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Lewandowski bags hat-trick in FC Barcelona’s Champions League bow

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 Robert Lewandowski struck a hat trick in his first Champions League game for FC Barcelona to power the Catalans to an emphatic 5 1 home win over Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday Midfielder Franck Kessie put FC Barcelona in front in the 13th minute and Lewandowski extended their lead with a right footed finish into the bottom corner in the 37th minute The Poland striker produced a diving header from an Ousmane Dembele cross to score again in first half stoppage time He restored Barcelona s two goal cushion after Jan Sykora s header had pulled the Czech champions back into contention Lewandowski completed his treble midway through the second period meeting a layoff from Ferran Torres and curling the ball inside the far post with one touch Torres completed a hugely satisfying evening for Xavi Hernandez s side by scoring the fifth goal to put FC Barcelona top of Group C They head to Lewandowski s former club Bayern Munich next on Sept 13 when Plzen host Inter Milan NewsSourceCredit NAN
Lewandowski bags hat-trick in FC Barcelona’s Champions League bow

1 Robert Lewandowski struck a hat-trick in his first Champions League game for FC Barcelona to power the Catalans to an emphatic 5-1 home win over Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday.

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2 Midfielder Franck Kessie put FC Barcelona in front in the 13th minute and Lewandowski extended their lead with a right-footed finish into the bottom corner in the 37th minute.

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3 The Poland striker produced a diving header from an Ousmane Dembele cross to score again in first-half stoppage time.

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4 He restored Barcelona’s two-goal cushion after Jan Sykora’s header had pulled the Czech champions back into contention.

5 Lewandowski completed his treble midway through the second period, meeting a layoff from Ferran Torres and curling the ball inside the far post with one touch.

6 Torres completed a hugely satisfying evening for Xavi Hernandez’s side by scoring the fifth goal to put FC Barcelona top of Group C.

7 They head to Lewandowski’s former club Bayern Munich next on Sept. 13, when Plzen host Inter Milan.

8 NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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