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Lewandowski Bayern’s Hero Against Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim got off to a dream start against Bayern Munich on Saturday in the Bundesliga. Kevin Volland scored just nine seconds into the game, tying the record for the fastest Bundesliga goal. But despite the quick goal, Bayern won 2-1 after a late winner by Robert Lewandowski.

The goal came after a mistake by Bayern defender David Alaba. Volland was pressuring and snagged Alaba’s pass meant for Jerome Boateng and put it past Manuel Neuer in the Bayern net.

Volland’s goal is tied for the fastest in Bundesliga history with Bayer Leverkusen’s Karim Bellarabi who scored after nine seconds against Borussia Dortmund last season.

But, even with the perfect start, Hoffenheim were unable to grab their first victory over Bayern in the Bundesliga since the team got promoted in 2008. Bayern had won 10 of the 14 meetings between the clubs heading into Saturday’s clash, and drawing four.

Thomas Muller tied things up in the 41st minute after tapping in a rebound from a Douglas Costa shot that Oliver Baumann parried right out to Muller who made no mistake from close range, guiding the ball in with his knee.

Bayern kept on pushing for a winner in the second half and had a vast majority of the ball. Hoffenheim was awarded a penalty in the 73 minute as Jerome Boateng committed a foul and was sent off after receiving his second yellow card of the game, but Eugen Polanski failed to convert from the spot  as he hit the woodwork.

Lewandowski became the savior for Bayern as he scored the winner in the 90th minute after Douglas Costa came around on the right flank and squared the ball into the penalty area where Lewandowski was perfectly placed and hit the ball into the back of the net with his right foot.

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