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Robert Lewandowski: Striker scores five goals in nine minutes

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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski stepped off the bench at half-time against Wolfsburg to score five goals in nine minutes during a 5-1 comeback win for the German football giants.

We take a look at the records he broke, the reaction to his haul and compare his achievements to others.

Here's how he scored his five...
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Lewandowski took six minutes to score his opener - sliding home from close range
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His second came 58 seconds later with a brilliant effort from distance
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Two minutes later, he took three attempts to score the third - first hitting the post and then forcing a save
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Another two minutes on and he volleyed home a fourth
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It took him more than three minutes to add his fifth, with a brilliant acrobatic volley
Lewandowski scored more league goals in nine minutes than...
  • Liverpool, Newcastle and West Brom have this season
  • Wayne Rooney has in 2015
  • Mario Balotelli did in his season at Liverpool
  • Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has in over three years
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Lewandowski and his wife Anna Stachurska celebrated the five-goal phenomenon after the game
Records fall to devastating Lewandowski
  • Lewandowski scored the quickest hat-trick (four minutes) in the Germany's top league, Bundesliga. Then set a new record for four goals in the same match. And then did likewise for five, too.
  • He became the first Bundesliga substitute to score more than a hat-trick.
  • The Pole scored the fastest five-goal haul in a major European league since statistics started being recorded.
  • Lewandowski is the third Bayern player to score five in a game - Gerd Muller did so three times, and Dieter Hoeness once.
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Pep Guardiola has seen a lot in football - but never something like this
Reaction - 'I can't really understand it'

Striker Robert Lewandowski said: "This was just crazy. Five goals, that's just unbelievable. I just wanted to shoot and wasn't thinking about what happened afterwards. I am very, very satisfied. This was a great evening for me.

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola said: "I am very happy for Robert. For his confidence and our future this was extremely important.

"I can't really understand it. Five goals. Neither as a coach nor as a player did I ever experience something like this and I can't really explain it. Five goals against Wolfsburg are never easy."