Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez set a host of records with his double strike for Bayer 04 Leverkusen in their 3-1 win at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
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The Mexico international is now his country's all-time leading scorer in the Bundesliga having taken his season's tally to six in ten Bundesliga games in the colours of Leverkusen, whom he only joined this summer.
Bundesliga.com highlights the other historic marks the former Manchester United FC and Real Madrid CF forward has set so far.
'Little Pea', Big Records
- ‘Chicharito’ now has six Bundesliga goals, bettering the previous best by a Mexican player in the German top flight – Pavel Pardo scored four times in 71 Bundesliga games for VfB Stuttgart between summer 2006 and December 2008.His brace in Frankfurt was his first in the Bundesliga, and the first by a Mexican in the history of the German top flight.He has now scored in his last seven competitive outings for Leverkusen, tallying ten goals in total.That streak means Hernandez has surpassed compatriot and Real Madrid icon Hugo Sanchez’s previous best of finding the net in six competitive games in Europe.‘Chicharito’ has now scored braces in all three competitions in which he has played for Leverkusen this season (Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and UEFA Champions League).