Robert Lewandowski made Champions League history with four goals in 15 minutes as managerless Bayern Munich romped to a 6-0 win at Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.
It was the fastest four-goal haul in the competition's history and makes Lewandowski the top scorer in Europe this season with 10 goals in five games.
He also saw a first-half strike ruled out by VAR for a handball in the build-up.
"The most important thing is that we played really well, defensively and on the attack," Lewandowski told Sky.
"It doesn't matter who plays, we follow the same plan."
"I am just as happy when I don't score and we win," he added having failed to score in Saturday's 4-0 win at Fortuna Duesseldorf for the first time in Bayern's 12 league games this season.
Lewandowski also equalled an incredible record of Messi's by becoming just the second player to have scored four of more goals in a Champions League game on more than one occasion.
Record! Robert Lewandowski claims fastest 4-goal haul in #UCL history - his second 'Viererpack' in this competition 🔥🔥🔥— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) November 26, 2019
⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️🆚 Real Madrid in 2013
⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️🆚 Crvena zvezda in 2019 pic.twitter.com/PKT8BPdQ1D
4 - Robert Lewandowski is only the second player to have scored 4+ goals in a Champions League game on more than one occasion, along with Lionel Messi. Phenomenal. pic.twitter.com/i8VIqtyMY0— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 26, 2019
4 Goals in 15 minutes. Would have been 5 if it wasn’t for VAR. Let me introduce Europe’s best striker/player to you. His name is Robert Lewandowski. pic.twitter.com/E5lDuPxXc9— Complaxes (@Complaxes) November 26, 2019
Robert Lewandowski is NOT HUMAN!— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 26, 2019
With 4 goals tonight, he now has 46 UCL goals for Bayern Munich -- a club record 👏 pic.twitter.com/0kpEqvsYW7
🔥 Robert Lewandowski's record this season— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) November 26, 2019
1⃣0⃣ goals in 5 apps - Champions League
1⃣7⃣ goals in 15 apps - domestic games
4⃣ goals in 6 apps - internationals
3⃣1⃣ goals before the end of November 🤯 pic.twitter.com/vTXT2quDZg
Impressive as Lewandowski's feat was, however, it's not even the quickest goal blitz in the Pole's Bayern career.
A fan group for the German club shared a post to remind the football world about the time in 2015 when Lewandowski smashed five goals in nine minutes against Wolfsburg.
Robert Lewandowski just scored a hat trick in 11 minutes. That’s not so impressive though, he once scored five goals in 9 minutes. pic.twitter.com/arJfUrhPtO— Bavarian Tweets (@BavarianTweets) November 26, 2019
Leon Goretzka and Corentin Tolisso also got on the score-sheet in Belgrade, but the night belonged to Lewandowski.
His spectacular goal burst in Belgrade was reminiscent of the five goals he scored in nine minutes in Bayern's 5-1 Bundesliga home win over Wolfsburg in September 2015.
The Poland striker now has 27 goals in 20 games for Bayern this season.
Having routed Tottenham 7-2 in London in October, when Serge Gnabry scored four goals, this was another memorable night for Bayern.
Bayern earned their fifth straight win in Europe, having already qualified for the last 16 in the previous round of matches.
They are on course to become the first German club to win all six group stage games before they host Spurs at the Allianz Arena in a fortnight's time.
Interim coach Hansi Flick has now won all four matches since Niko Kovac was sacked earlier this month -- with 16 goals scored and none conceded, giving him the best managerial start in the club's history.
Lewandowski has scored seven goals since Flick took over.
"It's all down to how incredibly professional he (Lewandowski) is and the way he trains," said Flick.
"He is always doing extra sessions to improve. He's really on a run right now."
Flick has been told he will stay in charge until at least the winter break, which starts December 22, but will now be a top candidate to get the job permanently.
"Compliments to my team, we showed we wanted to win the group from the first minute," he added.
"In the first half, we passed up a few chances, but in the second half we were much more efficient."