Robert Lewandowski wrote Bundesliga history on Tuesday and sent records tumbling by scoring five goals in just nine minutes in Bayern Munich’s 5-1 victory at home to Wolfsburg.
Bayern trailed 1-0 at half-time, when Lewandowski came on for Thiago Alcantara.
It proved to be an inspired move, as the Poland striker scored just six minutes later to start his record-breaking haul as he demolished the Wolfsburg defence.
Lewandowski added four more in quick succession to record the fastest five goals scored by one player in Bundesliga history.
“I am very happy, that was crazy,” said Lewandowski.
“We were 1-0 down when I came on and I knew we had to give some gas, but it’s unbelievable to get five goals.”
It was his best haul since scoring all four for ex-club Borussia Dortmund in their 4-1 win over Real Madrid in the 2013 Champions League semi-finals.
The win sees Pep Guardiola’s Bayern go top of the table, three points clear of Borussia Dortmund, who played Hoffenheim on Wednesday. Wolfsburg remain third.