Lewandowski’s double rescues draw for Bayern Munich in Bundesliga season opener


Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski scored twice to save the champions’ blushes as they had to come from behind to rescue a 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga season opener on Friday.

Last season’s league top scorer, Lewandowski, opened his account in the 24th minute, sliding in to complete a move he started himself.

He thus became the first player to score on five consecutive season opening games.

But the visitors stunned the home crowd with two goals in three minutes.

First with a deflected shot from Dodi Lukebakio, who had scored a hat-trick in Munich while playing for Fortuna Duesseldorf last season.

Then they had a second, with Marko Grujic charging through for a stunning turnaround in the 39th.

Lewandowski’s penalty on the hour rescued a point for the hosts.

Borussia Dortmund, their main title rivals this season, play Augsburg on Saturday.


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