Lewy now joint 2nd in all-time Bundesliga scoring chart
For a while it looked like the goal frame in Bremen's Weserstadion would manage what many Bundesliga defenders have failed to do this season. In Bayern's 3-1 win in Bremen, it seemed Robert Lewandowski's unbelievable record hunt would grind to a halt. Despite the best opportunities, including two efforts off the woodwork, the Pole initially lacked his usual accuracy. Then he struck in the 67th minute - it was his 268th Bundesliga goal, and with it he made history yet again.
Level with Klaus Fischer
"I'm proud to have scored 268 goals in the Bundesliga like the legendary Klaus Fischer," wrote the 32-year-old in a tweet after moving up to joint second in the all-time goalscoring list in the German top flight, equal with long-time Schalke player Fischer. At the same time, he thought of his team-mates: "I always want to help FC Bayern win titles with my goals." Only the legend Gerd Müller (365 goals) is now ahead of Lewandowski - and even this record, assumed unbreakable, no longer seems completely out of the question.
"He'll have to play for a few more years to break that record," explained Leon Goretzka, emphasising that Lewandowski is still "physically in very good shape". He "scores a lot of goals for us at the moment, which makes our life easier of course," added the Germany international. Like his historical predecessors, Lewandowski also proved in Bremen that he knows where a real goal-getter has to stand. After a corner, he took advantage of the disorder in the Werder defence and directed a rebound from Goretzka's shoulder over the line to make it 3-0.
Only Leipzig missing from the collection
Lewandowski subsequently hit the post a third time - but we'll let him off that one! Because once again his great diligence paid off. "Lewy knows how important he is in the team. He fights for his goals and for the team every game," said team-mate Thomas Müller, praising the busy Bayern striker, who fired eight shots on target alone, just one fewer than the entire home team (nine).
After missing out in the first game against Werder, Lewandowski has now scored against 16 of the 17 Bundesliga opponents this season. Only himself (2019/20), Ailton (2003/04) and Gerd Müller (1966/67, 1969/70) have managed this before. Lewy could be the first player to complete the full collection on Matchday 27 in Leipzig. However, according to Thomas Müller, these records are only there "to look back at after your career". In the near future, the 31-year-old only has one wish for Lewandowski: "He should score again in the next game please," said Müller. The second-best goalscorer in Bundesliga history will no doubt do everything in his power to grant his team-mate this wish.
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