Match ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 5, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0.
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.
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.
- 13HilbertSubstituted forDonatiat 45'minutes
- 44KamplSubstituted forFreyat 87'minutes
- 7HernándezSubstituted forMehmediat 79'minutes
- 24JantschkeBooked at 40minsSubstituted forElvediat 45'minutes
- 27KorbBooked at 81mins
- 8DahoudSubstituted forSchulzat 81'minutes
- 16TraoréSubstituted forRaffaelat 45'minutes
- 10T Hazard
- Tobias Stieler
- Shots on Target
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, 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.
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, 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, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Admir Mehmedi replaces Javier Hernández.
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! 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).