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Leverkusen - Greuther Fürth

Germany: Bundesliga
Leverkusen A. Adli (12), E. Tapsoba (17), P. Hincapié (45), P. Schick (49), P. Schick (69), P. Schick (74), P. Schick (76)
BayArenaFull time7-1
Greuther Fürth J. Dudziak (33)
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Schick on four-goal haul: "My teammates serviced me brilliantly."

By Peter Vice

After the dust had settled in Leverkusen, there was plenty of history and German vocabulary to unpack.

Patrik Schick became the first player in Leverkusen history to score a "Viererpack" (four goals in a single match). 

By scoring four goals in one half of play, uninterrupted by any other player scoring in-between, the 25-year-old also simultaneously completed a "Blitz-Hat-Trick" and a "Lupenreiter" ("flawless ride")

Answering questions after Leverkusen's highest ever home league victory, the striker did his best to remain modest. 

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One week removed from his return to action, Patrik Schick ended up making entirely too much history to keep track of. Speaking to the Sky microphones afterwards, the man who pulled into second place behind Robert Lewandowski in the race for the Bundesliga's golden cannon obviously had to speak on his four goal haul.


"I didn't even get a shot on goal during the first half," Schick noted, deliberately omitting the fact that he supplied a fine assist, "afterwards, my teammates serviced me brilliantly so I really didn't have any problems."

"It's like a ketchup bottle," Schick said with an interesting choice of metaphors, "At first nothing comes out. Then, after the first goal, everything rushes out at once."

The Czech international also felt compelled to point out that opponents Fürth "sort of gave up" late in the match.

Excuses and modesty aside, Schick now has 12 league tallies on the season. That's good enough for second place on the Bundesliga's goal scoring list.

A single for Erling Haaland and a brace from Lewandowski in this evening's "Top Spiel" leaves Schick one goal ahead of the BVB marksman and four behind Bayern's superstar.


Leverkusen
(4-2-3-1)
1L. Hradecky (C)
30J. Frimpong ↪81
4J. Tah
12E. Tapsoba
33P. Hincapié
25E. Palacios ↪62
8R. Andrich ↪62
19M. Diaby
27F. Wirtz
31A. Adli ↪62
14P. Schick ↪81
Bench
40A. Lunev
7Paulinho
13L. Alario ↩81
38K. Bellarabi ↩62
6K. Odilon ↩81
22D. Sinkgraven
10K. Demirbay ↩62
11N. Amiri
20C. Aránguiz ↩62
Greuther Fürth
(4-4-1-1)
1M. Funk
32A. Barry ↪77
22S. Griesbeck
4M. Bauer
15J. Willems ↪60
40J. Leweling ↪60
21T. Tillman
13M. Christiansen ↪77
10B. Hrgota (C)
28J. Dudziak ↪58
11D. Abiama
Bench
30S. Burchert
16H. Nielsen ↩60
19C. Itten
2S. Asta ↩77
18M. Meyerhöfer ↩60
8N. Seufert ↩77
14H. Sarpei
33P. Seguin ↩58
37J. Green

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