Werner was immediately introduced as a starter in the second spieltag match of the German League this season against FC Koln, Saturday (13/8/2022). He managed to record his name on the scoreboard in the 36th minute.
Receiving feedback from Benjamin Henrichs, Werner, who was free, fired a long-range shot into the right corner of the Cologne goal which was guarded by Marvin Schwabe. Werner’s shot was easily saved, but Schwabe made a mistake.
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He did not catch the ball tightly, and the ball just rolled under his armpit. Werner put Leipzig 1-0 up.
Even so, the match did not go according to Leipzig’s expectations. Four minutes after Werner’s goal, they conceded through Florian Dietz’s left-footed kick. The situation got worse when Dominik Szoboszlai was sent off following an elbow to Florian Kainz.
Even though they were 2-1 up in the 56th minute thanks to Christopher Nkunku, Cologne managed to take advantage of the 11 vs 10 situation and managed to equalize in the 72nd minute after Josko Gvardiol scored an own goal while trying to block Mohamed Sisian’s cross.
Werner said he is happy to be back where he used to be and is still receiving treatment despite having spent two years with Chelsea. But he prefers to win at the end of the fight.
“It’s good to be back and the reaction of the fans has been fantastic. The goals I made definitely added to this perfect debut, unfortunately the results did not match expectations,” Werner said, quoted by the club’s official website.
“I’m happy with my debut and I can get my confidence back from there,” explained the Germany international forward.
The results above make Leipzig have not won from two matches that have been undertaken this season. Everything ended in a draw, so Domenico Tedesco’s team has only collected two points.