Harry Kane finally ends bizarre wait for Bayern Munich hat-trick after running riots against Darmstadt

Harry Kane celebrates with his match ball. (Photo Credit: Bayern/X)

Harry Kane finally ends bizarre wait for Bayern Munich hat-trick after running riots against Darmstadt

Izuchukwu Akawor 08:47 - 29.10.2023

Harry Kane went home with the match ball, on the second time of asking, after registering his first official hat-trick in the Bundesliga for Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich’s Harry Kane has finally ended his wait for a first official hat-trick in the Bundesliga after an inspirational display against SV Darmstadt.

Kane was at his blistering best and showcased his scoring prowess as he scored three goals and assisted another to help Bayern Munich dismantle their visitors 8-0 on Saturday. 

It’s the second time he has scored three goals this season in the Bundesliga but his first hat-trick for the club in the league.

Kane at Bayern Munich

Kane’s move to Bayern in the summer from Tottenham was met with great anticipation and excitement by fans and pundits alike.

Harry Kane penned a four-year deal at Bayern Munich. (Photo Credit: Bayern Munich/X)

His track record as a prolific scorer and the ability to change the course of games with his finishing was expected to be a game-changer for the Bavarian giants.

The England captain has maintained his reputation at the Bundesliga champions, having scored in all but just two appearances so far for his new club.

Harry Kane celebrates scoring against Augsburg || Image credit: Imago

However, despite hitting three of the goals two times this season, the latest against Darmstadt has seen the 30-year-old register his first hat-trick.

Why Kane’s goals finally count

The former Spurs skipper netted his first three goals this season in the 7-0 thrashing of VFL Bochum back in September.

Harry Kane wears a smile after taking home the match ball. (Photo Credit: Bayern/X)

Per a report from Give Me Sport, those goals were not considered a hat-trick due to a bizarre rule in Germany.

Unlike in the English Premier League, where those goals would have counted as a hat-trick, cue Edward Nketiah’s masterclass for Arsenal, in Germany, it is a different ball game.

Harry Kane has scored or assisted 17 goals in 12 appearances for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. (Photo Credit: Bayern/X)

The standard for a hat-trick is said to be higher in the Bundesliga as you need to score all the goals in one half for it to count. 

Kane’s goals against Bochum were netted in the 13th, 54th and 88th minutes unlike his latest which came in the 51st, 69th, and 88th minutes. 

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A hat-trick, a feat revered by footballers and fans, holds a special place in the hearts of goal scorers. It represents the pinnacle of their artistry and their ability to consistently find the back of the net.

You can see the smile of relief on the face of Kane, who has now scored 12 goals in nine matches in the Bundesliga despite not being a stranger to scoring goals in abundance. 

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