Bundesliga star scores 16th straight penalty to match record


Bundesliga star scores 16th straight penalty to match record

Union Berlin and Bundesliga star Max Kruse converted his 16th straight penalty to match a Bundesliga record, as Union Berlin thrashed Arminia Bielefeld 5-0 on Saturday.


The former Germany international scored from the penalty very early in the second half to equal Hans-Joachim Abel's record in the Bundesliga.


Abel had scored his penalties for Fortuna Dusseldorf, VfL Bochum and Schalke 04 during a period from 1973 to 1984.


Apart from this, Kruse helped Union Berlin to their biggest-ever Bundesliga win, lifting them up to fourth in the table ahead of the other fixtures in the weekend.


Kruse was involved in two other goals, providing the assists for Robert Andrich and Sheraldo Becker's goals.


Max Kruse returned to Germany this season, after a season with Fenerbahce.


The German has previously played for the likes of Werder Bremen, Borussia Monchengladbach and VfL Wolfsburg. among others.