Robert Lewandowski's stunning five-goal haul against VfL Wolfsburg brought acclaim from all over the world - © © imago
Robert Lewandowski's stunning five-goal haul against VfL Wolfsburg brought acclaim from all over the world - © © imago

International press round-up: 'A giant called Lewandowski'

Cologne - While FC Bayern München and their stars are accustomed to making headlines, the worldwide media acclaim after Robert Lewandowski netted five goals in nine minutes against VfL Wolfsburg on Tuesday night might even have taken the Bavarians' press office by surprise.

Wading through the pages of headlines might seem a tough task, so ubiquitous has praise for the Polish international been. In that vein, however, allow to round up the best of the international media's responses to Lewandowski's stunning achievement...

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FOX Sports: Robert Lewandowski scored five goals in a sensational nine-minute window as Bayern Munich came from behind to hammer last season’s German Cup winners Wolfsburg 5-1 at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night.

As events went from great, to extraordinary, Lewandowski turned it up a notch to the downright sensational. A chipped ball from Gotze was inch-perfect for the former Dortmund center-forward to execute a wonderful bicycle kick from the edge of the box, the shot leaving Benaglio rooted to the spot.

The New York Times: The goals came so quickly from Robert Lewandowski that it was hard to keep track of them. A left-footed stab only minutes after entering the game. A right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area. A third attempt tried to stay out, caroming back to Lewandowski off the post, but he quickly put the ball in the net from there, too. Then he added a fourth. And a fifth.

In nine stunning minutes, Lewandowski, Bayern Munich’s Polish striker, had scored a hat trick and then some in a 5-1 Bundesliga victory over Wolfsburg on Tuesday. The feat, listed on the scoresheet by minutes, read like a lottery ticket - 51, 52, 55, 57, 60 - and left the fans at Munich's Allianz Arena roaring with delight.

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Fakt: Lewy takes his place in history and a long list of records is broken.

Gazeta Poznanska: Lewandowski and his five goals in nine minutes: the Internet went mad.

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Gazzetta dello Sport: Lewandowski: the man from Mars.

Tuttosport: The unbelievable Lewandowski.

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Ole: The tremendous Lewandowski. It was as impressive as it was incredible. If Lewandowski thought he had reached the high point of his career when he put four past Real Madrid with Borussia Dortmund in 2012/13, he surpassed it here. He's an animal in front of goal and his achievement on Tuesday was out of this world.

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El Tiempo: Majestic Lewandowski nets five goals in nine minutes.