Record: Lewandowski scores fastest quadruple in Champions League history

Polish striker Robert Lewandowski scored four goals for FC Bayern Munich in under fifteen minutes against FK Crvena Zvezda in the UEFA Champions League Group B.

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Lewandowski started scoring in the 53rd minute of the game when he converted a penalty kick. He even found the net in the first half in Belgrade, Serbia, but the goal was disallowed by VAR, after a handball from a Bayern player.

His second goal of the game came seven minutes later when Philippe Coutinho crossed the ball into the box for Corentin Tolisso to head it down to Lewandowski who put the ball in the net from a few metres.

The Polish striker completed his hat-trick in the 64th minute with a header. Four minutes he grabbed a fourth, to break the record for the fastest four-goal haul in UEFA Champions League history.

Lewandowski did not even play the whole match, having been substituted in the 77th minute for Thomas Müller.

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Bayern won 6:0 in Belgrade. Either side of Lewandowski’s four goals were the first from Leon Goretzka in the 14th minute and Tolisso in the 90th.

This was the second time the Polish striker scored four in a Champions League match. In 2013, whilst playing for Borussia Dortmund he achieved the remarkable accomplishment in a 4:1 victory over Real Madrid CF.

Lewandowski has scored 10 goals in five matches this season in the Champions League. He is now fifth in the competitions all-time scorers list with 63 goals, just one behind French striker Karim Benzema of Real Madrid. The leader is Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 127 goals.

The Champions League is not the only competition in which the Polish striker has found red-hot scoring form. In the German Bundesliga, he has 16 goals in 12 matches. Moreover, his goals in matches against Latvia (three) and Slovenia (one) helped the Polish national team to secure the first place in Group G of the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers. His tally for the season is currently an incredible 30 goals in 24 matches for club and country.

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