German Bundesliga
B Leverkusen5B Mgladbach0

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 5-0 B M'gladbach

Javier Hernandez scores for Bayer Leverkusen against Borussia Monchengladbach
Hernandez has scored 10 in the league this season

Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez scored a hat-trick as Bayer Leverkusen thrashed Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga.

Hernandez, 27, struck three times in the second half to take his tally to 17 goals since he moved to Germany from United for £7.3m in August.

Stefan Kiessling scored the other two goals as Leverkusen won for the only the second time in nine games.

Borussia would have gone back up to third in the table with a win.

Javier Hernandez celebrates scoring for Bayer Leverkusen against Borussia Monchengladbach
Javier Hernandez spent five seasons with Manchester United but was loaned out to Real Madrid last year

But the side that went out of Europe with a 4-2 defeat by Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday lost their first league game since September and first under coach Andre Schubert.

Germany international Kiessling, 31, headed Leverkusen in front before half-time then set up Hernandez to slot in his first goal 18 minutes into the second half.

Kiessling added the next with another header and Hernandez then completed his hat-trick with two goals in as many minutes.

The Mexico international converted another pass from Kiessling with a low finish past Yann Sommer before Karim Bellarabi played him in to add his 10th league goal of the season as Leverkusen moved up to sixth place.

Line-ups

B Leverkusen

  • 1Leno
  • 13HilbertSubstituted forDonatiat 45'minutes
  • 4Tah
  • 21Toprak
  • 18Wendell
  • 38Bellarabi
  • 23Kramer
  • 44KamplSubstituted forFreyat 87'minutes
  • 10Calhanoglu
  • 7HernándezSubstituted forMehmediat 79'minutes
  • 11Kießling

Substitutes

  • 2Ramalho
  • 5Papadopoulos
  • 14Mehmedi
  • 25Kresic
  • 26Donati
  • 35Yurchenko
  • 37Frey

B Mgladbach

  • 1Sommer
  • 24JantschkeBooked at 40minsSubstituted forElvediat 45'minutes
  • 3Christensen
  • 6Nordtveit
  • 27KorbBooked at 81mins
  • 8DahoudSubstituted forSchulzat 81'minutes
  • 34Xhaka
  • 17Wendt
  • 16TraoréSubstituted forRaffaelat 45'minutes
  • 13Stindl
  • 9Drmic

Substitutes

  • 4Brouwers
  • 10T Hazard
  • 11Raffael
  • 18Schulz
  • 21Sippel
  • 30Elvedi
  • 31Hrgota
Referee:
Tobias Stieler
Attendance:
30,210

Match Stats

Home TeamB LeverkusenAway TeamB Mgladbach
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 5, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 5, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0.

Attempt blocked. Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christoph Kramer.

Foul by Granit Xhaka (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Marlon Frey (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stefan Kießling following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Marlon Frey replaces Kevin Kampl.

Corner, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Conceded by Wendell.

Foul by Raffael (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Christoph Kramer (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Julian Korb (Borussia Mönchengladbach) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Julian Korb (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Marvin Schulz replaces Mahmoud Dahoud.

Julian Korb (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Admir Mehmedi replaces Javier Hernández.

Goal!

Goal! Bayer 04 Leverkusen 5, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0. Javier Hernández (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Karim Bellarabi following a fast break.

Goal!

Goal! Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0. Javier Hernández (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stefan Kießling.

Hand ball by Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Foul by Lars Stindl (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Javier Hernández (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Granit Xhaka (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Giulio Donati (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Raffael (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0. Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Hakan Calhanoglu with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Granit Xhaka.

Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Granit Xhaka (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Goal!

Goal! Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0. Javier Hernández (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stefan Kießling.

Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Havard Nordtveit (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Attempt missed. Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andreas Christensen (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Attempt missed. Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Hakan Calhanoglu following a set piece situation.

Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Havard Nordtveit (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 12th December 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich1614114583743
2B Dortmund15112242202235
3Hertha Berlin169252418629
4Wolfsburg167542518726
5B Mgladbach168263128326
6B Leverkusen167362420424
7Mainz167362321224
8Schalke157352121024
9Hamburg166461922-322
10Köln165651620-421
11Ingolstadt165561117-620
12Darmstadt164661523-818
13Werder Bremen164391630-1415
14Frankfurt153571823-514
15Hannover1642101828-1014
16Augsburg153481825-713
17Hoffenheim162771724-713
18Stuttgart1633101936-1712
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