Robert Lewandowski Scores 5 vs. Wolfsburg, Breaks Bundesliga Record

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistSeptember 22, 2015

Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, right, celebrates with teammate Douglas Costa after scoring during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski set a new Bundesliga record by scoring five goals in just nine minutes against Wolfsburg on Tuesday, firing the German champions into a comfortable lead after being introduced as a half-time substitute.

The Bavarian giants were losing 1-0 at home against Die Wolfe, so manager Pep Guardiola decided to change things up and bring the Poland international into the team. What happened next was nothing short of amazing and, per OptaFranz, a new record for fastest five-goal haul. 

His first goal was a simple tap-in, but when he went on a surging run before blasting home just moments later, the fans at the Allianz Arena knew they were in for something special. Three more goals followed in quick succession, including two spectacular volleys.

Bundesliga writer Cristian Nyari shared this photo of Guardiola reacting to what he was seeing:

As you can imagine, fans and pundits alike were in awe of what they were seeing. Even NBA star Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks seemed almost shocked:

Jack Pitt-Brooke of the Independent couldn't believe it:

“It was crazy,” Lewandowski told reporters after his performance, per Andrew Das of the New York Times. “I just wanted to shoot and wasn’t thinking about what happened afterwards." 

"I don’t think I’ll ever see something like that again," Guardiola added.

Lewandowski's five goals in nine minutes didn't just break the previous Bundesliga record. According to DW Sports, he more than halved it, with the previous record standing at 21 minutes. He's also the first player to score five in a single Bundesliga match since 1991, per Infostrada Sports.

The 27-year-old came agonisingly close to completing a double hat-trick not long after scoring his fifth, but Wolfsburg's Ricardo Rodriguez denied him with an incredible goal-line block in the 69th minute. No player scored the rest of the way as Bayern Munich secured a 5-1 win. 

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