Alessandro Schöpf was at his impish best for Schalke in the Matchday 31 opener away to Bayer Leverkusen on Friday night, playing a leading role in a 4-1 demolition of the hosts.
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