In celebrating his 1000th match as manager, Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti was given a rather special gift of 8 goals, without his defenders allowing the opponents even single netting. His celebration was made much more special by Robert Lewandowski who scored a hat-trick.
Bayern started of an early lead in the first half courtesy to goals from Arturo Vidal – who drilled in Thomas Muller’s lay-off, and Lewandowski’s penalty goal before he prodded in the third, reports SI.Com.
During the second half, the Poland striker had found his way to the net, followed by a goal from David Alaba and two by Kingsley Coman. Arjen Robben then sealed the lead to make it 8.
With his hat-trick, Lewandowski placed under his name 19 goals for the league to rise up the Bundesliga scoring charts. He now shares the top-scorer position with Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Lewandowski clinically scored all his three goals with the first one being a carefully calculated penalty goal after Lewis Holtby roughed him up within the goalkeeper’s arena. His second one was calmly placed after which he converted a Robben pass to a goal after the break.
But he may be perplexed by how he failed to score more, considering he had two clear first-half chances and one on-target kick that hit the bar.
The striker had an absolutely satisfying day as he headed off the pitch at the 57th minute with a standing ovation. Renato Sanches came in as a substitute.
Carlo Ancelotti made another substitute – Coman – who also netted in two goals.
This was Bayern’s biggest win under Ancelotti.
Bayern Munich is Hamburg’s worst nightmare
The Allianz Arena has never been favorable to Hamburg, who have conceded 44 goals in all their past 7 visits to the slaughter house. In March 2013, they were humiliated by a 9 – 2 defeat and another 8 – 0 loss in Feb 2015.
Hamburg – who now contends against relegation – gave Bayern an overwhelming possession and they could have conceded many more goals had it not been for their goalkeeper Rene Adler who made sure the goals do not double.
It was just one of those days for the Hamburg keeper, though – with his despair summed up by Bayern’s third goal, shortly before half-time.