Robert Lewandowski’s injury-time penalty ensured three points for Bayern Munich in Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich have edged out gritty Hertha Berlin at Allianz Arena, with Robert Lewandowski scoring all the four goals.
The Polish striker broke the deadlock minutes before the half time whistle, but at that time, Bavarians wouldn’t have foreseen the threat the visitors could bring in the half that preceded.
Despite Lewandowski scoring a double soon after the break, John Cordoba and Matheus Cunha put Hertha Berlin on level terms in the space of fewer than 15 minutes. Cunha’s goal resulted from the sloppy defence of Bayern, especially David Alaba. Nonetheless, the Brazilain found the nets without giving a chance for Manuel Neuer.
Later, Corentin Tolisso and Serge Gnabry also fumbled with their chances to put the defending Champions ahead.
With Hertha brimming in confidence, the hosts found a way to go ahead, this time it was Lewandowski again with a near-post finish, assisted by Thomas Muller.
Hertha once again managed to beat Neuer as they never allowed Bayern to settle. Jessic Ngankam, who was fresh on the field, netted a header after a fine cross from Maximilian Mittelstadt.
With the game entering the injury time and when everyone thought the game was literally over, Bayern were awarded a penalty to the dismay of Hertha Berlin. However, Lewandowski calmly scored the penalty to complete his fourth goal of the game. Perhaps, Hansi Flick’s men would have been in an indefensible position if not for the Polish striker’s flurry of goals.