Monday, April 23, 2018

Bundesliga players who scored during the international break

Douglas Zimmerman in Bundesliga, World Cup 15 Oct 2016

Four-match dry spell not what Lewandowski got us used to / Image via

Lewandowski scored four goals for Poland. / Image via

Many Bundesliga players represented their national teams during the recent international break. Who scored?

Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – scored a hat-trick dismantling the Denmark defense in Warsaw. He also scored goal deep in second-half stoppage time to secure three points for Poland over Armeria, 2-1.

Thomas Muller (Germany) – Thomas Muller scored twice to lead Germany to a comprehensive 3-0 win over the Czech Republic in a World Cup Qualifier.

Arturo Vidal (Chile) – In a crucial World Cup Qualifier against Peru, Vidal scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 85th minute, to secure Chile’s 2-1 victory.

Hertha BSC

Valentin Stocker (Switzerland) – As a substitute Stocker scored late to help his country beat Hungary 3-2 in Budapest.

Genki Haraguchi (Japan) –  Had mixed results for Japan. He scored a first-half goal but gave up a second half penalty against Australia.  The teams tied 1-1 in Melbourne.

RB Leipzig

Marcel Sabitzer (Austria) – scored the opening goal for his country in the 15th minute. However, they ended up losing 3-2 to Serbia.  

Bayer04 Leverkusen

Hakan Calhanoglu (Turkey) – Scored a penalty kick in the 81st minute against Ukraine to secure a point in World Cup Qualifying.

Admir Mehmedi (Switzerland) –  Mehemedi set up the first goal for Switzerland when he was taken down in the penalty box. He later scored a goal in the second half to secure the Swiss’s 2-1 victory over Andorra.

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Adam Szalai (Hungary) – Had two goals in a 3-2 home loss versus Switzerland. Also scored a goal in the 77th minute to seal Hungary’s victory over Latvia in World Cup Qualifying

Fabian Schär (Switzerland) – Finished a goal from the penalty spot to help the Swiss beat Andorra 2-1.

Eintracht Frankfurt

Marco Fabian (Mexico) –  In a friendly in the United States, Fabian scored to help Mexico defeat New Zealand 2-1.

FC Augsburg

Alfred Finnbogason (Iceland) – The forward scored Iceland’s second goal on a volley to help his country beat Turkey 2-0.

Dong-Won Ji (South Korea) – After his side had gone down to Qatar in a World Cup Qualifier, Dong-Won Ji finished a lofted ball to bring his team level. The game ended up a 3-2 victory for South Korea .

SV Darmstadt 98

Änis Ben-Hatira (Tunisia) –  The forward calmly finished an insurance goal to help his country defeat Guinea 2-0 in an African World Cup Qualifier. 

SV Werder Bremen

Sambou Yatabare (Mali) –  Gave underdog Mali a surprising lead after an 18th-minute strike against the Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo went on to score three goals to take the match.

Hamburger SV

Filip Kostic (Serbia) – Scored Serbia’s first goal in the 19th minute in their 3-0 World Cup Qualifier match victory over Moldova.

Vfl Wolfsburg

Julian Draxler (Germany) – scored a goal against Northern Ireland in a World Cup Qualifying Group C.



Douglas Zimmerman



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