Bayern 5-0 Hertha: Lewandowski hat-trick seals an emphatic win, three talking points | Bundesliga 2021-22

Robert Lewandowski of FC Bayern Munich against Hertha BSC Berlin
Robert Lewandowski of FC Bayern Munich against Hertha BSC Berlin

Bayern steamrolled Hertha to pick up a thumping win, with Lewandowski scoring a hat-trick.

Bayern Munich have produced an emphatic 5-0 win against Hertha in Bundesliga, with Robert Lewandowski grabbing the headlines after a hat-trick.

It was a second straight home win for Bayern in the Bundesliga this season and arguably their most clinical victory yet.

The Bavarians wasted no time after Thomas Muller opened the account within 6 minutes. Robert Lewandowski followed with a goal in the 34th minute before Jamal Musiala scored stunningly fresh after the half-time break.

Lewandowksi later completed his hat-trick to put the game to bed as Bayern picked up three points. Here are the three talking points from the game.

Lewy’s magic does the trick for Bayern

It has become usual for Bayern fans to witness Lewandowski’s magic week in and week out and tonight was one such occasion. The Polish striker scored a stunning hat-trick to reach his 300th goal for the Bavarians while also creating a personal record for scoring in 13 successive Bundesliga games. The 33-year-old has already 5 goals to his name this season and is arguably the best striker in the world at the moment.

Musiala scores his first Bundesliga goal

Jamala Musiala’s impact was felt straight away when he was brought in as a substitute against Koln last week. After such an impressive display, Musiala was handed a place in the starting line-up today, operating in the hole. The 18-year-old cut a calm and composed figure and pulled the strings whenever he got the chance. He also scored a stunning goal – his first in the Bundesliga – to cap off another sumptuous display.

A clinical performance from Bayern.

There were moments of restlessness in the previous games for Julian Nagelsmann’s side and their victory against Koln last week wasn’t achieved at ease either. Today was probably Bayern’s performance of this season as their high-press, counter-attacks and verticality were spot on. Furthermore, they barely showed the visitors any weakness to exploit. Nagelsmann is the manager who always demands perfection and tonight’s performance must have satisfied him.