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Karim Bellarabi scores again for Bayer Leverkusen in Bundesliga win over Hertha Berlin

Published on: 30 August 2014
Bellarabi scored for Bayer Leverkusen

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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German-born would-be Ghanaian attacker Karim Bellarabi highlighted his magnificent scoring run for Bayer Leverkusen by scoring the fourth goal in their 4-2 triumph over Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday evening. 

The 24-year-old wrapped up the victory for Leverkusen at the BayArena with a brilliant finish in the 86th minute.

Leverkusen started the game on a bad note with young Croatian defender Tin Jedvaj scoring an own-goal in the 24th minute to gift the home side the lead but redeemed himself by scoring the the equaliser five minutes into the second-half.

But Hertha took the lead again before Leverkusen levelled through Emir Spahi? and Julian Brandt. Brandt's goal was a by-product of Bellarabi's effort. The former West Bromwich Albion target had broke free on the right and aimed a shot at goal. But his effort came off the post and Brandt ghosted in on time to finish off from 8 yards.

While Leverkusen were busily working to protect their lead before the final whistle, Bellarabi cooled the pressure off by scoring in the 86th minute.

Winger Calhanoglu outpaced his marker to release a fine cross for Bellarabi and the attacker timed his movement well to blast home a thunderous strike from close range to cement the win for his side.

Bellarabi has hit a rich vein of form as he has scored three goals in his last four games for Leverkusen and, last week, scored the fastest goal in the German Bundesliga's history.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Kantoose says:
    August 30, 2014 10:51 pm
    What is GFA doing about this Ghanaian? Have they spoken with him?
  • PeeWee says:
    August 31, 2014 05:04 am
    Leave him alone, if he wanna play for Ghana let him take the first step...The KPB, and Kwarasay experience is still fresh in our minds. For all you know, being of Morrocan descent, he could bring us more problems than the two above. Enough of begging foreigners to play for us, we've got enough Ghana born talent to harness.
  • Kantoose says:
    August 31, 2014 07:23 am
    @peewee go and find a cure for your short sightedness. You know how many overseas born Ghanaians have served Ghana well till now? And you know how many Ghana born Ghanaians have served other nations till now? It is a global world now. Shine your eye.
  • risky says:
    August 31, 2014 08:40 am
    Good point peewee. Let him take the 1st step. That ll underline his commitment and patriotism.