Patrik Schick of Leverkusen celebrates a goal.
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The Czech national team can equal or surpass the icon of Leverkusen in Saturday’s match against the fifth Freiburg.

Schick last shone in Saturday’s match at the Hoffenheim field, where he had a large share in the 4: 2 win with two goals and assistance. Thanks to this, Bayer secured participation in the Champions League, where he qualified after three years.

“Two goals and a pass, of course I can be satisfied with that. But the season is over and you are tired, it would be even better, “said Schick, who lost several matches this season due to injury.

He broke one club record in the autumn part of the German league, when he scored 16 goals. The team improved by the previous maximum of Ulf Kirsten, another legend of Leverkusen.

Kirsten, who kicked for Bayer between 1990 and 2003, has the club’s second highest number of starts (448) and is its best scorer in history (220). The second Kiessling recorded a respectable 162 hits between 2006 and 2018.

But back to Schick, who also plays a major role in the fact that Leverkusen pushed his record from the memorable year 2001/02, in which Bayer finished second in the Cup, Bundesliga and Champions League, by a total of 78 goals a total of 78 goals.

“Those goals are just amazing. He is a fantastic player and we are glad to have him here, “praised Schicka sports director Simon Rolfes.

In the Bundesliga table of shooters, only the Pole Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich with 34 goals is in front of the Czech forward. The 26-year-old national team has a two-year contract in Leverkusen, and the management keeps saying that the former player of Leipzig, AS Roma or Sampdorie Genoa is not for sale.