Lewandowski Hits Four as Bayern Win Seven-goal Thriller
BERLIN: As Bayern Munich defeated, Hertha Berlin 4-3 in a staged finale to their Bundesliga game Robert Lewandowski scored four goals on Sunday.
After double coming from last from 2-0 and 3-2 down, the Poland protester transformed a sentence in injury time to leave the guests with nothing but pride to make it 3-3 in the 88th minute.
One week after their 32-game run without overcome athwart all competitions ended in a 4-1 loss at Hoffenheim Bayern coach Hansi Flick said a frantic agenda was having unpleasant property on his team.
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The last weekend’s conquer came days after winning the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla Bayern’s off season was shorter than common due to contribution in the late Champions League final.
Flick said, “The whole situation, the conditions, how we started the season was not ideal. We’re rushing from one game to another.”
Bayern and set up Thomas Muller for what appeared to be the opening goal in the 36th minute American defender Chris Richards made his first start. However, as Muller was slightly offside the goal ruled out through VAR.
When Lewandowski clutched his first goal there were no such issues four minutes later. Again, Richards was concerned. From Hertha goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow he crossed for Lewandowski to force a good save.
Serge Gnabry was first to the recoil and he pulled it back in through several defenders for Lewandowski to score from five yards. It was the Poland striker’s 100th goal in Bayern’s stadium.
Sending in a low cross from the right in the 51st minute Richards set up Lewandowski’s 101st. Lewandowski took two steps before let loose his shot inside the left post.
Hertha did not fall down and Jhon Cordoba pulled one back with a powerful header to Matheus Cunha’s free kick in the 59th.
The visitors kept approaching and Cunha steady in the 71st. The Brazilian played a one-two with Krzysztof Piatek made the most of a lucky bounce to go past Leon Goretzka and Jerome Boateng then stayed tranquil to sweep the ball past Manuel Neuer in Bayern’s goal.
Jessic Ngankam steady with a header in the 88th Muller set up Lewandowski to complete his hat deception from close range in the 85th but just a minute after coming on for Hertha.
The onward powdered him off to score the winner from the spot Maximilian Mittelstdt dragged Lewandowski down in the punishment area in injury Tim.
Draw at VfL Wolfsburg, who had a first-half goal disallowed earlier second-placed Augsburg missed the chance to top the table as they held to a goalless.