Lewy extends incredible opening day scoring record
The star comes out of the blocks firing on all cylinders! In the 1-1 draw in the Bundesliga curtain-raiser at Borussia Mönchengladbach, Robert Lewandowski scored the all-important equaliser before the interval to extend an incredible run of goals. The Polish international has scored on the opening day of the season for the seventh year running - extending his own Bundesliga record.
Lewandowski eyes further improvement
"I didn't know about the record before the game, but I'm very happy about it," Lewandowski said modestly after the final whistle. Lewandowski's goal was once again another indication that the striker seems that little bit more alert than his opponents as the season commences. The Polish striker and national team captain got in front of his marker as a corner was swung in, sweeping home a shot from close range - and with that, Bayern were able to leave Gladbach with a 1-1 draw and a point.
"Today was an intense game. Both sides had chances," explained the 32-year-old: "Playing here's always difficult. We played well, but we still have to do a lot of things better." Lewandowski certainly didn't completely exclude himself with that statement either. Although the Bayern striker had the most shots on goal of anyone in the game (five), he too was unable to find a winning goal.
Personal goalscoring records know no bounds
In the light of Lewandowski's unbelievable record of 41 goals from last season, there is little doubt the attacker could soon be responsible for Bayern's next Bundesliga triumph. After all, he's picking up right where he left off in May: Lewy has scored in his last eleven league appearances, equalling his best-ever run in a Bayern shirt - at the start of the 2019/20 season. The hunt for new records is on.
Robert Lewandowski may well defend his title as Europe's best striker at the UEFA Club Football Awards: