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Robert Lewandowski says red card woke up Bayern Munich in 4-0 win over VfB Stuttgart

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Bayern Munich smacked VfB Stuttgart 4-0 after Alphonso Davies was assessed a red card.

FC Bayern Muenchen v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga Photo by Lukas Barth-Tuttas - Pool/Getty Images

Straight off of Bayern Munich’s impressive 4-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart, Robert Lewandowski spoke to the media and credited his squad with banding together after Alphonso Davies picked up a red card in the 12th minute.

“When you’re on the pitch, you always have to try and give everything for the team. Today we managed to do what we planned,” said Lewandowski (as captured by FCBayern.com). “After the red card, we played really well. That woke us up. Before that, we didn’t start well.”

FC Bayern Muenchen v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga
Nobody does it better than Robert Lewandowski.
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Lewandowski, of course, played a big role in the attack as he scored three goals, bringing his total to 35 goals for the season — just six away from breaking Gerd Müller’s single season record of 40. On the season overall, Lewandowski now has 42 goals and eight assists in 36 games across all competitions.

Still, the Polish Hitman thinks Bayern Munich re-focused after the red card and became far more lethal.

“After that, it was a challenge for us to continue creating scoring chances and score goals,” Lewandowski said. “We wanted to keep going forward after the first goal and try to add to our advantage.”