The German champions were flagging against one of their key Bundesliga rivals, and needed a remarkable five goals in nine minutes from the Polish frontman in order to see off their opponents and seal all three points.
Lewandowski was rightly honoured for his achievement—as he broke a series of records during a magical nine-minute spell that will live long in the memory.
However, in light of the Pole’s intervention, questions abounded about Bayern’s title credentials. Were the Bavarian heavyweights still the ‘real deal’ under Guardiola, or was Lewandowski covering up for a fading side’s failings?
Any doubts about Bayern’s credentials were shattered completely this weekend.
They may have only secured a 3-0 victory away at Mainz, but the goal tally doesn’t truly summarise the dominance of their display.
At full time, as presented in this stats sheet below, Bayern managed a remarkable 90% pass accuracy! Tiki taka eat your heart out!
Can this kind of precision and accuracy ensure that Bayern can finally end their Champions League misery with a European Cup win this season?
While Bayern may not need Lewandowski, he certainly helps, bagging two goals in the defeat of Mainz to take his weekly tally up to seven!
Mainz 0-3 Bayern Munich FT: Shots: 6-17 Pass accuracy: 67%-90% Chances created: 5-14 Take-ons: 11-26 pic.twitter.com/22WzESpihX
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 26, 2015