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Two-goal Alaba: That doesn't happen every day

Anyone who has anything to do with Bayern has known for quite some time that young David Alaba is a bit special. The South terrace fans have even come up with a special chant dedicated to the Austrian, but in Saturday evening's 4-0 victory over Schalke, the player unveiled two new sides to his character. On the one hand, he showed hip-swinging dancing talent when he joined Franck Ribéry in a goal celebration. And on the other, the left-back’s name suddenly appeared in the goalscoring column not once but twice, as he struck the first brace of his Bundesliga career.

“It's obviously terrific," the 20-year-old said when he spoke to on Sunday, “this kind of thing doesn't happen to me every day, so I'm delighted." Alaba set his side on their way with a calmly taken 19th-minute penalty, before doubling his tally six minutes into the second half with a side-footed finish, making the score 3-0 at the time.