Lewandowski Scores a Hat-Trick as Dortmund Drubs Stuttgart

Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund fought back to thrash Stuttgart and climb to the summit of the German Bundesliga on Friday.

Karim Haggui headed the visitors into the lead but Sokratis Papastathopoulos leveled for the ‘Black and Yellows’ with a header.

Marco Reus gave Dortmund the lead before setting up Lewandowski’s opener with a backheel.

Lewandowski scored a second from a Henrikh Mkhitaryan ball and tapped home for his hat-trick before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed scoring for coach Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Poland striker Lewandowski assisted Aubameyang’s chip and even tried to head the ball in for a fourth but it had already crossed the line.

Robert Lewandowski.
Robert Lewandowski.

The 25-year-old, who is looking to quit Dortmund when his contract expires at the end of the season, has scored 12 goals in 14 matches this season.

The victory left Dortmund 2 points clear of defending champions Bayern Munich, who visits Hoffeinheim on Saturday, while Stuttgart dropped to ninth on the log.

Dortmund will host Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday.