Sports Alario on target again as Leverkusen beats Freiburg
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FREIBURG, Germany — Lucas Alario took his scoring run to five goals in three Bundesliga games as the Argentine forward struck twice in Bayer Leverkusen's 4-2 win over Freiburg on Sunday.
Freiburg took an early lead through Lucas Höler's third-minute goal before Alario scored twice. It marked the first time he's scored in three consecutive Bundesliga games despite being in his fourth season with Leverkusen.
Midfielder Nadiem Amiri made it 3-1 for Leverkusen with his first goal of the season before substitute Nils Petersen scored to give Freiburg hope of a draw.
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Defender Jonathan Tah made sure of the three points at a corner in the 84th with a header as Leverkusen scored four goals in a league game for the first time since May.
Leverkusen moved up to fourth with the win, while Freiburg is 13th.
Hertha Berlin's run of four defeats ended in a 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg, which recorded its fifth draw in six Bundesliga games. Matheus Cunha gave Hertha the lead in the sixth minute but Ridle Baku levelled for Wolfsburg 14 minutes later.
Hertha missed a string of second-half chances to take the three points.
French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi came off the bench to make his first appearance for Hertha since joining the club on loan from Arsenal. Guendouzi joined Hertha on Oct. 5 but was sidelined when he had to spend time in isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Wolfsburg is 10th and Hertha 14th.
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Alario scores 2 more goals, Leverkusen edges Gladbach 4-3 .
BERLIN — Argentine striker Lucas Alario kept his scoring streak going in Bayer Leverkusen's 4-3 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Alario scored two goals for the third consecutive league game, taking his tally to seven in his last four. Leverkusen twice came from behind to preserve its unbeaten start and stay fourth. Gladbach forward Lars Stindl opened the scoring in the 18th minute with a penalty awarded after Lukas Hradecky brought down Breel Embolo. The Leverkusen goalkeeper was booked for the challenge. Alario equalized on a counterattack in the 27th with a brilliant curling finish inside the far top corner.