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)
LineupReview

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)
1Lukáš Hradecky (C)
30Jeremie Frimpong ↪81
4Jonathan Tah
12Edmond Tapsoba
33Piero Hincapié
25Exequiel Palacios ↪62
8Robert Andrich ↪62
19Moussa Diaby
27Florian Wirtz
31Amine Adli ↪62
14Patrik Schick ↪81
Bench
40Andrey Lunev
7Paulinho
13Lucas Alario ↩81
38Karim Bellarabi ↩62
6Kossonou Odilon ↩81
22Daley Sinkgraven
10Kerem Demirbay ↩62
11Nadiem Amiri
20Charles Aránguiz ↩62
Greuther Fürth
(4-4-1-1)
1Marius Funk
32Abdourahmane Barry ↪77
22Sebastian Griesbeck
4Maximilian Bauer
15Jetro Willems ↪60
40Jamie Leweling ↪60
21Timothy Tillman
13Max Christiansen ↪77
10Branimir Hrgota (C)
28Jeremy Dudziak ↪58
11Dickson Abiama
Bench
30Sascha Burchert
16Håvard Nielsen ↩60
19Cédric Itten
2Simon Asta ↩77
18Marco Meyerhöfer ↩60
8Nils Seufert ↩77
14Hans Sarpei
33Paul Seguin ↩58
37Julian Green

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