Leipzig's Timo Werner bags hat tricks home and away against Mainz in the same season

Leipzig striker Timo Werner managed a feat last achieved in the Bundesliga 21 years ago - scoring a hat trick against the same team, home and way, in the same season.

RB Leipzig star Timo Werner achieves Bundesliga scoring feat for first time in 21 years

Timo Werner became the first Bundesliga player for 21 years to score two hat-tricks against the same opponent, in home and away fixtures during the same season with his treble against Mainz on Sunday.

The RB Leipzig striker, who has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, scored three of the team's goals in the 8-0 thrashing over Mainz in November and repeated the feat as they romped to a 5-0 win at Opel Arena today.

Werner matches Kirsten's hat trick heroics

The last player to register hat-tricks in two games against one opponent in the same Bundesliga season was Bayer Leverkusen's Ulf Kirsten against Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1998-99.

Germany international Werner's goal tally for the 2019-20 Bundesliga campaign now stands at 24 – the best single-season return of his career so far.