Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller were both on point to hand Bayern Munich the vital three points in a game that saw Hoffenheim draw first blood with the fastest goal in Bundesliga history.
The goals seem to rekindle Manchester United’s interest in signing both players before the end of the transfer window, according to recent reports.
The München strike partners combined on Saturday as a ten-man Bayern Munich came back from an early blow to beat Hoffenheim 2-1 at the Rhein-Neckar Arena.
Bayern had never lost to Hoffenheim in 14 previous meetings, but the underdogs had an early boost by taking the lead with the fastest goal in Bundesliga history Kevin Volland scoring after just EIGHT seconds.
Thomas Muller managed to pull the Bundesliga champions level just before the break with a neat finish, and while Bayern were handed a further blow when defender Jerome Boateng was sent off with 20 minutes left, Lewandowski finished off a spectacular team move to net a 89th minute winner to spare the champions’ blushes.
Manager Louis van Gaal is on the hunt for more firepower to support out-of-form captain Wayne Rooney, whose scoreless streak moves to nine United games following Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle could the Germany or Poland internationals be the answer?