5 Goals, 9 Minutes

Bayern's Lewandowski Sets Record

lewandowski shooting vs wolfsburg 22 sept 2015 source reuters
The Bayern forward, Robert Lewandowski, during play against Wolfsburg on Tuesday night in Munich.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    • Forward Robert Lewandowski broke a German soccer record, and possibly a world record, on Tuesday night after scoring five goals in under nine minutes to help Bayern Munich beat Wolfsburg 5-1.
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    • Robert Lewandowski scored the fastest hat-trick in under four minutes — and the fastest five goals ever in German football.
    • Mr. Lewandowski, a member of the Polish national soccer team, transferred from Borussia Dortmund.
    • Bayern Munich has won the Bundesliga 25 times, more than any other German soccer club.
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They are scoreboard numbers Bundesliga fans won’t forget soon, if ever – 51, 52, 55, 57 and 60.

Robert Lewandowski, the Polish forward and one of the many high-profile stars playing for Bayern Munich, came off the bench on Tuesday in the second half of a game against Wolfsburg to score five goals in less than nine minutes, a record.

In fact, the 28-year-old striker set a couple of records in the mid-week match: He fired in a four-minute hat-trick, the fastest in Bundesliga history, before adding another two goals in five minutes, becoming the first tier-one player ever to score five within such a short time.


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