Bundesliga soccer club RB Leipzig presented itself prepared for the restart against champions FC Bayern Munich just under a week before the end of the winter break. In the last friendly, the DFB Cup winners defeated the Czech first division club FK Mlada Boleslav 4-0 (2-0).
In front of 1,300 spectators in the sold-out RBL training center on Cottaweg, Timo Werner celebrated a comeback with a goal after a 73-day injury break and is therefore also available for the continuation of the Bundesliga with the 16th matchday next Friday against Munich (8:30 p.m.).
In the game over 4×25 minutes, the hosts, who started without David Raum, who was still injured, and goalkeeper Janis Blaswich, quickly made things clear. Marcel Halstenberg in the eighth minute and captain Emil Forsberg five minutes later documented the playful superiority.
RB coach Marco Rose made a few changes at half-time and helped national player Werner make his comeback. First, however, Werner’s fellow striker Silva took his chance and scored to make it 3-0 eight minutes after the restart. Werner himself was able to celebrate the fourth goal in the 73rd minute when he confidently completed a counterattack. A minute earlier, the 26-year-old had given away free play in front of the guest goalkeeper.