It is fair to say at the start of the season Joel Pohjanpalo was just a name to make up the team sheet but in the opening two games, the Leverkusen centre-forward has set the Bundesliga alight.
Fans of German football might be familiar with Pohjanpalo after the opening two games, but any casual fans, or those who simply don’t have to time to keep up to date with the Bundesliga, may not be fully aware of the attacker.
To help fans get to know the future Bundesliga star a bit better, we’ve put together a fact file full of everything you need to know about him.
He took all the headlines on Matchday 2 scoring a hat-trick in just 18 minutes after coming on as a substitute for Die Werkself when they were trailing 0-1 to Hamburger SV.
The partnership with Javier Hernandez is one to look out for with Kevin Volland out injured. It is a possibility that the Finland born attacker could feature in Leverkusen’s opening Champions League fixture against CSKA Moscow.
With the Finnish international taking the Bundesliga by storm, we thought it’d be right to look into who he is and what’s led to him being the joint-Bundesliga top scorer.