Hernandez (l.) brought Leverkusen level on Matchday 10, before Admir Mehmedi struck late to earn the Werkself all three points - © gettyimages
Hernandez (l.) brought Leverkusen level on Matchday 10, before Admir Mehmedi struck late to earn the Werkself all three points - © gettyimages
Bundesliga

Chicharito strikes as Bayer beat Stuttgart in thriller

Leverkusen - Bayer 04 Leverkusen produced a memorable comeback to beat VfB Stuttgart 4-3 in a thriller at the BayArena on Saturday afternoon.

Man of the match

While any of the hosts’ goalscorers would have been a justifiable choice as man of the match, including the impressive Hernandez, it was Mehmedi who shone brightest in Leverkusen’s attacking armoury. The Swiss international was a constant threat out wide and crowned his impresive display with the late winner.

Talking point

This was a thrilling encounter which showcased the Bundesliga at its barnstorming best. While Leverkusen displayed all their attacking firepower, there remain question marks defensively after conceding seven goals in the last two games.

Match stats

    Bellarabi scored with his first touch after coming on as a substitute.Hernandez’s goal was his second in the Bundesliga.Sebastian Boenisch’s strike was his first since April 2014.For the first time this season, seven goals came in a single half.

Line-ups

Leverkusen: Leno - Boenisch, Toprak (Papadopoulos, 67’), Tah, Wendell - Kampl, Calhanoglu - Brandt (Bellarabi, 57’), Mehmedi - Kießling (Yurchenko, 87’), Hernandez

Stuttgart: Tyton - Schwaab, Baumgartl, Sunjic, Insua - Rupp, Gruezo (Ferati, 46’, Risti, 79’) - Klein, Didavi, Harnik - Werner (Kliment, 85’)

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