Chicharito scores again, but John Brooks gets winner

The Mexican striker pulled his side level, but the USA defender's powerful header earned a win for Hertha.

Mexican forward Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez scored again for Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, but American defender John Brooks got the last laugh, powering home a header to give Hertha Berlin a 2-1 win over Leverkusen. 

A goal from Vladimír Darida early on had Hertha 1-0 up, but Hernandez slipped in behind the defense just inside the half-hour mark to pull his side level.

The game stayed even through the break, but on the hour mark Brooks struck to put the home side back in front, rising highest to power home a header from a corner and give his team a 2-1 lead. 

The win leaves Hertha five points clear of Leverkusen, with both sides fighting for one of the Bundesliga's European slots.