Lewandowski sets new records
The Allianz Arena is twelve years old in May but FC Bayern’s home ground has never before witnessed such a run. Cries of ‘Lewandooowskiiii’ rang out across the stadium for a sixth time on the bounce – no other player has hit such a rich vein of goals at the Arena. The Pole has found the back of the net 12 times in the last six home games and Lewandowski’s desire to score is undiminished. “It was very important for us to show we’re in good form,” as Lewandowski put the team centre stage. “We want to maintain our top form and we’re happy we had fun playing today.”
Carlo Ancelotti was keen to praise Lewandowski. “Robert did what he normally does,” declared the FCB head coach, “he scored three and provided two assists. What more do I need to say about him?” Lewandowski has scored 24 goals in 26 Bundesliga outings to date and the Pole is on course to defend his top goalscorer ranking. “I’m happy to have a striker like that who more or less scores in every game,” added Ancelotti. Lewandowski has now scored 103 goals for FC Bayern in competitive games putting the striker equal with Roy Makaay. The Dutchman needed 183 appearances to achieve that goals total while Lewandowski has only taken 138.
Müller finds the net again
“He’s very valuable to us as an outlet and finisher,” said Jêróme Boateng in praise of his team-mate on the defender’s return to the starting eleven. “He played a great game, moved well and scored three goals.” It was the sixth Bundesliga hat-trick for Lewandowski putting him level with Uwe Seeler and Claudio Pizarro. And the Pole certainly likes playing against Augsburg: He has netted 16 times in 12 games against FCA with the striker scoring eight of Bayern’s nine goals against Augsburg this term. That’s a first since records started to be kept in 2004.
Lewandowski once again demonstrated his qualities as a provider with two assists. That benefitted Thiago and Thomas Müller who was set up by his strike partner for one of his two goals. “Scoring goals is fun,” said a happy Müller after the game, “it was a good game.” The FCB stalwart is back on track for the run-in as Bayern moves on like a well-oiled machine. However, Müller sounded a warning: “We’re in good shape but April is a massive month. Let’s see how we come through it…”