Son Heung-min Scores World-Class Double Against Nürnberg

Leverkusens Son Heung-min symbolizes a heart with his hands after scoring during the Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Nürnberg in Leverkusen, Germany on Saturday. /AP-Newsis Leverkusen's Son Heung-min symbolizes a heart with his hands after scoring during the Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Nürnberg in Leverkusen, Germany on Saturday. /AP-Newsis

Son Heung-min of Bayer Leverkusen in Germany's Bundesliga is continuing to score world-class goals using both feet, an achievement that few players in Europe can lay claim to.

In a home game against Nürnberg at the BayArena on Saturday, he netted twice to lead the team to a 3-0 victory. He scored the first goal of the match in the 36th minute with his right foot, and added another in the 76th with his left.

Gonzalo Castro broke through from the left hand corner and sent a low cross towards the goal. Son latched onto the ball as he was racing forward and guided it into the top left hand corner of the goal. He fired home his second from the left side of the penalty box, his preferred scoring area, after collecting another pass from Castro.

Son's blistering form at club level spells good news for Korea, which will no doubt be praying to see him create goals from the tiniest of opportunities during next year’s World Cup in Brazil.

Son ranks as the 13th most prolific goal scorer in the Bundesliga this season with six goals. This includes his hat trick on Nov. 9 against Hamburg.

Son received the highest rating among players from both teams for Sunday's game from the German daily Bild, while Goal.com named him player of the match.

englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 02, 2013 09:48 KST