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Ex-Chelsea frontman bags sublime hat-trick in Bundesliga

Former Chelsea frontman Salomon Kalou hit three goals as Hertha Berlin defeated Hannover 3-1 away in the Bundesliga.

The Ivorian hitman only took three shots on target during the match, but found the net with every one as Pal Dardai’s side moved into fourth place in the German top flight.

The victory was the capital club’s third away game in a row, and Dardai’s counterattacking style is clearly suited to Berlin’s attacking options, and particularly Kalou, who boasts the movement and finishing ability to profit on the break.

The former Blues frontman man opened the scoring on 33 minutes as he finished past former Manchester United stopper Ron-Robert Zieler, before doubling his lead early in the second period.

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While a Hiroshi Kiyotake penalty halved the deficit for the home side, a Kalou penalty re-established a two-goal cushion to take Hertha fourth.

Kalou spent six years at Stamford Bridge, winning the Premier League in 2010, four FA Cups and the Champions League in 2012.

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