On this day: Robert Lewandowski smashes 5 in 9 mins

Robert Lewandowski rescued Bayern Munich from suffering a home defeat against Wolfsburg on September 22, 2015, in the Bundesliga.

Robert Lewandowski gestures after scoring his fifth goal against Wolfsburg on September 22, 2015.   -  AFP

Robert Lewandowski took world football by storm with a quickfire, five-goal show in Bayern Munich's home match against Wolfsburg on September 22, 2015.

The Pole came on as a substitute at the start of the second half and, with the Bavarian giant trailing Wolfsburg by a goal, turned the match on its head by scoring five goals in all of nine minutes. Lewandowski became the fastest player in Bundesliga history to score five goals in nine minutes.

His first goal came six minutes after coming on and four more goals followed, leading Bayern to a facile win and atop the Bundesliga table, displacing Borussia Dortmund.

The first goal came from near the six-yard box, the Pole catching the ball sweetly with the inside of his left foot to find the open goal. The second goal was among the emphatic strikes, coming from outside the box. Lewandowski found the bottom left corner with a right-footed strike. His first and second goals were only 60 seconds apart.

His third goal was a touch scruffy. His initial attempt struck the left upright, the second attempt was saved and, with his third attempt, Lewandowski completed his hat-trick, scoring past his old team-mate Dante. The third goal arrived less than three-and-a-half minutes after coming on, completing the fastest Bundesliga hat-trick.

His fourth goal was volleyed from close range, arriving five minutes and 42 seconds after being subbed on. With his fourth goal, he completed the fastest four-goal haul in Bundesliga.

The fifth was the most emphatic of the lot, connecting with a Philip Lahm cross acrobatically from just inside the 18-yard box, leaving the goalkeeper flat-footed and finding the bottom left corner again.

It completed one of the great individual performances not just in Bundesliga but in world football.

Bayern went on to lift the 2015-16 Bundesliga title, finishing 10 points ahead of nearest challenger, Borussia Dortmund.

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