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Bayern Munich players celebrate against Borussia Monchengladbach. (Photo by MATTHIAS SCHRADER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich players celebrate against Borussia Monchengladbach. (Photo by MATTHIAS SCHRADER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski scored a hattrick against Borussia Monchengladbach.(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Lewandowski on the cusp of breaking Bundesliga record

ST, Robert Lewandowski — 10/10

Lewandowski was a man on a mission on Saturday as he had an eye towards the elusive record set by Gerd Muller. By the end of the full-time whistle, the Polish striker had taken a massive stride by scoring a hattrick against Monchengladbach. He needs two goals in two games to set the new record.

The most outrageous aspect about the game at Allianz Arena was that Lewandowski could have leveled the record of 40 goals in a single Bundesliga campaign on Saturday itself. Throughout the game, he worked hard in and around the box to create chances for himself and his teammates. Ending the game with three goals and one assist confirmed that the Polish striker is back to his best after being on the sidelines due to injury in April.


MID, Leon Goretzka — N/A

The German midfielder came on in the second half. He showed neat touches here and there, before being substituted after ten minutes due to injury.

FWD, Leroy Sane — 7/10

Sane was a live wire in the final third during his cameo of 30 minutes. He ended his goal-scoring drought by finishing a fine team move to score Die Roten’s sixth goal.

FWD, Serge Gnabry — 7/10

Serge Gnabry also had an interesting cameo in the second half as he was very busy in the final third. The German winger was making some dangerous runs in the final third, and also looked much sharper on the ball. He played the perfect pass to set up Sane for Die Roten’s sixth goal.

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DEF, Nianzou Kouassi — 4/10

Tanguy Nianzou had a very tough evening against Gladbach. He came on for Goretzka midway through the second half and got himself sent off in few minutes due to a poor challenge.

DEF, Javi Martinez — 7/10

Javi Martinez came on for the last 20 minutes to slot in the heart of the defense. The Spaniard looked tidy on the ball and defended well when the home side was reduced to ten men.