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Chicharito scores twice in win over Frankfurt

AS Roma v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - UEFA Champions League Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

After missing out last week through a hamstring injury, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez picked up where he left off two weeks ago by scoring a brace in Bayer Leverkusen’s 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Chicharito ended a 1,455 minute scoring drought in all competitions against Borussia Monchengladbach two weeks ago, and looks to be heating up just in time for the return of the Champions League.

The 28-year-old Mexican international opened the scoring after less than five minutes by firing in a one-time finish over goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky.

Chicharito then made it two in the second half, notching his eighth league goal of the season off a Karim Bellarabi volleyed pass.

Fellow Mexican international and Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Marco Fabian was absent from the match, as he has been struggling with a hip injury.

Chicharito and company next travel to FC Augsburg before taking on Atletico Madrid in their crucial Champions League matchup.