I doubt Pep Guardiola will ever leave Robert Lewandowski on the bench again. The Bayern Munich manager left the striker on the bench for the first half of his side’s match against Wolfsburg before bringing him on at halftime. Trailing 1-0, Bayern Munich were in need of an offensive spark to keep their perfect Bundesliga record unblemished. To say that’s what Lewandowski gave them would be the understatement of the century.
Six minutes after entering the game, Lewandowski netted the equalizer and began a truly magical sequence of events. Play had barely restarted when Lewandowski pounced on a loose ball and drove it to the lower corner of the goal from well outside the 18-yard box. From there things just got crazy. Lewandowski followed his 51st and 52nd minute goals with goals in the 55th, 57th, and 60th minute. That’s right, Robert Lewandowski scored FIVE goals in just under nine minutes.
What made the spectacle even more impressive was the fact that each of the goals were quality goals. A few were even true gems. The volley in the 60th minute would have been an incredible goal in it’s own right, but considering the circumstances it’s the stuff of legends.
According to Grant Wahl, Lewandowski’s five goals were the fastest in the history of the big four European leagues. I’m definitely not surprised.
Let’s not forget, this wasn’t Robert Lewandowski’s first time putting on a supernatural single-game performance. When he was at Borussia Dortmund he did this to Real Madrid in the first leg of a Champions League semi-final: