Robert Lewandowski was the great architect of Bayern Munich’s victory against Stuttgart (4-0) this Saturday, March 20. On fire, the Pole scored a hat-trick and at the same time sent a very strong message to Paris-Saint-Germain, future opponent of the Germans in the quarter-finals of the C1.
Robert Lewandowski warned Paris-Saint-Germain players the day after the Champions League draw, which put the two clubs face to face in the quarter-finals. And as often, he put it in the manner. Against Stuttgart, the 32-year-old Pole strolled by scoring a hat-trick in just 21 minutes of play, largely contributing to the Bavarians’ easy 4-0 victory at the Allianz Arena.
To register this hat-trick, Lewandowski showed the full extent of his talent. First of a resumption in fox surfaces on a cross side of Serge Gnabry (18th), then of a head (23rd), lonely between the defenders of the VFB.
To complete this hat-trick, the Pole did it alone by nabbing the ball at the entrance to the penalty area before crucifying the unfortunate Gregor Kobel with a cross strike from the left.
While Bayern have only played in the 26th day of the Bundesliga, Robert Lewandowski is already 35 goals scored since the start of the season. In history, only Lionel Messi (in 2012-2013) and Telmo Zarra (in 1950-1951) had reached this bar in 26 days.
Lewandowski is very close to the biggest goal tally of a player in the German Championship since Gerd Müller’s 36 goals in 1972-1973 for … Bayern Munich. There is no doubt that the serial Polish striker will have the opportunity to steal the record from the legendary German striker in the 12 remaining matches.
In the standings, Bayern keeps four points ahead of Leipzig at the top of the Bundesliga, before challenging their runner-up on April 3, after the international break.