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Bundesliga

Chicharito already exceeding expectations at Leverkusen

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez is a forward on fire right now. Bayer 04 Leverkusen's star summer signing from Manchester United, by way of Real Madrid, bagged his first Bundesliga brace to set the Werkself on the road to a 3-1 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend. That took him up to ten in seven games, UEFA Champions League and DFB Cup included. His season total of six is also enough to already make him the top-scoring Mexican player in Bundesliga history.

"That was just excellent. Obviously, he's got the quality to score goals like that," said Bayer sporting director Rudi Völler – who knows a thing or two about hitting the net himself – after the win at Frankfurt. Managing director Michael Schade was no less effusive, declaring; "Javier Hernandez has exceeded all our expectations, and that goes for the Bayer Group as a whole. He's a folk hero in Mexico, the media interest in him there is just incredible."

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