Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski torched Wolfsburg for five goals in nine minutes on Tuesday, which got us thinking about other notable scoring outbursts.
How does Lewandowksi’s brisk dismantling of the Wolfsburg defense compare to some of the more famous offensive displays in sports history? Let us know on Twitter (@SI_ExtraMustard) if we missed your favorite.
Carli Lloyd’s hat trick
U.S. women’s national team midfielder Carli Lloyd scored three goals in 16 minutes in the 2015 World Cup final.
Fastest NHL hat trick
Bill Mosienko of the Blackhawks holds the NHL record for fastest hat trick, scoring three goals in 21 seconds all by himself.
Reggie Miller kills the Knicks
Eight points. Nine seconds. Enough said.
Sabres and Wild go shot-for-shot
The Sabres and Wild combined to score three goals in 17 seconds last season, second only to the 12 seconds it took the Canadiens and Rangers to score three goals in 1983.
Yeah, it’s Division III basketball, but...
Grinnell College’s Jack Taylor holds the NCAA record for most points in a basketball game with 138. Of course, Grinnell’s coach is notorious for running an offensive system that’s not much more than encouraging his players to hoist as many shots as possible.
Germany’s epic 2014 World Cup rout of hosts Brazil is even crazier when you consider four of the Germans’ seven goals came in a six-minute span.
Tracy McGrady’s one-man comeback
In a regular-season game against the Spurs in 2004, Tracy McGrady nearly won the game for the Rockets single-handedly. He scored 13 points in 35 seconds to erase an eight-point deficit and give Houston a one-point win.
A pretty good day for Fernando Tatis
On April 23, 1999, Cardinals outfielder Fernando Tatis became the only MLB player to ever hit two grand slams in a single inning.