Leverkusen (Germany) (AFP) - Javier Hernandez scored on his first start for Bayer Leverkusen in their 4-1 rout of BATE Borisov on Wednesday as the Germans topped Group E ahead of Barcelona.
Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu netted twice in the rout as Bayer put the Belarus side to the sword in their opening Champions League tie.
"That was a good start to the Champions League and a very important win for us," said Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt.
Swiss striker Admir Mehmedi gave club de futbol america authentic jerseys Bayer an early lead, but Serbia midfielder Nemanja Milunovic headed BATE level on 13 minutes. Calhanoglu then put the hosts 2-1 up after the break before Mexico's Hernandez scored Leverkusen's third.
Calhanoglu netted a late penalty as the hosts dominated, using their 65 percent possession to fire in 20 shots on goal to BATE's paltry two efforts.
Hernandez's goal was no more than the 27-year-old ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid forward deserved as 'Chicharito' justified replacing Stefan Kiessling in Leverkusen's starting line-up with an impressive display.
Having made his debut off the bench in Leverkusen's shock 1-0 Bundesliga defeat to Darmstadt last Saturday, Hernandez received a standing ovation from the BayArena crowd when he made way for Germany striker Kiessling on 72 minutes.
After Barcelona's 1-1 draw at Roma, Leverkusen's victory is a confidence booster ahead of their clash with the defending champions cheap club de futbol america jerseys free shipping at the Camp Nou in a fortnight -- having been routed 7-1 on their previous visit cheap club de futbol america jerseys from china there cheap club de futbol america jerseys for sale in 2012.