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5 ways Robert Lewandowski's 5-goal game was completely ridiculous

Bayern Munich got an individual performance from one of the world's best strikers that was so good it's just silly.

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Robert Lewandowski had a match to remember on Tuesday against Wolfsburg -- and he didn't even start the match. Coming on as a halftime sub, Lewandowski had one of the most ridiculous performances you'll ever see, scoring five goals in a matter of minutes to give Bayern a 5-1 win over their Bundesliga title race rivals.

But just how ridiculous was that performance? Let's count the ways.

The hat trick was mind-bogglingly fast

The first three goals took Lewandowski just 3 minutes, 22 seconds to score. For reference, that's the fastest Bundesliga hat trick ever, easily eclipsing the mark set by Michael Tönnies in 1991, who scored his in just shy of six minutes for Duisburg against Karlsruher -- interestingly, also in what ended as a five-goal performance. It was also comfortably faster than the Premier League record that stood until last season, when Robbie Fowler scored three goals in 4:32, though Sadio Mane's 2:56 hat trick for Southampton in May will be hard to beat.

It was also Lewandowski's second sub-four minute hat trick, beating that mark by one second while playing for Poland in Euro qualifying this past summer.

He did as much in 9 minutes as the EPL top scorers have all year

Yeah, that happened. Riyad Mahrez and Callum Wilson are joint-top in the EPL right now with five goals apiece through six matches. They've played 475 minutes and 526 minutes, respectively. Five goals in nine minutes is just a little bit better than that.

He was awfully efficient, too

Not only did Lewandowski score five goals, but he didn't even have to work hard to score them. Some call that lazy. Others call that being ridiculously good.

He just outscored several good teams

Lewandowski is outscoring entire clubs, and he didn't even start the match. That's just not fair.

He made Pep Guardiola do this

Pep has won trebles, seen Lionel Messi at his best and has seen pretty much everything cool that football has to offer happen right in front of him. And yet, Lewandowski made him react like a kid on Christmas morning. That's how you know just how special this was.