Mario Gomez struck a seven-minute hat-trick for Wolfsburg in a thrilling 3-3 Bundesliga draw at Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday as the striker’s prolific form under coach Andries Jonker continued.
Karim Bellarabi put the hosts in front shortly before half-time and when Kevin Volland doubled the lead after the break, Leverkusen looked to be heading for a comfortable victory.
Gomez had other ideas, however, glancing home Jakub Blaszczykowski’s right-wing cross after 79 minutes to spark a stunning conclusion at the BayArena.
The striker headed Maximilian Arnold’s corner in two minutes later and Gomez completed his 12th Bundesliga hat-trick from the spot after the influential Blaszczykowski was brought down to turn the game around for the visitors.
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But Leverkusen claimed a point in the 89th minute, Bellarabi setting up 17-year-old Kai Havertz for a powerful low finish that confirmed the teenager as the youngest Bundesliga goalscorer in his club’s history.
17 years old.
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Gomez has now scored 15 goals in the nine games Jonker has coached him, the pair having previously worked together at Bayern Munich, but Wolfsburg are only a point above the relegation zone following the six-goal thriller, while Leverkusen are two places higher in 11th.
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