552 views | Stanley Ugagbe | March 7, 2021
Bayern Munich star, Robert Lewandowski has again proven why he is the FIFA best player of the year.
The prolific striker’s hat-trick outdid Erling Braut Haaland’s early double as Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Dortmund 4-2 in a Der Klassiker thriller.
Haaland drove Dortmund ahead from 20 yards after just 74 seconds and then turned home Thorgan Hazard’s cut-back some minutes later.
However, Dortmund’s joy was abruptly terminated as Lewandowski steered in Leroy Sane’s cross and levelled from the spot after Mahmoud Dahoud fouled Kingsley Coman.
Leon Goretzka drilled Bayern ahead late on before Lewandowski’s third confirmed a return to the top of the Bundesliga.
With the victory, Hansi Flick men moved two points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig, who had briefly climbed above them by winning at Freiburg earlier on Saturday.
On the other hand, Dortmund dropped a place to sixth, four points off the Champions League places, their woes compounded by a knock to Haaland that forced the Norway striker off in the second half.
It is important to note that Haaland’s two early strikes amazingly brought his career tally to 100 senior goals in all competitions at the tender age of 20.