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More bad news for Ireland as Lewandowski scores a 4-minute hat-trick

The Bayern Munich striker netted a hat-trick in the closing minutes of the Euro 2016.

Arkadiusz Milik celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Georgia.
Arkadiusz Milik celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Georgia.
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Updated at 21.32

BAYERN MUNICH STRIKER Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick in the last four minutes to seal a 4-0 victory for Poland over Georgia on Saturday. The result leaves the Poles three points clear at the top of Group D.

Georgia looked good early on and dominated the opening stages of the match. They almost went ahead in the 10th minute when Kamil Grosicki combined with Lukasz Piszczek before shooting inches wide.

But Poland took control of the match as the first half progressed and Lewandowski had numerous chances to get on the score-sheet before half-time. They eventually took the lead just after the hour mark through Arkadiusz Milik, who found the net from outside the box after the Georgians failed to clear from a corner.

Lewandowski eventually found his shooting boots and stole the show in the final minutes of the game, completing a sensational hat-trick in under four minutes. The result leaves Poland clear at the Group D with 14 points from six games, three ahead of Scotland and four ahead of Germany – though the Germans are guaranteed three points against Gilbraltar tonight. Meanwhile, Ireland sit five points back on nine points.

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