Robert Lewandowski scores 4 goals and becomes Bundesliga's man of the week

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Robert Lewandowski during Bayern training
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Robert Lewandowski during Bayern training

Robert Lewandowski has been named the best player of the 3rd week of German Bundesliga by "Kicker" magazine. Bayern Munich's striker, who has just been crowned the Player of the Year by UEFA, scored four goals against Hertha Berlin on Sunday, helping his team to win the thrilling game 4:3. Polish goalkeeper Rafał Gikiewicz from Augsburg has also made it to the week's best eleven.

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski scored four goals including a stoppage-time penalty to give the German champions a 4-3 home win over Hertha Berlin in a pulsating Bundesliga clash on Sunday.

"Kicker" magazine has named Lewandowski the man of the week for his performance. Another Polish player, Augsburg's goalkeeper Rafał Gikiewicz, has joined Bayern's striker in this week's best eleven Bundesliga players. Lewandowski received the highest possible mark "1,0", whereas Gikiewicz "2,0". The latter largely helped his team in a goalless draw away at Wolfsburg.

The result left Bayern fourth in the standings on six points from three games, one behind the top three led by Leipzig on goal difference, while Hertha slipped to 13th on four points.

The sides had a goal each ruled out for offside before Lewandowski fired Bayern into a 40th-minute lead, drilling in a Serge Gnabry cross after goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow had saved his header.

Bayern seemed to be in cruise control after Lewandowski made it 2-0 with a superb shot on the turn from the edge of the penalty area in the 51st, but the visitors had other ideas.

Jhon Cordoba pulled one back with a towering header which Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer could not keep out and Matheus Cunha equalised after muscling his way past several defenders to steer a low shot into the bottom corner.

That set up a frantic climax, with Lewandowski again taking centre stage and boosting his tally to 103 goals in 98 home games for Bayern at the Allianz Arena.

He popped up at the far post in the 85th minute to tap in a cross from the right but Bayern's joy was short-lived as substitute Jessic Ngankam levelled three minutes later with his first touch of the ball.

The 20-year old Ngankam netted his first Bundesliga goal with a diving header after a cross from the left, only for Hertha to see what would have been a well-deserved draw slip from their grasp.

Bayern and Lewandowski had the last laugh as the prolific Polish striker dispatched his spot-kick into the bottom left corner after he was hauled down by Maximilian Mittelstaedt.

After the two-week international break, Bayern visit promoted Arminia Bielefeld while Hertha host VfB Stuttgart on October 17. 

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