Bayern Munich’s striker Robert Leandowski opened his account of the new season with a hat-rick against the fourth tier side Carl Zeiss Jena in Bayern’s German Cup title defence opener. Last weekend Bayern outclassed Borussia Dortmund to win German Super Cup title 2-0, after a gap of three years, but in that fixture Lewandoski didn’t score. But,Lewandowski opened the new season with a hat-rick.
Lewandowski scored his hat-rick to earn a flying start for the German Cup defending champion Bayern Munich. Bayern defeated Carl Jena 5-0 to make a flying start of their new campaign. Within three minutes of the game play Bayern took the lead with Lewandowski second attempt on goal. In 32nd minute Lewandowski doubled the lead for Bayern with Frank Ribery’s cross. Nine minutes later he scored his third from Ribery’s second assist of the game.
There was no match between the two team but Lewandowski didn’t mind celebrating his season opening hat-rick as he celebrated his 28th birthday on Sunday. Lewandowski night wasn’t over, despite a hat-rick , he also earned assist for himself when he sets Chilean Arturo Vidal to score in 72nd minute, the man who also scored against Dortmund in German’s Cup final. Mats Hummels who joined from the rival Borussia Dortmund this season, also scored coming from the bench in 77th minute to wrap up the scoring. When Bayern were ecstatic about their victory, Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti remembered his playing days with Roma, when his side got defeated against the same German side 4-0.
The new season has started very well for some strikers in Europe. Alexandre Lacazette starts his campaign with a hat-rick in France Ligue 1, only to turn attention towards his availability in the transfer market. On, the other hand Sergio Aguero of Manchester City scored hat-rick in midweek in Champions League playoff match against Steaua Bucuresti, despite missing two penalties to give Manchester City 5-0 lead from the first led to book the berth in Champions League group stage.
The new season is only a week old and we have three strikers across the Europe, who have scored hat-ricks in their new campaign.