Chicharito Makes It Five Goals In Three Matches With Brace vs. Augsburg

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez hit his ninth and tenth Bundesliga goals of the season for Bayer Leverkusen.

This is the last thing Atletico Madrid wanted to see ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League first leg: Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has hit top form again. With a brace against Augsburg on Friday, Chicharito made it five goals in three matches for Leverkusen.

After going through the longest goal drought of his career, Chicharito has been back with a vengeance throughout January and February. He put Leverkusen up 2-0 in the 40th minute with a left-footed shot.

Augsburg turned the deficit to 2-1 with a goal from Dominik Kohr, and the advantage momentarily appeared to be with the home side. 

But only five minutes later, Chicharito put Leverkusen up 3-1 with a great run and finish off his own rebound.

Chicharito was subbed off in the 67th minute as Leverkusen looked to solidify their defense and with an eye towards Tuesday’s clash with Atletico. Leverkusen would go on to win the match, 3-1.

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