- Polish striker hits the fastest hat-trick, four- and five-goal haul in German football history
- Only a handful of players around Europe have managed to score five or more in a game
(CNN)Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski has entered the record books with the quickest hat-trick in Bundesliga history. Then he set the record for the fastest four goals. Then five.
Giving new meaning to the term "super sub", the striker, who came on as a second-half replacement Tuesday for Juan Bernat, enjoyed a stunning nine-minute period, scoring a dazzling array of goals, from a first, easy tap-in, a sublime long-range second and a fraught, rebound-happy third to end with two stunning finishes as his confidence burgeoned.
His coach, Pep Guardiola, said that he was "delighted" for the player, and his expression as the fifth went in said it all. Teammate Jerome Boateng also lavished praise on the striker, saying that Lewandowski was "one of the best forwards in the world. I'm just glad he's on my team."