A hat-trick from Serge Gnabry helped defending champions Bayern Munich hammer Werder Bremen 6-1 to stay top of the Bundesliga. The Germany attacker has come into form at the perfect time for both club and country.
Gnabry scored the second, fourth and fifth goals for Bayern in a rampant win over Bremen in Munich on Tuesday, taking his tally in the Bundesliga alone this season to seven goals and three assists.
“As a forward or an attacking player, it always does you good,” he said of his latest treble. “The more goals, the better.”
Whether it’s through scoring goals or making them, the Bayern No. 7 has been contributing a lot to his team lately. Last month Gnabry was directly involved in a goal in five consecutive competitive matches for the first time in his Bayern career.
That run of eight goal involvements in five games came to an end after he got the opener in the 6-2 success against Mainz on Matchday 12, but it only took two more outings before he started to improve his statistics again.
A second-half substitute in the UEFA Champions League victory over Inter Milan, the former Arsenal winger started – but didn’t score or make a goal – in a 3-2 win at Hertha Berlin. Then Gnabry became the first Bayern player to get a hat-trick this season – against the team he spent the 2016/17 season with.
Gnabry’s first was the perhaps the pick of the bunch as he cleverly curled the ball into the far corner from just inside the area. It was a key goal too, making it 2-1 on 22 minutes after Anthony Jung had cancelled out Jamal Musiala‘s early strike.
The 27-year-old had Leroy Sane to thank for his second, with the former Manchester City attacker setting up a tap in as the home team made it 4-1 on 28 minutes.