Player of the Day

FC Player of the Day, 2 Nov: Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)

The German international scored a hat-trick of goals - and assists - in a thumping win

9:00am on Sunday 3rd November 2019
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Team FC
Timo Werner
F (C), AM (L) - RB Leipzig - 23 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
10
Nov 2, 2019
90Minutes played
3Goals
3Assists
5Total shots
4Shots on target
2Big chances
45Passes
43Passes completed

Wow. It's rare enough that a player scores a hat-trick, but even rarer that a hat-trick of assists is achieved. Well what about both, in the same game?

Werner was in utterly ruthless form as RB Leipzig handed poor Mainz an absolute shellacking on Saturday, recording an 8-0 victory. All of Werner's finishes were from close range, slotting in at the far post to open the scoring, running clear to slot home in the second half before rounding off the win with another tap-in.

But there's more. Not only did his unselfish strike play lay on three goals for team-mates Marcel Sabitzer, Christopher Nkunku and Nordi Mukiele, but he also contributed heavily in the remaining two goals, offering a secondary assist and laying on a pass for Marcel Halstenberg, whose saved shot was converted by Yussuf Poulsen.

His fingerprints were over everything and while Mainz offered minimal resistance, it's extremely rare to witness such an all-round striking display.

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