice of his side's intentions with a seventh-minute header against the woodwork, before Werner scored twice in the space of 60 seconds with two very similar finishes from inside the Ottensen area. The siege continued as Xaver Schlager struck a post from distance and Werner went within a whisker of turning in a Silva cross. Werner returned the favour for Leipzig's third goal, clinically dispatched by Silva, who was involved in the build-up for their fourth. Emil Forsberg played the final ball as Werner completed his hat-trick with aplomb.
The cat-and-mouse games continued into the second half as David Raum and Forsberg were denied a slice of the goal-scoring pie by Teutonia goalkeeper Yannick Zummack. Normal service was resumed when Silva showed a great piece of control from Dominik Szoboszlai and turn Tjorben Uphoff, before slotting in his second of the contest. Szoboszlai conjured up Leipzig's next goal within three minutes, the Hungarian's cross finding Forsberg for a deft back-heel from inside the six-yard area. Szoboszlai shot wide from close range, while Zummak denied Christopher Nkunku once, but not twice as the Leipzig substitute added a cool seventh. Dani Olmo made it eight with the final kick of a devastating display of attacking football.
- Werner now has 99 goals and 42 assists in 163 appearances for Leipzig in all competitions.
- It was the fourth time Werner has scored a hat-trick for Leipzig. All three previous efforts fell during the 2019/20 Bundesliga season.
- Nkunku has six goals in as many competitive games so far this term.
- Silva's first competitive goals of the 2022/23 season are his sixth and seventh across 12 DFB Cup games for Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt.
- Forsberg has scored at least once in six straight seasons of DFB Cup football.
- Leipzig defender Sanoussy Ba, 18, made his competitive debut.
Teutonia: Zummack - Weidlich (Graudenz 72'), Olayisoye (Mansaray 59'), Uphoff, Jesgarzewski (Coordes 46')- Steinwender, Siala, Istefo (Wohlers 46') - Brandt (c), Berisha - Lukowicz (Yeboah 80')
Unused subs: Liesegang, Abd El Aal Ali, L. Meyer, Mirchev
Out: Coffie (shin)
Coach: David Bergner
Leipzig: Blaswich - Simakan (Ba 62'), Orban (c), Gvardiol (Henrichs 57') - Schlager, Haidara (Olmo 57'), Raum (Novoa 57') - Szoboszlai, Forsberg - Silva, Werner (Nkunku 57')
Unused subs: Nikisch, Laimer
Out: Gulacsi (muscular), Halstenberg (suspended), Kampl (suspended), Klostermann (ankle), Poulsen (thigh)
Coach: Domenico Tedesco
As it happened!
Olmo scores with the final kick of the game after Zummack could only parry Silva's strike. The holders advance in style!
WE WANT EIGHT!
Olmo and Szoboszlai aren't done yet, but Zummack keeps both strikes out.
WHO ELSE BUT CHRISTO?
He's been a hive of activity since coming on. Now Nkunku gets his goal. His feet are just too quick as he collects Silva's pass into the box, and he can't miss from six yards.
GOAL! 0 : 7
Nkunku dances his way into the Teutonia area, but not past Zummack, who smothers at the France international's quick feet.
Teutonia should score as Steinwender gets to the byline and cuts a ball back for Lukowicz. He's completely unmarked, but spoons his shot over from just four yards out! That would have been one to tell the grandkids about...
Gorgeous from Nkunku to control Olmo's pass, but Zummack beats away the shot. Teutonia are being given a real lesson here...
No! Szoboszlai fluffs his lines from close range, after Nkunku put a goal on a plate for him!
It gets worse for Ottensen. Szoboszlai plays cat and mouse with the Teutonia defence, before crossing for Forsberg, who back-heels into the net from close range. Anyone for double figures?
GOAL! 0 : 6
Leipzig are running riot! Silva shows a great piece of skill to control Szoboszlai's pass and turn Uphoff, before calmly beating Zummack. He'll fancy his chances of joining Werner on a hat-trick...
Forsberg lets fly for Leipzig. It's travelling, but Zummack is able to turn it away from the bottom corner of his goal.
Silva and Forsberg combine to great effect in the final third. Raum hits one goalwards, forcing Zummack into evasive action.
Fabian Istefo and Janik Jesgarzewski have gone off for Teutonia. Ole Wohlers and Luis Coordes are their replacements.
Zummack denies Silva, before a deflected Szoboszlai strike pings just wide. Leipzig go in at the break in rampant mood.
MAKE THAT FOUR!
Teutonia cannot live with Leipzig's movement in the final third. Szoboszlai and Silva are involved again, before Forsberg finds Werner in the area. He makes no mistake for his hat-trick! This could be a cricket score...
NOW IT'S THREE!
Werner turns provider for Silva this time. The Portugal international then stands up his man, before firing home from eight yards out.
Leipzig carve open the Teutonia defence as Szoboszlai plays in Silva. He sends a ball into the danger zone, but Werner can't apply the finishing touch.
Silva with a shot on the turn from 18 yards, but it's deflected over. Leipzig are in the mood: 13 efforts on goal and 91 percent possession.
OFF THE TRAINING GROUND
Raum swings a corner to Szoboszlai on the edge of the area. His volley takes a nick off the head of Simakan, though, and goes over.
Teutonia are all at sea as Schlager fires against the right-hand post from fully 20 yards!
WERNER AT THE DOUBLE
Timo Werner scores twice inside 60 seconds. His first is a tidy finish into the bottom corner from Forsberg's pass into the box. His second is very similar, just with Silva the provider. Leipzig are suddenly cruising, but that's why they call him 'Turbo Timo'!
JOY FOR RAUM
Now it's Raum's turn to attack up the Leipzig left. He wins a corner, which eventually falls to Szoboszlai, who fires off target with a speculative long-range effort.
THE LEIPZIG LEFT
So much of Leipzig's attacking play is coming through Gvardiol. He sends in another cross that's half cleared, before Orban heads over.
Leipzig quickly turn defence into attack, working the ball up to Werner. He goes for goal from 18 yards, but the shot is charged down.
So close to the opening goal as Gvardiol swings in a cross for the head of Silva. The keeper's beaten, but the ball cannons off the upright!
SIGN OF THINGS TO COME?
Leipzig are in total control in the early exchanges. Teutonia are chasing shadows.
TEDESCO WARY OF CUP BANANA SKIN
"I know the head coach David Bergner, I did my badges with him. He's a great guy but also savvy. Teutonia switch formations in games, and I think they do this well. It certainly won’t be a walk in the park."
The remaining first-round fixture takes place on Wednesday, when Bayern play 3. Liga's Viktoria Cologne. They were busy beating Leipzig 5-3 in the Supercup during the rump of the action over the final weekend in July.
As part of a DFB campaign for environmental and climate protection, all DFB Cup first-round games - all but two of which have already been played - will kick-off a minute later than usual. The 60-second window will be used to convey information on environmental issues to the fans. Teams will also donate €100 to environmental causes for each goal scored (not including own goals).
Leipzig took down Sandhausen (4-0), Babelsberg (1-0), Hansa Rostock (2-0), Hannover (4-0), Union Berlin (2-1) and Freiburg (5-3 on pens.) on their way to winning last season’s DFB Cup. It marked the Saxony club’s first major trophy since their foundation in 2009. They are also two-time runners-up.
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Timo Werner has told bundesliga.com he feels fully vindicated in rejoining Leipzig following two seasons at English Premier League club Chelsea. Werner, 26, won the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League during his time in London, but jumped at the chance of a homecoming with Leipzig, where he holds the club record for most goals (96 goals in 162 competitive games).
Teutonia Ottensen are 59 rungs lower than Leipzig on the German football ladder. They're 11th in the current standings of the Regionalliga Nord, one of German football's five regional fourth divisions. The Hamburg-based outfit are competing in the DFB Cup for the first time, having won the Landespokal Hamburg in 2021/22.
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Nkunku scored both goals as Leipzig picked up their first competitive win of the season, at the fifth attempt.
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Tedesco makes six changes to the team that won 2-0 against Wolfsburg on Saturday. Marcel Halstenberg, Benjamin Henrichs, Kevin Kampl, Konrad Laimer, Dani Olmo and Christopher Nkunku drop to the bench. Josko Gvardiol, Amadou Haidara, Xaver Schlager, Dominik Szoboszlai, Emil Forsberg and Timo Werner come in. Tjorben Uphoff and Fabian Istefo are the two changes to the Teutonia XI that beat the Bremen reserves 2-1.
TEUTONIA STARTING XI
Zummack - Weidlich, Olayisoye, Uphoff, Jesgarzewski - Steinwender, Siala, Istefo - Brandt (c), Berisha - Lukowicz
Liesegang, Mansaray, Abd El Aal Ali, Graudenz, L. Meyer, Mirchev, Wohlers, Coordes, Yeboah
LEIPZIG STARTING XI
Blaswich - Simakan, Orban (c), Gvardiol - Schlager, Haidara, Raum - Szoboszlai, Forsberg - Silva, Werner
Nikisch, Olmo, Nkunku, Ba, Laimer, Novoa, Henrichs
Hello and welcome to our live build-up and coverage of today's DFB Cup first-round clash between fourth-tier side Teutonia Ottensen and holders RB Leipzig. Thanks for joining us - the line-ups will be dropping shortly!