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Soccer: Lewandowski double rescues draw for Bayern in season opener

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Soccer: Lewandowski double rescues draw for Bayern in season opener
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Bayern Munich v Hertha BSC - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - August 16, 2019 Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski shoots at goal REUTERS/Michael Dalder   -   Copyright  MICHAEL DALDER(Reuters)
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MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski scored twice to save the champions’ blushes as they had to come from behind to rescue a 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga season opener on Friday.

Last season’s league top scorer Lewandowski opened his account in the 24th minute, sliding in to complete a move he started himself, and become the first player to score on five consecutive season opening games.

But the visitors stunned the home crowd with two goals in three minutes, first with a deflected shot from Dodi Lukebakio, who had scored a hat-trick in Munich while playing for Fortuna Duesseldorf last season, and then with Marko Grujic charging through for a stunning turnaround in the 39th.

Lewandowski’s penalty on the hour rescued a point for the hosts. Borussia Dortmund, their main title rivals this season, play Augsburg on Saturday.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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