Lewandowski hits five within nine minutes

Lewandowski hits five within nine minutes

Munich: Robert Lewandowski wrote Bundesliga history on Tuesday by scoring five goals in just nine minutes in Bayern Munich’s 5-1 romp at home to Wolfsburg. Bayern were 1-0 down at the break thanks to a goal by Wolfsburg winger Daniel Caligiuri when coach Pep Guardiola opted to swap midfielder Thiago Alcantara for Lewandowski. It proved to be an inspired move which saw Bayern go top of the table from Borussia Dortmund, who are at Hoffenheim on Wednesday.

The Poland striker scored just six minutes later to start his record-breaking haul as he demolished the Wolfsburg defence in a dazzling display.”I am very happy, that was crazy,” beamed Lewandowski.”We were 1-0 down when I came on and I knew we had to give some gas, but it’s unbelievable to get five goals.”

It was his best haul since scoring all four for ex-club Borussia Dortmund in their 4-1 win over Real Madrid in the 2013 Champions League semi-final.