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'It was like I was in a trance'

Postby FCBayernNews » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:20 pm

Tuesday, 22 September 2015. A warm 20 degrees in Munich city centre during the day and the beer gardens at the Oktoberfest are all busy from midday. A large number of visitors to the Fest wore FC Bayern shirts with their lederhosen as VfL Wolfsburg were the visitors that night for the game against the unbeaten champions of Germany on Bundesliga matchday six. There was justified anticipation of another great night of football – but what happened later at the Allianz Arena would be difficult to imagine even if you'd downed a few litres of beer…

Robert Lewandowski was on the bench at the start of the game against VfL. The Poland striker had been injured the week before and had to rest for a couple of days as coach Pep Guardiola did not want to take any risks. However, as the Wolves took a 1-0 lead into the break through Daniel Caliguri, Pep made the change for the start of the second half by bringing on Lewandowski in place of Thiago Alcantara. What happened next are nine minutes of sporting history: 1-1 on 51 minutes, 2-1 on 52 minutes, 3-1 three minutes later before Lewandowski made it 4-1 on 57 minutes and 5-1 on the hour mark. 539 seconds that earned him four entries in the Guinness Book of Records.

This Friday is the second anniversary of Lewandowski's five-goal haul. And, as fate would have it, Bayern entertain VfL Wolfsburg again at the Allianz Arena. A rather curious coincidence? Or a point being made by the people who arrange the fixture lists? Or even the continuation of this incredible story? Certainly, reason enough for the Bayern Magazine to catch up with Robert Lewandowski to once again review the most spectacular match of his career.
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