Robert Lewandowski scored the quickest hat-trick in Champions League history from the start of a match as Bayern Munich hammered Red Bull Salzburg 7-1.

With the tie finely poised after the first leg finished 1-1 in Salzburg last month, Bayern blew away from their opponents from the start.

Lewandowski was twice felled inside the penalty area and each time he made no mistake from the penalty spot as Bayern went two goals up within 21 minutes.

The Poland international added a third two minutes later two minutes later to break the record – eclipsing Marco Simone’s long-held record for Milan vs Rosenborg in 1996.

Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, twice, and Leroy Sane added further goals for the German champions, before Salzburg’s teenage substitute Maurits Kjaergaard netted a stunning consolation goal.

There is not much more to be said of Lewandowski, who remarkably scored three goals in a devastating spell of 10 minutes and 22 seconds to kill this tie.

He has now scored 42 goals in 35 matches this campaign and is now within 13 goals of his record goalscoring season – 55 in the 2019/20 season, when he fired Bayern to the treble.


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