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Sat, 04/07/20, 23:00
Five Lewandowski facts you must read after FCB's cup win
You could almost call the way he touches the ball down his trademark! When Manuel Neuer found Robert Lewandowski lurking in front with his long kick in the 59th minute of the cup final, the Pole picked the ball out of the sky with perfection. The striker made short work of the finish, shooting from distance to make it 3-0. In the final phase of the game he sealed the cup win with a wonderful chip to make it 4-1. With his goals Lewandowski cracked a few marks - we have summarised the best facts for you.
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#1: Back on top
With his 90th minute chip, Lewandowski netted for the sixth time this season in the DFB Cup, finishing top scorer in the competition. That's the fifth time he's been top goalscorer at the end of a DFB Cup campaign; the first player to ever do so.
#2: Personal record equalled
The Poland captain has scored 51 competitive goals so far this term, by far a best-mark in Europe's top five leagues. Lewandowski only boasted the same number in 2015/16.
#3: Milestone for Bayern
Bayern's third goal on Saturday was their 750th DFB Cup goal, a record in the competition.
The best images from the cup final:
#4: Fifth in the all-time rankings
Lewandowski scored his 39th DFB Cup goal against Leverkusen, advancing to fifth place in the all-time rankings, catching up with Klaus Allofs and Hannes Löhr. Bayern's fourth goal against Leverkusen was his eighth in a DFB Cup final, Lewandowski extending his record (Gerd Müller and Uwe Seeler have scored four cup final goals each).
#5: Final expert
Lewandowski is the first player to score in four finals and the first to find the net in three straight cup finals. He scored against Frankfurt in 2018 and bagged a brace against Leipzig in 2019.
The match report: