Robert Lewandowski hits hat-trick despite hole in right boot

"It didn`t seem to affect me much," Lewandowski said.

AFP| Updated: Aug 27, 2016, 09:07 AM IST
Robert Lewandowski hits hat-trick despite hole in right boot

Bavaria: Hot-shot Robert Lewandowski blasted a hat-trick in Bayern Munich`s 6-0 win over Werder Bremen in Friday`s opening game of the Bundesliga season -- with a hole in his goal-scoring boot.

"It didn`t seem to affect me much," Lewandowski, the Bundesliga`s top scorer last season with 30 goals in his 32 games, told broadcaster ARD.

"I didn`t really notice it until late in the game. "I`m just pleased to have scored and that we got the win." The 28-year-old finished the match with a gaping hole on the top of his all-important right boot, with which he scored all three goals, and has his nickname `Lewy` printed on the sides.

His hat-trick means he has now scored 50 league goals in 64 games since joining Bayern from Borussia Dortmund in 2014.

It was the Poland star`s second hat-trick in exactly a week after he netted three last Friday in Bayern`s 5-0 romp at minnows Carl Zeiss Jena in the first round of the German Cup.

On Friday, Lewandowski netted Bayern`s first at Munich`s Allianz Arena with only 13 minutes gone.

He then hit the woodwork in the first half and added his second with just 39 seconds of the second-half gone tucking home Thomas Mueller`s long-rang cross.

He converted a penalty midway through the second half, after defender Rafinha was fouled in the area, to wrap up his hat-trick on 77 minutes.