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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The Guardian: Robert Lewandowski scored an incredible five goals in nine second-half minutes, including the league's fastest hat-trick, to propel Bayern Munich to a sensational 5-1 victory over their title rivals Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena.

Daniel Caligiuri gave the visitors the lead, but that was wiped out in stunning fashion by the Polish striker, who took matters into his own hands after coming on at half-time, beginning his scoring spree in the 51st minute.

The Independent: The term super-sub gets thrown around, but there is no better terminology to describe Robert Lewandowski's impact for Bayern Munich last night.

The Poland international's haul was achieved in a crazy nine minute spell, starting in the 51st minute of the Bundesliga match at the Allianz Arena.

BBC Sport live text: What on earth is happening? I was trying to tell you what's happened elsewhere but instead my FIFTH ENTRY IN A ROW is a Robert Lewandowski goal. And this is his best yet. Mario Götze crosses in from the right and the Pole with a flying acrobatic volley smashes it past Diego Benaglio.

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Daily Mirror: The Bayern Munich striker broke a host of records with one of the most stunning 10 minutes of football you might watch this decade. If it was ever the time for the term 'super sub' to be used, it is right now. Robert Lewandowski proved himself to be the most stunning of substitutes when he netted one of the quickest five-goal hauls in the history of the game.

After coming off the bench for Bayern Munich at half-time of their clash with Wolfsburg - with the visitors leading 1-0 - Bayern needed a hero. Lewandowski immediately repaid manager Pep Guardiola's faith with an equaliser on 51 minutes - but that only set him on his way to a remarkable goal blitz. Just nine minutes later, he had FIVE goals to his name.

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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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kicker: It was the most sensational substitution in Bundesliga history. For the first 45 minutes against Wolfsburg, Bayern had no real chances. Then Pep Guardiola brought Lewandowski on and everything changed.

Lewandowski wrote himself into the Bundesliga history books, from the bench. He watched and waited for the first half before coming on and setting records which might last for eternity.

Süddeutsche Zeitung: There are some dates in football which live long in the memory. The 22nd September 2015 has become one. Sport historians will mark the day in their calendar with the name Robert Lewandowski. Five goals. Nine minutes. Lewandowski is now a record-holder. A hall-of-famer. A name in the history books. But he’s also the man who, after the 5-1 victory over VfL Wolfsburg, stood with a grass-stained ball in his hand in front of journalists and struggled for words. It was the game of his life. That evening, 75,000 in the stadium and even more worldwide witnessed a freak of nature.

Die Welt: Robert Lewandowski is one of the best strikers in the world. He proved that during his time at Borussia Dortmund. Now, though, he is one of the best attacking players in the world. He has moved into the same category as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.


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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Marca: A giant called Lewandowski - you won't see much like this in a very long time. You might not ever see anything like this again. Suddenly he appeared, the five-goal king. It was an incredible, eternal, magical string of goals which marked the 22nd September 2015 in Munich as a day for the ages.

AS: The Robert Lewandowski show ended in a nightmare for Wolfsburg on an evening which will live long in the memory. What a wise decision from Pep Guardiola. The Polish international must have had Popeye’s spinach for breakfast as he put Wolfsburg to the sword by himself.


Gazzetta dello Sport: Lewandowski: the man from Mars.

Tuttosport: The unbelievable Lewandowski.

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L'Equipe: Incredible Lewandowski: And to think that he didn't even come onto the pitch until the second half… when Bayern were 1-0 down. Robert Lewandowski left his mark on the 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign in only nine minutes on Tuesday evening at the Allianz Arena.

France Football: Lewandowski: the best centre-forward in the world? Robert Lewandowski put in an incredible display in the huge clash between Bayern and Wolfsburg on Tuesday night, scoring the fastest five-goal haul in Bundesliga history.


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.


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