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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski scored the fastest hat-trick in the history of the Champions League when he needed the first 23 minutes of the match during the German team’s 7-1 thrashing of Salzburg to book his place in the quarter-finals today, Tuesday, with a total score of 8-2.
The Polish top scorer, 33, opened his tally with almost identical penalties in the 12th and 21st minutes, before adding the third goal two minutes later to complete his fifth hat-trick in the competition.
The confrontation was decided almost within half an hour, after Serge Gnabry beat goalkeeper Philip Quinn with a low shot to widen the difference to 4-0.
The Austrian team did not receive more than two goals in an official match this season before today’s meeting, but the situation worsened when Thomas Muller beautifully added the fifth goal for the hosts nine minutes after the start of the second half.
Rookie Maurits Kigaard scored a face-saving goal for the visitors in the 70th minute, his first European goal, but Muller scored his second personal goal after 13 minutes, then Leroy Sane completed the seven in the 86th minute.
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