Robert Lewandowski scored four goals, including a dramatic 93rd-minute winner from the penalty spot, as defending champions Bayern Munich edged Hertha Berlin in a thrilling Bundesliga match.
Poland international Robert Lewandowski gave the hosts a 2-0 lead but Jhon Cordoba and Matheus Cunha responded for Hertha Berlin.
The 32-year-old Robert Lewandowski registered a hat-trick with five minutes remaining but Jessic Ngankam struck an 88th-minute leveller.
Bayern Munich’s prolific striker then kept his cool to convert the late winner.
In their previous league game, Hansi Flick’s Bayern suffered their first defeat since December 2019 in a 4-1 loss to Hoffenheim.
The Champions League winners had won the Uefa Super Cup against Sevilla three days prior to that defeat, which ended a run of 23 consecutive victories in all competitions and 32 games unbeaten.
But on Sunday they were eventually able to build on their midweek German Super Cup triumph – a 3-2 victory over rivals Borussia Dortmund – thanks to the superb Lewandowski.
The Uefa men’s Player of the Year followed up his saved header to open the scoring, before collecting Chris Richards’ cut-back and turning his man to convert his second.
Cordoba’s header offered the visitors a lifeline and Cunha played a neat one-two with Krzysztof Piatek before slotting past Manuel Neuer with 20 minutes remaining.
Robert Lewandowski pounced on Thomas Muller’s knock-down to make it 3-2 and he again saved Bayern Munich after Ngankam’s header by winning a penalty and finding the bottom corner to complete a sensational individual display.
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