Returning RB Leipzig Strikers Timo Werner He says his side has the quality to “upset” Bundesliga title winners Bayern Munich this season, despite his team’s poor start. While Bayern and Borussia Dortmund have both won two out of two to start the campaign, the chasing pack without a win – Leipzig, Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen – have managed to score just three points between them. Leipzig, who travel to Union Berlin unbeaten on Saturday evening, are 11th after two draws.
Leipzig picked up their first silverware with a German Cup victory in May and were expected to challenge Bayern for the title this year – an expectation strengthened by Werner’s return from Chelsea.
Werner, who made the opener in Leipzig’s 2-2 home draw with Cologne, said he thinks Leipzig has the quality to bully Bayern over the length of the season.
Speaking on Real Madrid and Germany Star toni crossoOn the ‘Infetch Mal Luppen’ podcast, Werner said it would “of course be difficult” to prevent Bayern from winning their 11th straight crown, but insisted his side was good enough to challenge.
“As we have seen in many leagues it is possible for another team to be champion,” he said.
“I think we have enough qualities to trouble Bayern and Dortmund during the season.”
In the six seasons since being promoted to the Bundesliga in 2016-17, Leipzig have finished twice on three occasions.
“We have a great team that can turn into something really great … We can achieve a lot with the team this season – that too while keeping an eye on the (Bundesliga) title.”
Union Berlin’s Stadion an der Alten Foersterie has not been a happy hunting ground for Leipzig, with the away side winning just once with a draw from five attempts.
One to watch: Jamal Musiala
while off-season arrivals Sadio mane Appropriately commanding the headlines of the summer in Sebner Strauss, ever since the season began, the spotlight has been well and truly shone on forward Jamal Musiala.
“I am not a natural striker,” the 19-year-old Musiala has now scored four goals in three competitive matches this season, despite telling reporters after Bayern’s 2-0 win over Wolfsburg on Sunday.
With 14 Bundesliga goals, he is now the highest-scoring teenager in Bayern Munich history, surpassing the previous mark of club legend and former CEO Uli Hones.
World Cup and Ballon d’Or winner Lothar Matthias said Musiala could one day be the best in the world, with various stalwarts of German football spending days appreciating the teenage talent.
Bayern’s current CEO Oliver Kahn joked with reporters on Wednesday that he was dissatisfied with his side’s latest jewel, telling Musiella after Sunday’s match, “Do you have all that?”
4-2 – That was the score in February, the last time Bochum hosted Bayern. Bochum was 4-1 at half-time – the first time Bayern had scored four goals in the first half since 1975.
9 – Union Berlin have not tasted defeat in nine matches, winning seven and drawing two since they last lost a game (against Bayern Munich in March).
2023 – Number of Free Kebab Hertha Berlin midfielders Kevin-Prince Boateng Gave home fans on Saturday to celebrate the one-year extension of his deal (until 2023).
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