Not only did he get on the scoresheet himself, he also notched two assists thanks to two excellent set-pieces – a corner and a free-kick – to tee up Benedikt Höwedes and Austrian compatriot Guido Burgstaller.
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Top facts - Alessandro Schöpf
- Schöpf has now scored nine Bundesliga goals for Schalke – more than any other Austrian in the history of the club.
- The pair of assists against Leverkusen were his first this season.
- Took his goal tally for 2016/17 to six.
Watch: Schöpf's team-mate Nabil Bentaleb reflects on the win over Leverkusen