Bundesliga: Lewy hands Bayern Munich three points with his hat-trick


Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich score machine, Robert Lewandowski on Saturday night single-handedly gave his a whooping three points after he scored a hat-trick against Schalke in their Bundesliga fixtures.

After completing four years in 2018-19 with his smallest goal return, plundering 22 league objectives, Poland International has launched the fresh campaign in electric form and Schalke has failed to contain him.

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Hopes that Schalke boss David Wagner had of taking points from his first home game in charge were cast into doubt when Lewandowski converted a first-half penalty.

The 31-year-old saved his best for the second half, when he curled a spectacular free-kick into the top corner and then added a third to wrap up a comfortable victory.

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Bayern coach Niko Kovac took the opportunity to hand a debut to loanee forward Philippe Coutinho in the last 35 minutes, and after a frustrating start to the season the champions are starting to look more like themselves.

Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nubel, heavily linked with a move to Bayern during the close season, made a good reaction save to keep a powerful Lewandowski header out after 15 minutes.

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When Schalke’s loanee full-back Jonjoe Kenny made a clumsy sliding challenge on Kingsley Coman four minutes later the referee had no option but to award a penalty that Lewandowski calmly stroked into net.

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The second half was just four minutes old when Corentin Tolisso won a free-kick 25 yards from goal, prompting Lewandowski to unleash a scintillating strike that swerved away from Nubel and into the top-left corner.

In the last 15 minutes remaining, Coman jumped to the right and crossed the edge of the box where Lewandowski was given time to take a touch before clicking a small shot into the net’s bottom-right corner to add gloss to the outcome.

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