Bayern edge past Hertha
Robert Lewandowski’s four goals, including a stoppage-time penalty, gave Bayern Munich a 4-3 win against Hertha Berlin on Sunday.
The Polish forward put Bayern two goals in front and seemingly safe for all three points, however Hertha fought back with Jhon Cordoba and Matheus Cunha bringing the scores level.
Lewandowski scored his hat-trick and seemingly the winner with an 85th minute winner, yet Jessic Ngankam’s header found the net to equalise.
The Bayern striker and UEFA men’s player of the year then won a penalty and converted from the spot to make it two wins out of three league games for the Bundesliga champions after their 4-1 loss to Hoffenheim.
— Robert Lewandowski (@lewy_official) October 4, 2020
Reyna’s hat-trick of assists
Giovanni Reyna’s three assists helped Borussia Dortmund return to winning ways after their defeat to Augsburg and also Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga Super Cup.
Lucien Favre’s men were beaten 2-0 by Augsburg last week, but responded with a 4-0 victory against Freiburg.
Reyna, the 17 year-old American, set up three goals in the absence of key man Jadon Sancho, with two of those scored by prolific striker Erling Haaland.
Gio Reyna is the first Dortmund player since Marco Reus in December 2016 to set up three goals in one game 🐝⭐ pic.twitter.com/0UjlpCxvAj
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) October 3, 2020
Haaland, since joining Dortmund, has now scored 17 goals in 18 Bundesliga games.
Leipzig hammer Schalke
Also, Julian Nagelsmann’s Leipzig lead the Bundesliga table on goal difference after a 4-0 battering of winless Schalke.
It was the first game for new Schalke manager Manuel Baum, after they dispensed of David Wagner’s services at the end of September. They are without a league win in 19 games.