Hat-trick hero Lewandowski shares thoughts on Bayern’s victory over Benfica

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Europe: Champions League

FC Bayern R. Lewandowski (26), S. Gnabry (32), X R. Lewandowski (Pen. 45), L. Sané (49), R. Lewandowski (61), R. Lewandowski (84)

Domus Regiobau Arena5-2

Benfica F. Rodrigues (38), D. Núñez (74)

By Rune Gjerulff

Robert Lewandowski has shared his thoughts on Bayern München’s 5-2 victory over Benfica, which saw him score a hat-trick.

Robert Lewandowski.
Robert Lewandowski. Photo: GEPA Pictures/Kerstin Doelitzsch

Robert Lewandowski bagged a hat-trick, provided an assist and missed a penalty as Bayern München sealed qualification to the Champions League round of 16 with a comfortable 5-2 win over Benfica last night.

In an interview with Amazon Prime Video after the game, Lewandowski shared his thoughts on his side’s performance.

“In the first 20 minutes, I barely touched the ball. It’s not easy as a striker to stay patient. After the first goal, things were a bit easier. My favorite goal today was the second. I’m annoyed by the two goals we conceded. That motivates us. It’s especially important for Neuer,” said the Bayern forward.

“I didn’t connect well with the penalty, that was a mistake from me. I saw exactly where the goalkeeper was jumping and still shot towards the wrong corner. Fortunately, we still scored a few more goals and picked up three more points. Another clear victory.”

FC Bayern
(4-2-3-1)
1 Manuel Neuer (C)
5 Benjamin Pavard
2 Dayotchanculle Upamecano
23 Tanguy Nianzou
19 Alphonso Davies ↩64
8 Leon Goretzka
6 Joshua Kimmich ↩72
11 Kingsley Coman ↩64
7 Serge Gnabry ↩85
10 Leroy Sané ↩72
9 Robert Lewandowski X
Bench
36 Christian Früchtl
25 Thomas Müller ↪72
3 Omar Richards ↪64
20 Bouna Sarr ↪85
44 Josip Stanisic
17 Mickaël Cuisance
18 Marcel Sabitzer ↪72
22 Marc Roca
24 Corentin Tolisso
42 Jamal Musiala ↪64
Benfica
(3-4-2-1)
99 Odisseas Vlachodimos
4 Lucas Verissimo
5 Jan Vertonghen
91 Felipe Rodrigues
2 Gilberto
11 Soualiho Meïté
20 João Mário ↩77
3 Álex Grimaldo ↩77
21 Pizzi (C) ↩64
7 Everton ↩64
15 Roman Yaremchuk ↩64
Bench
1 Mile Svilar
77 Helton Leite
9 Darwin Núñez ↪64
88 Goncalo Matias Ramos ↪77
30 Nicolás Otamendi
97 Francisco Ferreira
17 Diogo Gonçalves ↪64
23 Nemanja Radonjić
27 Rafa Silva ↪64
28 Julian Weigl
55 Paulo Guilherme Gonçalves Bernardo ↪77
83 Gedson Fernandes

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