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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Lucas Alario (27', 41')
  • Leon Bailey (68')
  • Julian Baumgartlinger (82')
  • Lars Stindl (18' PEN, 29')
  • Valentino Lazaro (90'+4')

Alario scores another brace as Leverkusen win seven-goal thriller

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Alario delivers for Leverkusen in 4-3 win vs. Gladbach (2:03)

Lucas Alario continues his scintillating form with his seventh goal in four games. Watch Bundesliga on ESPN+. (2:03)

Bayer Leverkusen forward Lucas Alario scored his third successive Bundesliga brace as his side came from behind to beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-3 on Sunday in a game also featuring one of the best goals of the season.

Lars Stindl twice put Gladbach ahead in the first half, the first goal from a penalty, but Alario replied each time, first with a stunning curling effort and then with a header from Florian Wirtz's cross to make it 2-2 at half-time.

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The drama continued after halftime as Gladbach saw two chances go begging before Leon Bailey ran on to a through ball and slipped the ball through goalkeeper Yann Sommer's legs to make it 3-2 to Leverkusen.

Julian Baumgartlinger added a fourth before Valentino Lazaro pulled one back for the Foals with a stunning effort in stoppage time, scoring with an acrobatic kick from Patrick Hermann's cross.

Argentine forward Alario took his league tally to seven as his side climbed to fourth with 15 points. Gladbach are seventh with 11.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 18 +28 42
2 RB Leipzig 18 +14 35
3 Bayer Leverkusen 18 +14 32
4 VfL Wolfsburg 18 +8 32
5 Borussia Monchengladbach 18 +7 31
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 18 +8 30
7 Borussia Dortmund 18 +9 29
8 FC Union Berlin 18 +10 28
9 SC Freiburg 18 +4 27
10 VfB Stuttgart 18 +4 22
11 TSG Hoffenheim 18 -2 22
12 FC Augsburg 18 -8 22
13 Werder Bremen 18 -3 21
14 Hertha Berlin 18 -8 17
15 Arminia Bielefeld 18 -15 17
16 FC Cologne 18 -16 15
17 Mainz 18 -20 10
18 Schalke 04 18 -34 7