Robert Lewandowski is probably the best striker in the world right now, but no one would have guessed he would break four world records this season. Even more impressively, the Bayern Munich hitman achieved all four feats in the space of nine minutes in a game he didn't even start in.
If you don't know what we're talking about by now, then hang your unworthy head in shame.
Yes, Lewandowski's incredible five-goal haul against Wolfsburg in September set records that are likely to stand for a significant amount of time.
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Those achievements are:
- Quickest Bundesliga hat-trick
- Quickest Bundesliga four-goal haul
- Quickest Bundesliga five-goal haul
- Most goals by a Bundesliga substitute
Of course, the world was aware that Lewandowski had broken those records the morning after the match, but now it has been made official, with Guinness World Records handing him four of their famous frames in a presentation this past weekend.
Lewandowski later tweeted this:
The Poland international was brought on by Pep Guardiola as a half-time substitute with Bayern Munich trailing 1-0. He scored his first goal in little over five minutes (50:45) and would bag his second under a minute later (51.43).
Lewandowski then proceeded to hit the post, get another shot on target before finally completing his hat-trick on 54:03 – the fastest in Bundesliga history. Two more would follow in the subsequent five minutes with Guardiola almost collapsing at the sight of his fifth, a stunning scissor kick.