Five-goal haul stuns even Lewandowski

2015-09-23 08:58
Robert Lewandowski (AFP)

Berlin - Robert Lewandowski admitted he had little idea how fast his goals flew in after scoring five times in nine minutes to write Bundesliga history in Bayern Munich's 5-1 rout of Wolfsburg.

The 27-year-old scored all five goals within an official time of eight minutes, 59 seconds after coming off the bench at half-time with Bayern 1-0 down at the Allianz Arena.

A superb strike by Wolfsburg's Daniel Caligiuri had given the visitors a shock lead until the 27-year-old Lewandowski sent Bundesliga records tumbling, including needing just three minutes, 19 seconds to claim his hat-trick.

But he admitted it was a bit of a blur.

"I have no idea how quick my hat-trick was, maybe five minutes?" he told German Sky on the sidelines before being told the official time.

"Okay, it was a bit quicker than that."

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.

"To score four goals in a Champions League semi-final was very important and a big story in my career, but to score five goals means this is another big evening for me," added Lewandowski, who sent Bayern top of the Bundesliga.

Lewandowski said his goal had simply been to score when he came on.

"I just wanted to shoot and shoot again. At 1-0 down, I had to score at least two goals," he added.

"It's been an incredible evening. What a great feeling."

His haul was the first time a player has come off the bench to score five goals in a Bundesliga game.

Lewandowski fell just short of matching the record goal-haul for a single Bundesliga match of six achieved by Cologne's Dieter Mueller in their 7-2 win over Werder Bremen in August 1977.

It was little surprise that Lewandowski was named man-of-the-match and he proved the ankle injury which kept him out of Saturday's 3-0 win at Darmstadt was not an issue.

"I think the ankle's fine," he grinned.


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