Robert Lewandowski: Bayern star's five-goal haul shatters records

    Story highlights

    • 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.

    The Polish international more than doubled his goals tally for the season, from four to nine during the period from the 51st to 60th minutes. Hapless VfL Wolfsburg, which had enjoyed a rare advantage against Bayern at the Allianz Arena, was floored by "Lewy's" rapid onslaught and, despite being a goal up when the 27-year-old was introduced, ended up 5-1 losers.
        "That was madness!" Lewandowski said after the match. "Five goals -- unbelievable! I'm very, very pleased. It's a massive evening for me."
        He was presented with the match ball, signed by his teammates, after the game.

        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."
        As the BBC wryly noted, the Pole scored more goals in nine minutes than Liverpool have all season, also observing that his tally during the nine-minute blitz outdoes Wayne Rooney's for the entirety of 2015.