Bundesliga: Kane bags hat-trick in Bayern Munich’s 8-1 thriller against Mainz

Harry Kane continues to rewrite Bundesliga history, scoring hat-trick in Bayern Munich’s 8-1 win against Mainz.

The England captain scored a hat-trick and provided an assist in the emphatic win.

Kane’s performance against Mainz took his goal contribution tally for the season to an impressive 46 goals.

This is the highest among players in Europe’s top five leagues. He also became the first player to score four hat-tricks in his debut Bundesliga season.

 

Bundesliga: Kane bags hat-trick in Bayern Munich's 8-1 thriller against Mainz
Kane bags hat-trick against Mainz – Getty image

In addition, Kane set a new record by scoring two or more goals in eight different games in his first Bundesliga season, surpassing the previous record set decades ago.

His goals and assists have been instrumental for Bayern, especially in a season where they have faced challenges in the Bundesliga.

The 30-year-old striker has now scored 36 goals and 10 assists in 33 appearances across all competitions this season, with 30 of those goals coming in 25 Bundesliga games.

Kane’s goal-scoring prowess has equaled the record for most goals scored in a debut Bundesliga season.

This puts him in contention to break Robert Lewandowski’s single-season Bundesliga scoring record of 41 goals.

With nine games remaining, Kane has the opportunity to surpass Lewandowski’s record.

Bayern Munich are now seven points behind league leaders Bayer Leverkusen, with Leverkusen having a game in hand.