Robert Lewandowski, the Polish international and FC Bayern München striker, achieved a feat of remarkable proportions when he scored five goals in nine minutes against VfL Wolfsburg in September 2015. The game finished 5-1 in Bayern’s favour, and Lewandowski’s incredible performance broke a host of records.
The match started off as a fairly even affair, with Wolfsburg’s Daniel Caligiuri opening the scoring in the 51st minute. However, Lewandowski was about to take centre stage. Just two minutes later, he equalised with a clinical finish. Then, in the 55th minute, he scored again, this time with a header.
The floodgates had opened, and Lewandowski was now in full flow. He scored his third goal of the game in the 57th minute, with a powerful shot from the edge of the box. His fourth goal came just two minutes later, as he calmly slotted the ball past the goalkeeper.
The fifth and final goal of Lewandowski’s incredible nine-minute spell came in the 60th minute. He completed his hat-trick of headers with a powerful effort from a corner, and Bayern had secured a 5-1 victory.
Lewandowski’s five goals in nine minutes was an incredible achievement, and one that is unlikely to be repeated anytime soon. He became the first player in Bundesliga history to score five goals in a single game, and the first player in Europe’s top five leagues to do so since England’s Steve Bloomer in 1902.
The feat also earned Lewandowski a place in the Guinness World Records. He was recognised for the “most goals scored by a substitute in a professional football match”, as he had come on as a substitute in the second half.
Lewandowski’s performance was a remarkable one, and it has rightly gone down in history. It was a perfect example of his clinical finishing ability, and it showed why he is one of the most feared strikers in world football.
Lewandowski’s five goals in nine minutes was an incredible feat, and one that will be remembered for many years to come. It was a truly remarkable performance, and one that cemented Lewandowski’s place in the history books.