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Real Madrid target Werner plans to join ‘big club’

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Berlin (AFP) – Timo Werner has admitted he wants to join a “big club” amidst reports Real Madrid are interesting in signing the Germany striker, who makes his Champions League debut on Wednesday.

Werner will play the first Champions League match of his career at Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena when RB make their debut in European football’s top club competition against last season’s semi-finalists Monaco.

Real Madrid target Werner plans to join ‘big club’

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Berlin (AFP) – Timo Werner has admitted he wants to join a “big club” amidst reports Real Madrid are interesting in signing the Germany striker, who makes his Champions League debut on Wednesday.

Werner will play the first Champions League match of his career at Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena when RB make their debut in European football’s top club competition against last season’s semi-finalists Monaco.

Bring on Monaco, boasts Leipzig coach

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl says his side proved they are ready for their Champions League debut at home to Monaco on Wednesday after producing two stunning goals in the Bundesliga.

Leipzig earned a 2-0 win at Hamburg on Friday after Liverpool-bound Naby Keita unleashed a fierce drive from outside the area, which hit the top right-hand corner from 20 metres, following a quickly-taken free kick.

Keita, Werner net as Leipzig win at Hamburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Naby Keita and Timo Werner netted second-half goals to seal RB Leipzig’s 2-0 win at Hamburg on Friday to give their Bundesliga club a confidence-booster before their Champions League debut.

It was an important win for Leipzig who play in the Champions League for the first time at home to Monaco on Wednesday.

Keita, Werner net as Leipzig win at Hamburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Naby Keita and Timo Werner netted second-half goals to seal RB Leipzig’s 2-0 win at Hamburg on Friday to give their Bundesliga club a confidence-booster before their Champions League debut.

It was an important win for Leipzig who play in the Champions League for the first time at home to Monaco on Wednesday.

Timo Werner cements status as Germany’s top striker

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Stuttgart (Germany) (AFP) – With six goals in eight internationals, Timo Werner seems to be the answer to Germany’s quest for a world-class striker, yet the fleet-footed forward remains unpopular with some German fans.

The 21-year-old, a classic striker, netted twice in Monday’s 6-0 thrashing of Norway, but Germany must wait until their next World Cup qualifier, against Northern Ireland in Belfast on October 5, to secure their Russia 2018 place.

Timo Werner cements status as Germany’s top striker

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Stuttgart (Germany) (AFP) – With six goals in eight internationals, Timo Werner seems to be the answer to Germany’s quest for a world-class striker, yet the fleet-footed forward remains unpopular with some German fans.

The 21-year-old, a classic striker, netted twice in Monday’s 6-0 thrashing of Norway, but Germany must wait until their next World Cup qualifier, against Northern Ireland in Belfast on October 5, to secure their Russia 2018 place.

Germany thrash Norway, England survive Slovakia scare in World Cup qualifying

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Paris (AFP) – Germany fired six past Norway while England fought back after an early scare to beat Slovakia in European World Cup qualifying on Monday.

Timo Werner scored a double in Germany’s 6-0 rout of the Norwegians in Stuttgart to leave Joachim Loew’s world champions with a perfect eight out of eight record atop Group C.

Germany thrash Norway, England survive Slovakia scare in World Cup qualifying

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Paris (AFP) – Germany fired six past Norway while England fought back after an early scare to beat Slovakia in European World Cup qualifying on Monday.

Timo Werner scored a double in Germany’s 6-0 rout of the Norwegians in Stuttgart to leave Joachim Loew’s world champions with a perfect eight out of eight record atop Group C.

Germany rout Norway, but wait for World Cup berth

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Stuttgart (Germany) (AFP) – Timo Werner netted twice on Monday as Germany routed Norway 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier, but Joachim Loew’s team must wait until next month to confirm their Russia 2018 place.

The world champions have won all eight of their qualifiers so far to top Group C.

Germany rout Norway, but wait for World Cup berth

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Stuttgart (Germany) (AFP) – Timo Werner netted twice on Monday as Germany routed Norway 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier, but Joachim Loew’s team must wait until next month to confirm their Russia 2018 place.

The world champions have won all eight of their qualifiers so far to top Group C.

Russia in sight for Germany as Kane ends drought

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Paris (AFP) – Mats Hummels fired Germany to the brink of qualification for the 2018 World Cup on Friday with a late winner against the Czech Republic, while Harry Kane scored twice as England downed Malta 4-0.

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner struck after just four minutes for the world champions in Prague, but Vladimir Darida’s stunning second-half equaliser hauled the hosts level.

Russia in sight for Germany as Kane ends drought

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Paris (AFP) – Mats Hummels fired Germany to the brink of qualification for the 2018 World Cup on Friday with a late winner against the Czech Republic, while Harry Kane scored twice as England downed Malta 4-0.

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner struck after just four minutes for the world champions in Prague, but Vladimir Darida’s stunning second-half equaliser hauled the hosts level.

Hummels header edges Germany closer to Russia

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Prague (AFP) – Mats Hummels’ late header sealed Germany a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Prague on Friday to leave the defending champions on the brink of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

The Germans took an early lead at the Eden Arena through Timo Werner, but the Czechs deservedly drew level when Hertha Berlin midfielder Vladimir Darida blasted home a superb equaliser with 12 minutes left.

Hummels header edges Germany closer to Russia

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Prague (AFP) – Mats Hummels’ late header sealed Germany a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Prague on Friday to leave the defending champions on the brink of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

The Germans took an early lead at the Eden Arena through Timo Werner, but the Czechs deservedly drew level when Hertha Berlin midfielder Vladimir Darida blasted home a superb equaliser with 12 minutes left.

Werner double helps Leipzig floor Freiburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany striker Timo Werner netted twice as RB Leipzig came from behind to floor Freiburg 4-1 on Sunday and get their Bundesliga season on track.

All four Leipzig goals came after the break as they roared back after a poor first half on the back of losing their opening match of the season 2-0 at Schalke last weekend.

Werner double helps Leipzig floor Freiburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany striker Timo Werner netted twice as RB Leipzig came from behind to floor Freiburg 4-1 on Sunday and get their Bundesliga season on track.

All four Leipzig goals came after the break as they roared back after a poor first half on the back of losing their opening match of the season 2-0 at Schalke last weekend.

Stindl tap-in wins Germany Confederations Cup

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Lars Stindl’s simple tap-in, following a costly first-half blunder by Marcelo Diaz, was enough to give Germany a 1-0 win over Chile in the Confederations Cup final on Sunday.

Diaz’s momentary lapse in concentration let Timo Werner rob him of possession, draw the goalkeeper and pass to Stindl, who scored into an empty net on 20 minutes in Saint Petersburg.

Stindl tap-in wins Germany Confederations Cup

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Lars Stindl’s simple tap-in, following a costly first-half blunder by Marcelo Diaz, was enough to give Germany a 1-0 win over Chile in the Confederations Cup final on Sunday.

Diaz’s momentary lapse in concentration let Timo Werner rob him of possession, draw the goalkeeper and pass to Stindl, who scored into an empty net on 20 minutes in Saint Petersburg.

Germany’s Timo Werner eyes Confederations Cup glory

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Ambitious Timo Werner is eyeing Confederations Cup glory with Germany and hopes his two goals against Cameroon are enough to see him start Thursday’s semi-final with Mexico.

The 21-year-old sealed the world champions’ 3-1 win in Sochi with a second-half brace by heading home Joshua Kimmich’s cross, then drilled in a second to calm German nerves just after Vincent Aboubakar netted Cameroon’s consolation goal.

Loew relishes Mexico test at Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Germany’s Joachim Loew said he is looking forward to facing Mexico on Thursday in the Confederations Cup semi-finals after the world champions pipped Chile to top spot in Group B.

The Germans play Mexico in Sochi for a place in next Sunday’s final in Saint Petersburg while Chile meet Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in the other last-four clash on Wednesday in Kazan.

Loew relishes Mexico test at Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Germany’s Joachim Loew said he is looking forward to facing Mexico on Thursday in the Confederations Cup semi-finals after the world champions pipped Chile to top spot in Group B.

The Germans play Mexico in Sochi for a place in next Sunday’s final in Saint Petersburg while Chile meet Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in the other last-four clash on Wednesday in Kazan.

Germany expect tough Confed Cup start for inexperience side

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – World champions Germany will pit an inexperienced line-up against Australia in their Confederations Cup opener on Monday with striker Timo Werner anticipating a robust challenge from the Socceroos.

With an average age of just 24 years, four months, and a combined total of 179 international appearances, Germany have the most youthful squad of the eight Confed Cup teams.

RB Leizpig claim automatic Champions League berth

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig capped off a superb first Bundesliga campaign by securing automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League as Timo Werner scored twice in their 4-1 thrashing of Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Leipzig, founded by energy drinks giants Red Bull in 2009, only reached Germany’s top flight this season after four promotions in seven years.

RB Leizpig claim automatic Champions League berth

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig capped off a superb first Bundesliga campaign by securing automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League as Timo Werner scored twice in their 4-1 thrashing of Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Leipzig, founded by energy drinks giants Red Bull in 2009, only reached Germany’s top flight this season after four promotions in seven years.

Delight as Leipzig Champions League dream comes true

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany striker Timo Werner said RB Leipzig’s dreams had come true as their 4-0 rout of Freiburg on Saturday guaranteed them a crack at the Champions League next season.

With five games left, Leipzig are guaranteed to finish their first Bundesliga season in the top four.

Keita nets cracker as Leipzig trim Bayern lead

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Berlin (AFP) – Naby Keita’s superb solo goal settled second-placed RB Leipzig’s frantic 3-2 win at 10-man Mainz on Wednesday to trim Bayern Munich’s lead to 10 points in the Bundesliga.

After runaway leaders Bayern had their 20-match unbeaten run ended by a 1-0 defeat at Hoffenheim on Tuesday, RB were made to work for the win at Mainz to narrow the gap.

Keita nets cracker as Leipzig trim Bayern lead

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Berlin (AFP) – Naby Keita’s superb solo goal settled second-placed RB Leipzig’s frantic 3-2 win at 10-man Mainz on Wednesday to trim Bayern Munich’s lead to 10 points in the Bundesliga.

After runaway leaders Bayern had their 20-match unbeaten run ended by a 1-0 defeat at Hoffenheim on Tuesday, RB were made to work for the win at Mainz to narrow the gap.

Keita cracker as Leipzig trim Bayern lead

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Berlin (AFP) – Naby Keita’s superb solo goal settled second-placed RB Leipzig’s frantic 3-2 win at 10-man Mainz on Wednesday to trim Bayern Munich’s lead to 10 points in the Bundesliga.

After runaway leaders Bayern had their 20-match unbeaten run ended by a 1-0 defeat at Hoffenheim on Tuesday, RB were made to work for the win at Mainz to narrow the gap.

Keita cracker as Leipzig trim Bayern lead

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Berlin (AFP) – Naby Keita’s superb solo goal settled second-placed RB Leipzig’s frantic 3-2 win at 10-man Mainz on Wednesday to trim Bayern Munich’s lead to 10 points in the Bundesliga.

After runaway leaders Bayern had their 20-match unbeaten run ended by a 1-0 defeat at Hoffenheim on Tuesday, RB were made to work for the win at Mainz to narrow the gap.

Werner set for Germany debut as Podolski bids farewell

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Berlin (AFP) – World champions Germany open their 2017 campaign by bidding farewell to veteran forward Lukas Podolski while rising star Timo Werner is set to make his debut against Gareth Southgate’s England on Wednesday.

Germany have struggled to settle on a striker to replace all-time top-scorer Miroslav Klose, who scored 71 goals in 137 internationals, and retired after they won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Werner set for Germany debut as Podolski bids farewell

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Berlin (AFP) – World champions Germany open their 2017 campaign by bidding farewell to veteran forward Lukas Podolski while rising star Timo Werner is set to make his debut against Gareth Southgate’s England on Wednesday.

Germany have struggled to settle on a striker to replace all-time top-scorer Miroslav Klose, who scored 71 goals in 137 internationals, and retired after they won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Shooting star Timo Werner called up by Germany

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig’s 21-year-old striker Timo Werner has been called up by Germany for the first time ahead of next week’s friendly against England and World Cup qualifier in Azerbaijan.

Werner is set to make his debut when Germany host Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions in Dortmund next Wednesday before flying to Baku for a World Cup 2018 qualifier against Azerbaijan.

Leipzig slip off German title pace after draw

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Augsburg (Germany) (AFP) – RB Leipzig suffered a German title setback on Friday when they were held to a 2-2 draw at Augsburg, handing champions Bayern Munich the chance to go seven points clear by the end of the weekend.

The result kept Leipzig in second spot on 49 points but Bayern can go to 56 points if they defeat seventh-placed Cologne on Saturday.

Leipzig slip off German title pace after draw

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Augsburg (Germany) (AFP) – RB Leipzig suffered a German title setback on Friday when they were held to a 2-2 draw at Augsburg, handing champions Bayern Munich the chance to go seven points clear by the end of the weekend.

The result kept Leipzig in second spot on 49 points but Bayern can go to 56 points if they defeat seventh-placed Cologne on Saturday.

Dortmund coach feels pressure against flu-hit Leipzig

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Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel admits feeling the pressure for Saturday's Bundesliga showdown against upstarts RB Leipzig, who have been decimated by illness.

The Leipzig squad has been hit hard by flu with midfielder Diego Demme and striker Marcel Sabitzer the latest to fall ill, joining top-scorer Timo Werner, another flu victim, while playmaker Emil Forsberg is suspended.

Dortmund coach feels pressure against flu-hit Leipzig

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Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel admits feeling the pressure for Saturday's Bundesliga showdown against upstarts RB Leipzig, who have been decimated by illness.

The Leipzig squad has been hit hard by flu with midfielder Diego Demme and striker Marcel Sabitzer the latest to fall ill, joining top-scorer Timo Werner, another flu victim, while playmaker Emil Forsberg is suspended.

Leipzig flu victim Werner set to miss Dortmund clash

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Berlin (AFP) Second-placed RB Leipzig are set to be without top-scorer Timo Werner for Saturday's key Bundesliga clash at Borussia Dortmund after the striker was struck down with flu, according to reports.

Werner has bagged 11 goals this season and RB need their star forward at Dortmund, who are fourth, as they look to bridge the three-point gap behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Impressive RB Leipzig win again to cement top spot

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Berlin (AFP) RB Leipzig continued their stunning start to life in the Bundesliga on Friday with a 4-1 win at Freiburg that saw them move six points clear of Bayern Munich at the top of the table.

Timo Werner scored twice for the visitors at the Schwarzwald Stadion in between goals by Naby Keita and Marcel Sabitzer, with Florian Niederlechner replying in vain for the home side.

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