Polish international and Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski smashed records by coming off the bench to score five goals in nine minutes last night, in what was a blistering quick fire performance.
With Bayern trailing 0-1 to VfL Wolfsburg, Pep Guardiola decided to make a change and bring Lewandowski onto the pitch to change the game at half-time.
Scoring the first of his goals in the 51st minute, he went on to score the quickest hat-trick in German Bundesliga history. He then recorded the fastest four goal haul with his fourth. He then completed the rout with his fifth in the 60th minute, meaning he’d scored an incredible five goals in just 9 minutes.
He scored his first goal with his third touch, his second with his fourth touch, his third with his 8th touch, his fourth goal with his ninth touch and his fifth with his ninth touch. Extremely economical.
He is the only sub to have ever scored five goals in a single game. The last two goals were spectacular, the volley into the top corner from the edge of the box showing a real ability in technique. To think he is considered out of favour at Bayern and possible moves away have been mooted. I suspect those will soon be put to bed.