Robert Lewandowski netted 4 objectives – together with the decisive added-time penalty – as defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich survived a fight-back by Hertha Berlin to seal a nervy 4-Three win on Sunday. Lewandowski, voted European footballer of the 12 months on Friday, scored twice to place Bayern 2-Zero up early within the second half just for Hertha to attain thrice to make it 3-Three with time nearly up. However, the Poland striker then transformed a 93rd-minute spot-kick to seal the win which lifts Bayern to fourth within the desk. The victory received Bayern again to successful methods after their report 23-match successful streak was ended by a 4-1 defeat at Hoffenheim final Sunday.
Yet the European champions once more seemed jaded on the Allianz Arena whereas Hertha completed stronger.
Fresh from their 3-2 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday within the German Super Cup, Bayern gave a primary begin to US junior worldwide Chris Richards, 20, at right-back.
In the build-up, Bayern introduced the signing of defensive midfielder Marc Roca from Espanyol to interchange Thiago Alcantara who has joined Liverpool.
Hertha struggle again
Bayern made a nervy begin as Hertha’s Colombia striker Jhon Cordoba beat Manuel Neuer on 15 minutes with a fierce strike, however he was offside.
Thomas Mueller headed the ball within the Hertha internet on 36 minutes, however the VAR dominated he was offside.
Lewandowski first struck on 40 minutes when he fired residence the rebound after Hertha goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow had saved his preliminary header.
It was Lewandowski’s 100th Bundesliga aim for Bayern at Munich’s Allianz Arena.
It was 1-Zero on the break, however the Poland star doubled his tally six minutes into the second half when he turned by means of 180 levels to fireplace residence after Richard’s go.
Hertha pulled a aim again when Cordoba struck with a header on 59 minutes from a free-kick by Matheus Cunha, who has been known as up by Brazi.
The 21-year-old Cunha then made it 2-2 after dribbling previous Jerome Boateng, then beat David Alaba and Benjamin Pavard earlier than firing previous Neuer on 71 minutes.
Bayern once more pulled forward when Mueller met Alaba’s free-kick and served up a tap-in for Lewandowski on 85 minutes.
There was nonetheless time for Hertha substitute Jessic Ngankam to move an equaliser previous Neuer on 88 minutes.
However, Lewandowski netted the decisive spot-kick simply earlier than the whistle after being pulled down by Berlin defender Maximilian Mittelstaedt.
Augsburg miss prime spot
Earlier, second-placed Augsburg missed the prospect to prime the desk as they have been held to a goalless draw at Wolfsburg, who had a first-half aim disallowed.
Having crushed Union Berlin and shocked Borussia Dortmund of their opening German league video games, a 3rd straight win would have despatched Augsburg prime forward of RB Leipzig, who routed backside facet Schalke 4-Zero on Saturday.
With coach Heiko Herrlich lacking on the sidelines resulting from a lung drawback, Augsburg’s assault failed to search out the online at Wolfsburg, who’ve drawn their opening three league video games.
The hosts had a first-half aim by midfielder Josip Brekalo dominated out because the VAR noticed striker Wout Weghorst offside within the build-up.
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