Bundesliga collection complete again: Lewandowski fires Bayern to away win
He has his Bundesliga collection complete once again: Robert Lewandowski, by far the best goalscorer in German league football's modern history, had a blank speck on his goalscoring map of Germany before the clash against Arminia Bielefeld. The 32-year-old had scored against all current Bundesliga clubs in his career, but not yet against the promoted side from north-west Germany. But with a brace and an assist, he quickly made his mark to keep up his perfect record.
Two goals in his first match vs. Arminia
To be fair to FCB's goalscoring machine, Bielefeld haven't been in the top flight of German football for 11 years, with this game being Lewandowski's first chance to score against the side that won Bundesliga 2 last season. As a result, he was all the more motivated to demonstrate his ability right from the off. "In the first 45 minutes we immediately showed that we want to win and pick up all three points," said Lewandowski after the game.
And Europe's Footballer of the Year did just that: a clever pass in the 8th minute helped Thomas Müller duly dispatch the game's first goal into the Bielefeld net. After he'd scored a brace himself (25'/45'), he put the ball on a plate for Müller's (51') second goal of the day. Lewy's five shots on goal and six goalscoring chance creations in the game were the best numbers of anyone on the pitch; in fact, the striker was involved in as many attempts as the entire Bielefeld team put together.
Coach Hansi Flick was naturally full of praise for the outstanding performance of the Pole and his strike partner: "For me, Thomas Müller was one of the two best players in the game along with Robert Lewandowski," commented the 55-year-old, who is happy that his goalscorer is continuing to score as consistently in the new season as he did in his treble golden-boot-winning season just a few weeks ago. With seven goals after four matchdays, Lewandowski once again leads the Bundesliga scoring charts.
Special praise for Bayern's attacking duo after the game: