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Watch: Chicharito opens 2016/2017 campaign with goal in DFB-Pokal

Bayer Leverkusen - Team Presentation Photo by Ulrich Hufnagel via Joachim Sielski/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayer Leverkusen opened their 2016/2017 campaign with a 2-0 win over SC Hauenstein in the first round of the DFB-Pokal on Sunday. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez helped out with a goal, and assisted Karim Bellarabi in Bayer Leverkusen’s second.

The Mexico international starred, poking a looping shot over the opposing goalkeeper in brilliant fashion to give Bayer Leverkusen the lead in the 39th minute, following a sloppy start to the match.

In the second half, Chicharito picked out Karim Bellarabi inside the box, and Bellarabi didn’t think about it twice before firing a one-time shot for the Werkself’s second.

Then in the 81st minute, Andjelo Srzentic pulled SC Hauenstein within one with a header after a free-kick, but it was too little too late as Bayer Leverkusen held on to progress to the next round of the DFB-Pokal.

Bayer Leverkusen will now kick off their German Bundesliga campaign next Saturday when they take on Monchengladbach.

You can watch Chicharito’s goal below: