Ten goals in five games: New Bundesliga record for Lewandowski
There seems to be no limits for this man! Robert Lewandowski once again proved his class in the 5-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 5. With a trio of goals, he almost single-handedly ensured that FC Bayern would keep three points in Munich. For the Pole, it was league goals eight, nine and ten this year - in 58 years of Bundesliga football, no player has ever had such a haul at this early stage.
Record-breaking attacker leads from the front
"The statistics aren't that important to me, I'm focused on the team and the game," the 32-year-old said modestly after the final whistle, praising the performance of the entire team: "I hope we can keep this form up for a long time to come. We always want to show our best football". And this Bayern football currently deals in goals, goals, goals: 21 FCB goals have already been notched up at this early stage - that too is a new Bundesliga record.
With his current level of performance, Lewandowski certainly has a big percentage of FCB's total output. "He's incredibly dangerous because he has everything. Left foot, right foot, good dribbling, aerial prowess. He moves very well, is very agile. That makes him currently the best striker in the world," his team-mate Jérôme Boateng said afterwards, impressed by the performance of the exceptional Polish striker.
With his left, right, and head
For it was precisely this versatility in the final third that Lewandowski had shown against the men from Hesse. Europe's Footballer of the Year scored the opener in the 10th minute with his left foot, the second goal (26') with his head, and then used his right to make it 3-0 and seal a perfect hat-trick (60'). The striker scored three of his five shots in the game - both being the best efforts of anyone on the pitch. "You can see in every game that it is incredibly difficult to defend against Lewy," Boateng concluded.
Read the quotes from after the game here: