Bayer Leverkusen's forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez made Bundesliga history by becoming the first Mexican soccer player to ever score a brace, or two goals, in the German league. His two goals came during his team's 3-1 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt late Saturday.
Hernandez has also become Mexico's all-time leading scorer in Bundesliga history as he scored his fifth and sixth goals in the German top flight, the Bundesliga website said.
Chicharito put his team ahead 2-0 with goals in minutes 23 and 39. Watch both goals in the following videos.
“Given his recent scoring form, it was perhaps inevitable that Javier 'Chicharito’ Hernandez broke the deadlock by tapping in from close range after good work by Kevin Kampl,” the website said.
Chicharito has now scored 10 goals in the last seven competitive matches, becoming the “decisive figure for Leverkusen.”
FT: Frankfurt 1, Leverkusen 3. Chicharito brace powers Leverkusen. Hernandez now with 10 goals in his last 7. pic.twitter.com/Wb7Qqzp1D7— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 21, 2015
FT: Frankfurt 1-3 Bayer Leverkusen. What a great way for Chicharito to shut the critics up with his brace. He's doing so well in Germany.— ⚽Selección Mexicana⚽ (@MexicoStats_Tri) November 21, 2015
“Furthermore, the Mexican forward was constantly on the move, ghosting away from his markers to open up space for his team-mates,” Bundesliga said.
CHICHARITO PROVING van gaal WRONG!!!! BRACE ALREADY! #MUFC MISS YOU..— Adebayo. (@classydudeOG) November 21, 2015
meanwhile a brace from Chicharito earlier makes it 10 goals in the last 7 games. pic.twitter.com/G4xAw32EYs— GIN MORRISON (@_abicontreras) November 21, 2015
The Mexican player has now scored a total of three braces for Bayer Leverkusen, as he scored twice in a DFB Cup match and in a Champions League game.
Leverkusen is now in sixth place with 20 points after 13 games that include six victories, two ties and five losses. They have a total of 17 goals, 10 of which are Chicharito's.