But he was way more efficient than lucky, even if his third goal was the result of his rebounded effort falling right back to him.
Captain Philipp Lahm joked that Lewandowski missed two chances and could have scored seven.
Lewandowski confirmed why he is considered one of the best strikers in Europe this week with five goals in nine minutes against Wolfsburg.
The 27-year-old striker, who would have signed for Blackburn Rovers in 2010 were not for the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption, has a contract in place with Bayern until June 2019. Aspas flopped in a brief spell at Liverpool but showed just what a bit of confidence can do with two chipped strikes over Marc Andre ter Stegen that will pile more pressure on the German goalkeeper. However, the last time he faced a side that were top of the Premier League table he scored twice, in a 5-3 win for Spurs against Chelsea on New Year’s Day.
Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski broke multiple records as he scored 5 goals in 9 minutes. During the summer, Lewandowski took the attention from Ronaldo in the European Championship qualifiers after scoring one of the fastest hat-trick seen in the competition. “I’m just pleased he’s on my team”. Sterling got on the scoresheet three minutes later, while Sunderland grabbed a second-half consolation goal through Ola Toivonen.
“I’m not their father, I’m their coach – and obviously not their mother either”.
Arturo Vidal and Thomas Müller missed the target as Bayern tried to make something out of their possession, but Diego Benaglio had little work to do in the Wolfsburg goal.
“What can you say?” he said.
The Poland striker scored again in the 57th and claimed another goal three minutes after that, when he met Mario Goetze’s cross with a scissor kick into the top corner. But Lewandowski won’t be the only major story from this match.
His first arrived on 51 minutes, just six after he had come on, and he needed only a breath-taking eight minutes, 59 seconds to score all five goals. FA issued a statement on Tuesday, saying “The Chelsea forward will serve the standard penalty of a three-match suspension with immediate effect”.
He struck twice more in the next five minutes, including a spectacular volley for the fastest five-goal haul in the Bundesliga’s 52-year history.