Lewandowski nets Bundesliga hat trick as Bayern beat Schalke
German Bundesliga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 24/08/2019
Robert Lewandowski nets his ninth career Bundesliga hat trick as Bayern Munich their first win of the season after a 3-0 win over Schalke 04 VELTINS-Arena on Saturday night encounter.Lewandowski opened the scoring from the spot after a needless foul from Jonjoe Kenny. After the break, the Pole struck a superb free-kick into the net to end the contest before Schalke had a chance to launch a comeback. Nevertheless, the home side did their best and were denied when, perhaps somewhat confusingly, the VAR did not intervene after Benjamin Pavard's outstretched arm was hit by Matija Nastasic's header. Not long afterwards, Daniel Caligiuri curled a free kick round the wall only for debutant Ivan Perisic's arm to deflect the ball wide. Again, VAR did not step in and play went on.