Bayern Munich 5-2 Benfica: Robert Lewandowski scores hat-trick as Bayern go through

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Robert Lewandowski, the Champions League's top goal scorer with eight goals in just four games this season, is Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski celebrated his 100th Champions League appearance by scoring a hat trick as Bayern Munich defeated Benfica to reach round one.

Lewandowski led Kingsley Coman in the cross, and then set Serge Gnabry up for Serge Gnabry’s backheel finish.

Morato scored one back, before Lewandowski saved a weak penalty in the middle.

Leroy Sane's sweet Half-volley and two Lewandowski Chips, either side of a Darwin Nunez goal sealed victory.

Lewandowski's second featured a fantastic first touch and finish to Sane's pass. He then grabbed Manuel Neuer's long ball, and dinked it over Odysseas Vachodimos near the box's edge.

In his 100th appearance, Poland's striker Lewandowski has scored 81 Champions League goals, including four hat-tricks.

Bayern's striker has scored 22 goals this season, including eight in four Champions League games.

Bayern are six points ahead of second-placed Barcelona, while Benfica is third with four points.