The German blasted home his third hattrick of the season in the 5 nil rout of Mainz but Schalke 04 struggles continue.
Timo Werner was the star of the day yesterday in the remainder of Bundesliga match day 27 games.
The 24-year-old scored a hattrick as Leipzig thrashed Mainz 05 by 5 unreplied goals taking his tally to 24 goals in the Bundesliga and 30 goals in all competitions this season.
Werner who also hit a hattrick against Mainz in November become the first player since Ulf Kirsten vs Borussia Monchengladbach in the 1998/1999 season to score two hattricks against the same opponent in a single Bundesliga season.
Team captain Yussuf Poulsen scored on his 250th appearance for Leipzig while Marcel Sabitzer was the other goalscorer.
Schalke 04 has conceded seven goals in 2 games since the return of the league. The David Wergner led side lost three nil to Augsburg in front of their home fans. Schalke who lost four nil to Dortmund last week fell to goals from Eduard Loewen, Noah – Joel Sarenren and Sergio Cordova. The Royal Blues are yet to score a goal since the return of the Bundesliga and dropped to the 8th position.
In the last match of the day, Cologne scored two late goals against Fortuna Dusseldorf to drew two all draw in a pulsating encounter.
Fortuna Dusseldorf who is fighting against relegation went two goals up in 61st but slept on it to allow comeback from Cologne.
Anthony Modeste pulled a goal back for the Billy Goats in the 88th minute before Jhon Cordoba ensure the share of the spoils by netting the equalizer in the 90th minute.
Bayern Munich still leads the log after matchday 27 with 61 points, Dortmund and Leipzig occupying the second and third spot respectively with 57 and 54 points.
At the other end of the table,
16th placed Fortuna Dusseldorf occupies the relegation playoff spot with 24 points, Werder Bremen, 21 points albeit with a game in hand and SC Paderborn 18 points are the last two teams in the log.