Bayern Munich has recovered with brilliance in the Champions League after the draw in the first leg of the eighth finals against Salzburg. Hat-trick hero Robert Lewandowski led his team towards the quarter-finals before halftime, with another record performance. In the end, the Austrians got 7 around the ears.
Bayern – Salzburg in a nutshell:
- key moment: Salzburg gets off to a good start in the Allianz Arena, but in 8 minutes Wöber lets himself be caught twice in the same way by Lewandowski. The Pole converts both penalty kicks neatly, match played.
- Man of the match: Robert Lewandowski already decided the match before the half hour. With a flawless hat-trick, RB Salzburg was completely in the loop. He also gave a nice assist for Leroy Sané after the break.
- Remarkable: Lewandowski has another record. He scored the fastest ever hat-trick in CL from the start of a match tonight. He also now scored more than 5 hat-tricks in the Championship, as did Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (who already have 8 each).
Lewandowski puts Salzburg through the meat grinder
What a night for Robert Lewandowski. After the 1-1 draw in the first leg in Salzburg, Bayern Munich still had some work to do in their own Allianz Arena.
As so often, the Bavarian machine could count on Lewandowski. After every childish defense of Wöber, the Pole converted 2 penalties himself. Moments later, he was just too quick for goalkeeper Köhn to make it 3-0 before half an hour.
Serge Gnabry also got his share before the break. The visitors were exhausted, Lewandowski once again put his name in the history books with the fastest CL hat-trick ever from the start of the match. 45 minutes to feast for the Bayern fans.
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Köhn has to turn around 7 times
With a series of substitutions on both sides, the tempo had completely disappeared from the game, but there were again 4 goals to score. Müller made 2 very nice goals, on the other side the 18-year-old Kjaergaard countered.
At the end of the match, Lewandowski once again showed his superior class. With a fabulous heel he put Sané alone in front of Köhn who made it 7-1.
Monster figures in the Allianz Arena. After a somewhat more difficult period on cruise control, Bayern goes to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. PSG, Manchester City and other top clubs are undoubtedly already holding their hearts.