Milestone for Lewandowski
16 minutes had been played when Robert Lewandowski capitalised on a mistake by Dan-Axel Zagadou, doubling Bayern's lead in the 5-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund. It was his 200th Bundesliga goal. The Poland captain is the fifth player in history to reach this magical mark. He bagged his 201st one to round off the scoreline with the final whistle imminent.
"It means a lot to me. I never thought I could score so many goals in the Bundesliga," said the striker, brimming with joy. Only Gerd Müller (365 goals), Klaus Fischer (268), his former coach Jupp Heynckes (220) and Manfred Burgsmüller (213) are ahead of Lewandowski in the Bundesliga's all-time scorer rankings.
"I'm very proud to be part of this club of five players," said the most prolific non-German Bundesliga scorer, who aims to advance further. "It's not so far away, I can probably make it," said the striker.
Record scorer in Der Klassiker
But records are of secondary importance to the 30-year-old. He and his team-mates aim to retain top spot in the table until the end. "We won today, but we're only one point ahead of Dortmund. We'll clinch the title if we win all our matches," said Lewandowski, who took eight shots in the top clash, twice as many as all Dortmund players together.
It was not by chance that Lewandowski scored his landmark goal against Dortmund. The 30-year-old is very prolific in the fixture, he has now scored in five consecutive editions of Der Klassiker. The former Dortmund man has scored a total of 15 goals in the fixture, wearing Bayern colours on 14 occasions. He is now sole record holder in that respect, one goal clear of none other than Gerd Müller.