Published: 19:45 BST, 23 May 2020 | Updated: 19:50 BST, 23 May 2020
Eintracht Frankfurt’s Martin Hinteregger notched an unconventional hat trick on Saturday afternoon as the centre half was on the losing side during his side’s 5-2 hammering to Bayern Munich.
The German champions avenged their shock 5-1 loss to Hinteregger’s side at the Allianz Arena as Hans-Dieter Flick’s side ran riot in what was, on the whole, a comfortable afternoon’s work for the Bundesliga leaders.
Although they did suffer a brief scare in the second half when, 3-0 up, Hinteregger notched a four-minute brace to drag his side back into the contest.
The Dane notched a quickfire double in four minutes before finding his own net against Bayern
But Frankfurt’s hard work in getting back into the contest was undone when Gelson Fernandes’s loose pass was latched onto by Alphonso Davies who struck past Kevin Trapp in goal.
And their misery was further compiled when Serge Gnabry prodded the ball past Trapp and Hinteregger, in an effort to clear the ball, poked it into his own net.
That calamity made it three goals for the Dane on the afternoon, meaning Frankfurt have conceded eight goals in their first two games back in the league in a concerning turn of events for last season’s Europa League semi finalists.
Football fans took to social media to react to the Frankfurt defender’s unusual trio of goals
Football fans took to Twitter to discuss whether Hinteregger’s contributions at either end should be registered as a hat trick, in what was an eventful afternoon for the defender.
@90min_Football said: ‘Scoring twice and then putting one past your own keeper still counts as a hat trick, right Martin Hinteregger?’
@Eonyeche said” ‘Martin hinteregger (sic) got his hatrick (sic) but in the wrong side of the post’.
Hinteregger has enjoyed a wonderful goalscoring season, with eight strikes making him Frankfurt’s top scorer this season.
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