Bayern Munich’s Substitute striker scores 5 goals in nine minutes
- Robert Lewandowski changed the face of the match after being drafted in at half time
- Breaks multiple Bundesliga records
Substitute Robert Lewandowski made Bundesliga history on Tuesday after scoring five goals in the space of nine minutes as Bayern Munich came from behind to rout Wolfsburg 5-1 and move top of the standings.
“I’m very satisfied. It was a crazy few minutes,” said Lewandowski, who scored the league’s quickest ever hat trick and five goals. “Five goals is incredible. I’m very happy.”
His feelings of amazement were shared by Bayern coach Pep Guardiola. “I don’t think I’ll see it again,” Guardiola said. “Football is crazy sometimes.”
Daniel Caligiuri fired the visitors ahead in the 27th, controlling Julian Draxler’s cross with his first touch and then blasting the ball into the corner of the net with his next. Bayern were losing the match at the Allianz Arena 1-0 at half time before the Polish striker was introduced.
It took him only six minutes to make an impact slotting the ball into the net as the ball was squared to him. One minute later he rifled his second past Benaglio from 20 yards.
He scored his third three minutes and 18 seconds after the first which saw the 27-year-old record the quickest ever Bundesliga hat-trick. His original shot came back off the post and after two more attempts, he lofted the ball into the empty net.
Two minutes later he scored his fourth since coming of the bench and he still saved the best for last as he produced a stunning bicycle kick from the edge of the box to leave the Wolfsburg keeper stranded, as he wrapped up his five goal haul in just nine minutes.