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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Robert Lewandowski the best Striker?

Robert Lewandowski came on as a substitute at half-time with Bayern Munich losing 1-0 to Wolfsburg and scored five goals in under nine minutes -- the fastest by a player in Bundesliga history according to Opta stats.
It will be remembered that Lewandowski scored four goals against Spanish giant Real Madrid in the 2013 champions league semi- finals.
Lewandowski, 27, was on the bench for the Bundesliga game on Tuesday night but replaced Juan Bernat at half-time and got his side back into it immediately.

Five incredible goals followed in eight minutes, 59 seconds, between the first and the fifth -- the fastest anyone has scored five in Bundesliga history, and Bayern won 5-1.


His first three goals came in the span of four minutes, the fastest hat trick in Bundesliga history.

Lewandoswki leveled the score with a toe poke from six yards in the 51st minute, and Bayern took the lead on his blast from 20 yards a minute later.

He had to work harder for his third goal in the 55th minute, first hitting the post and seeing his follow-up saved before finally finding the back of the net.

The fourth came in the 57th minute, when he scored from a cross on a high bounce. But he saved the best for last in the 60th minute, volleying Mario Gotze's cross with a scissor kick to send the crowd further into raptures.
After such an emphatic display, the question ones again crops up, Is Lewandowski the best striker in Europe in terms of finishing?

The list of top strikers in Europe is endless, ranging from Karim Benzema to Edison Cavani but none seems to be as clinical at the Polish, who in his time at Dortmund scored 74 goals in 134 appearances  and 25 goals in just 36 for Bayern.
His five goals last night may just be a point to further climb up the ladder on the list of the best strikers to grace the field in recent times.

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