RB Leipzig defeat Ottensen 8-0
Title defence successfully underway | Big win over Regionalliga side Teutonia Ottensen | Werner scores first-half hat trick
RB Leipzig kicked off their title defence with an 8-0 win against fourth-tier side Teutonia Ottensen 05 in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.
As expected, Domenico Tedesco’s side dominated the game from the early moments and overcame brave effort from the Regionalliga team, including an inspired performance from Ottensen goalkeeper Yannick Zummack. André Silva's header hit the post (7’), but Timo Werner broke the deadlock with a quick-fire brace (19’, 20’).
The goals kept coming and two-time scorer turned provider in the 40th minute when Werner linked up with Silva to make it 3-0. Werner then completed his hat trick moments later with a low shot to give his team a four-goal lead heading into the break (43’).
It was a similar story in the second half. Silva got a second (53’) before Emil Forsberg scored the fifth goal with a backheel (56’). Substitutes Christopher Nkunku (77’) and Dani Olmo (90’) each got in on the action late on to round off an 8-0 victory and a successful start to the cup campaign.
The second-round draw will take place on Sunday 4th September at 17:10 CEST.
Blaswich - Simakan (62' Ba), Orbán (C), Haidara (57' Novoa), Forsberg, Werner (57' Nkunku), Szoboszlai, Silva, Raum (57' Henrichs), Schlager, Gvardiol (57' Olmo)
Zummack - Weidlich (C, 72' Graudenz), Lukowicz (80' Yeboah), Istefo (46' Wohlers), Steinwender, Jesgarzewski (46' Coordes), Brandt, Olayisoye (59' Mansaray), Uphoff, Berisha, Siala
Harm Osmers (Hannover)
1-0 Werner (19'), 2-0 Werner (20'), 3-0 Silva (40'), 4-0 Werner (43'), 5-0 Silva (53'), 6-0 Forsberg (56'), 7-0 Nkunku (77'), 8-0 Olmo (90')
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First half highlights:
Underway in Leipzig. Let's go, boys!
First shot: Orbán’s effort is blocked after a corner.
Nearly the opener! Gvardio’s ball from the left finds Silva but his header goes just wide of the left post.
Another chance from a corner. Gvardiol’s header is saved by Ottensen keeper Zummack.
Szoboszlai with an effort from range but it goes over the bar.
Haidara’s ball is headed into the path of Werner by defender Weidlich, but Timo doesn’t have enough time to react properly and his effort is off target from close range.
19th minute, GOAL for RB Leipzig:
There’s the opener! Forsberg with a smart ball trough the defence and Werner bets Zummack to find the right corner.
20th minute, GOAL for RB Leipzig:
Werner again! Leipzig capitalise on a mistake from the visitor and Silva finds Timo, who finished from a narrow angle!
Schlager hits the post! He fizzes an effort from 18 metres an it’s inches away from the right-hand corner.
Forsberg gets through the defence but can’t beat Zummack from close range.
Leipzig are really dominating. Silva shoots from 18 metres, Weidlich pushes away.
Silva drives a low ball across from the right towards Werner but he can’t turn it home for his hat trick.
40th minute, GOAL for RB Leipzig:
Goalscorer Werner turns provider! He sends Silva into the area, who fires the ball into the left corner.
43rd minute, GOAL for RB Leipzig:
Werner completes his hat trick! A good move involving Szoboszlai, Silva and Forsberg sees the ball finish with a free Werner and he finds the back of the net for the third time.
Szoboszlai forces Zummack into a save with a good effort from range.
RBL are on track for the second round as they lead 4-0 thanks to a dominant first 45 minutes.
Second half highlights:
Domenico Tedesco sends his team out unchanged for the second half.
Ottensen goalkeeper Zummack continues his good performance, making two strong saves within one minute to deny Raum and Forsberg.
53rd minute, GOAL for RB Leipzig:
The scoring continues! Szoboszlai wins the ball on the edge of the area and plays a one-two with Schalger before finding Silva. He hits it first time and it bounces in off the underside of the bar.
56th minute, GOAL for RB Leipzig:
Another quickfure goal! Szoboszlai gets to the byline and crosses low to Forsberg, who backheels in from close range.
Tedesco makes four changes to rotate the team and rest some players.
Szoboszlai with a big chance! He gets the ball from Nkunku but shoots wide from inside the area.
Nkunku almost with an immediate impact! He does well in a tight space in the area but Zummack produces a good save. The goalkeeper saves Orbán’s volley moments later.
Big chance for the visitors! Lukowicz gets the ball in the six-yard box but can’t get his first-time shot on target.
Nkunku’s shot is saved by Zummack again. Moments earlier the visitors’ handball went unnoticed in the area, but there is no VAR on hand to intervene.
77th minute, GOAL for RB Leipzig:
Christo gets his goal! Silva with another assist as he finds our number 18 to open his tally for the DFB-Pokal this season.
90th minute, GOAL for RB Leipzig:
Another goal on the stroke of full time! Substitute Dani Olmo gets himself on the scoresheet, capitalising on a loose ball in the area to turn home from close range.
Four goals in each half see RB Leipzig advance to the second round of the DFB-Pokal!