Close to Müller, but still not great? What Robert Lewandowski is striving for

Bayern emerged from coronavirus hibernation last Sunday, with Lewandowski, 31, scoring one of two goals against Union. A penalty goal would have been a common goal if it had not become 40th for the striker in all tournaments. This is the fifth season in which the Pole has nailed over 40.

ESPN called the Polish striker’s transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich in 2014 the best transfer in history as a free agent. Indeed, Robert Lewandowski is an incredibly useful stable footballer.

In addition to the achievement mentioned – the fifth season in a row with 40 goals in all tournaments – the striker’s career has many other goalscorer records. Bend our fingers:

– We don’t even touch on success in the Polish championship with Lech – we start right away with the Bundesliga. In March 2013, Lewandowski broke Timo Konicki’s record by scoring for Borussia Dortmund in 12 consecutive German league appearances.

– In April of the same year, he was the first to score four goals in the Champions League semifinals when the bumblebees defeated Real Madrid – 4: 1.

– Left Borussia as the club’s top scorer in European competition (18 goals). Later, the achievement will be blocked by Marco Reuss and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

– In 2015, he set a world record at Bayern Munich, scoring five goals in 8 minutes and 59 seconds in the game with Wolfsburg (5: 1), simultaneously completing the most fastest Bundesliga hat-trick (in four minutes) and most productive substitution (five goals).

– Lewandowski scored 82 goals in his first 100 games for Bayern in the German championship. This is the best record for a newcomer to any club in the history of the Bundesliga.

– In the 2015/16 season, he scored 30 goals in the Bundesliga first among foreigners and the first overall after Dieter Müller in the 1976/77 campaign.

– Scored 30 goals again in 2016/17, repeating Gerd Müller’s record. Only he and Lewandowski have scored 30 goals in the Bundesliga two seasons in a row.

– With 228 goals, he is the most productive foreign player in the German championship (he surpassed Claudio Pizarro’s 195 goals in March 2019).

– At the start of the 2019/20 season, he was the first to score in 11 consecutive Bundesliga rounds …

– Scored two or more goals in 59 German league games. Only Gerd Müller has more – 87.


But even with such a portfolio, not everyone would call Robert Lewandowski great, put him on a par with the best of his contemporaries. And it’s not just the scale of talent. Yes, the Polish unique won everything that can be won at home and in Germany, but he still does not have a single European Cup trophy. Unlike Lionel Messi and Cristiano, Ronaldo Lewandowski played only once in the Champions League final – in 2013, Borussia lost to Bayern (1: 2).

In the 1/8 finals of the last Champions League draw, Bayern drove across Chelsea to Stamford Bridge (3-0), Levangolski sent the third ball into the net. But the cards were all confused by COVID-19. It is not yet clear when and in what format the tournament will finish. Let’s not forget that the Polish striker is currently ranked fourth in the list of top scorers in European competitions with 71 goals, Raul’s third place (77) is just a stone’s throw away. And the legendary Gerd Müller, with his 62 goals for Bayern Munich, would like to catch up in European competition (Lewandowski has 47 so far). And this should be done now, at the peak – this virus is wrong!

The attacker has to focus on the Bundesliga and continue the inter-temporal duel with Gerd Müller in Germany. The first immediate goal is to repeat the record of 40 league goals in a season set by Müller in the 1971/72 campaign. FC Bayern coach Hans Flick believes in the Pole:

Levy makes a good impression, I think he is in great shape, – quotes Flick Goal. – He now has 26 goals and 8 more games to break Gerd Müller’s record. It won’t be easy, but he has a chance. If anyone can do this, then he.

The second goal for the future is to become the second sniper in the history of the Bundesliga. Klaus Fischer has 268 goals, Lewandowski – 228. Here it is almost impossible to infringe on Gerd Müller’s record (365).

EuroBet : Bayern will win at home on Saturday, May 23rd ” Eintracht Frankfurt – 1.15, Bundesliga match will end in a draw – 9.50, Eintracht will defeat Bayern – 18.00.

Bayern will score over 3.5 goals – 2.37, Eintracht will score over 1 goal – 3.10.

Lewandowski will score – 1.22.

A hat-trick will happen in the match – 5.70.

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