Live

Highlights on Off The Ball

07:00 AM-01:00 PM

Highlights on Off The Ball
Advertisement
WATCH: Lewandowski hits remark...
Soccer

WATCH: Lewandowski hits remarkable 20-minute hat-trick for Bayern

Off The Ball
Off The Ball

15:43 20 Mar 2021

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski scored a remarkable first-half hat-trick despite his team having been reduced to 10-men early on against Stuttgart. 

Sitting atop the Bundesliga before the day's action got underway, Bayern Munich made it to half-time 4-0 ahead in Saturday's clash with mid-table Stuttgart.

After getting off to a relatively slow start, things turned sour for Hansi Flick's team when Canadian full-back Alphonso Davies was sent-off within the opening 15 minutes.

The result of a dangerous tackle, it momentarily appeared as if the dominant force in German football may be in for a difficult afternoon.

Fives minutes later, however, Robert Lewandowski had his first goal of the afternoon.

The Polish striker's 33rd Bundesliga goal of the season, it only took him about five minutes more to get his 34th and double Bayern Munich's lead.

A beautifully well-directed header, before the game made its way to half-time he had struck his third and grabbed a perfect right-foot, left-foot and header hat-trick.

The latest in an an obscenely good spell of form for Lewandowski, he now stands 15 goals clear of Erling Haaland (2nd) on the Bundesliga's list of top scorers this season.

Moreover, it moves the Polish striker clear into second spot behind Gerd Müller in the list of all-time Bundesliga top scorers.

That being said, he'll still have to score the guts of another 100 league goals if he wishes to surpass the iconic German striker who retired with a record of 365 goals to his name.

Related Reads:

WATCH: Ex-Liverpool player grapples with MMA legend
Joe Hart throws his social media team under the bus for sloppy error
van Nistelrooy recalls how Roy Keane became an "animal" on the pitch
WATCH: Hugo Lloris slates 'disgraceful' Spurs in sensational interview
Jose Mourinho gives mournful interview as Spurs embarrass selves
VIDEO | Kemar Roofe horror challenge leads to 'keeper stretchered off

Elsewhere, Republic of Ireland 'keeper Darren Randolph has backed his replacement to do a "brilliant job" as he misses the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

"I spoke to Caoimhín last week to check up on his injury," Randolph told OTB Sports, "and he said he'd be 'touch and go' to make the squad but he's in the squad with the four young pups named.

"Whoever Stephen goes with, they'll do a brilliant job."

Download the brand new OTB Sports App in the Play Store & App Store right now! We've got you covered!

Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Read more about

Alphonso Davies Bayern Munich Robert Lewandowski Stuttgart

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

07:00 AM-01:00 PM

Share

Up next

LIVE: OTB Weekend

LIVE: OTB Weekend

01:00 PM-01:30 PM

Share

LIVE: The Saturday Panel

LIVE: The Saturday Panel

01:30 PM-02:30 PM

Share

LIVE: OTB Weekend

LIVE: OTB Weekend

02:30 PM-03:00 PM

Share

LIVE: OTB Football Saturday

LIVE: OTB Football Saturday

03:00 PM-05:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

05:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

12:00 AM-02:00 AM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

05:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

07:00 AM-01:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on