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Werner steals the show in Group G win for Leipzig

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Timo Werner stole the show in the Group G clash between Benfica and RB Leipzig.

RB Leipzig did well to hold on to their star forward this summer.

Today’s performance in Group G of the UEFA Champions League demonstrated why the 23-year old’s services are in such high demand.

Werner bagged himself two second-half goals to secure an impressive 2-1 win away at Benfica.

The young German finished off a clever Leipzig move to break the deadlock in the 69th minute.

Nordi Mukiele played the ball into the area where Yussuf Poulsen finished with the assist in laying it off for Werner to drive a low shot into the far corner.

Less than ten minutes later and Werner had doubled his sides lead and his tally for the night.

The ball was chipped over the Benfica defence to release Marcel Sabitzer. Sabitzer aplyed the deftest of passes in the path of the marauding Werner who made no mistake and scored again.

Although the goal was initially ruled offside, VAR stepped up and did a good job of reviewing and rectifying the error.

The Bundesliga table-toppers were up 0-2.

The Portuguese side were not spectators by any means in this game. They had chances of their own too.

Pizzi nearly gave the Eagles the lead with a shot which flew across the face of goal.

Alex Grimaldo saw a wonderful dipping free-kick fantastically turned away by an outstretched Peter Gulacsi in the Leipzig goal.

Benfica’s hard work was finally rewarded though.

When in the 84th minute they broke away quickly. Substitute Haris Seferovic who ahd only been on the field 8 minutes fired past Gulacsi.

It made for a frantic final few minutes, as the Portuguese team pressed to get something out of the game. The equaliser that they are their fans were so desperate for, never came.

Benfica now sits bottom of Group G, after Lyon and Zenit St Petersburg played out a 0-0 draw.