Lewandowski scores fastest hat-trick in the Champions League

Jakarta, IDN Times – Bayern Munich’s success in beating RB Salzburg could not be separated from the charming appearance of Robert Lewandowski. How could he not, he managed to score hat trick to bring his team to a 7-1 win in the 2021/22 Champions League last 16 second leg at the Allianz Arena, Wednesday (93/2022).

Interestingly, Lewandowski created three goals in that match in just a short time. He only needed 23 minutes to be able to net the ball into the Salzburg goal which was escorted by Philipp Kohn.

After that Bayern appeared confident by adding four goals, each through Serge Gnabry (31′), Thomas Mueller (54′, 83′), and Leroy Sane (85′). Maurits Kjaergaard’s consolation goal (70′).

1. It only took 23 minutes since kick-off to make a hat trick

Reported by Opta, notes hat trick Lewandowski this time feels very special. Because, he did it in a short time. As a result, the Polish player was lined up as the fastest three-goal scorer since kickoff in the Champions League.

He was able to pass the previous record that lasted 26 years ago. AC Milan’s Marco Simone did hat trick against Rosenborg during the 1996 Champions League match. He only needed 24 minutes from kick-off to create the record that is now passed by Lewandowski.

The 33-year-old player scored a goal through the white point in the 12th and 21st minutes. Then another goal was created in the 23rd minute.

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2. Lewandowski opens the chance to be the top scorer in the Champions League this season

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Lewandowski's New Record, Scores Fastest Hat-trick in the Champions LeagueBayern Munich won big in the Champions League. (BETWEEN PHOTOS/REUTERS/ANDREAS GEBERT)

Lewandowski’s goal record has made his chances of becoming the Champions League topspor this season wide open. In total, he has scored 12 goals since appearing for Bayern in the preliminary round this season.

He managed to pass the collection of goals belonging to the Ajax Amsterdam star, Sebastian Haller who has scored 11 goals. He is still possible to be able to compete until past Lewandowski’s goal, with a record of being able to score in the second match of the Champions League next week.

3. Help Bayern Munich set a record too

Lewandowski's New Record, Scores Fastest Hat-trick in the Champions LeagueInfographic of Bayern Munich’s big win in the Champions League (IDN Times / Aditya Pratama)

Winning with a landslide score seems to be Bayern’s hobby in the Champions League. The 7-1 victory over Salzburg also added to the collection of Die Roten’s big wins in the highest European club competition.

In total, this is the seventh time Bayern Munich have scored seven or more goals in the Champions League. They also managed to outperform other European teams, as well as assert their dominance in Europe.

Lewandowski not only recorded individual achievements. He also managed to lead Bayern through to the quarter-finals for the 21st time in the Champions League, including in next season’s edition.

This number seems to be the most among other European clubs. One club that comes closest is Barcelona, ​​with a record of qualifying eight times. Bayern was a permanent participant in the quarter-finals.

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