Living legend Lewandowski
BVB expert Lewandowski immortalises himself once more in football history
It was a heated battle in the driving Dortmund rain. In the Bundesliga top-of-the-table clash, it was once again a feisty affair. There was one man, though, who remained ice-cold despite everything going on around him: Robert Lewandowski. And how! The Best FIFA Men's Player scored twice in Dortmund and secured FC Bayern a hugely important 3-2 away win on Saturday evening. Lewy, doing Lewy things once again! The 33-year-old star striker also set several new records in the process:
Best Bundesliga away goal scorer of all time
No player in the long history of the Bundesliga has scored more goals away from home than Lewy. His brace on Saturday evening now brings his total to 118 goals on the road, overtaking the legendary Klaus Fischer (117) - a record that's surely here to stay! This season, Lewandowski leads the Bundesliga goalscoring charts by some distance with 16 goals.
Favourite opponents Borussia Dortmund
BVB's arch-nemesis RL9! When the fans of the Black and Yellows hear the surname of their former player, a cold shiver no doubt runs down their spine: he has already scored 26 competitive goals against Dortmund, more than against any other team. His 17 Bundesliga wins in meetings between FCB and BVB is also the most of anyone who's ever played in Der Klassiker. But that's not all for Lewangoalksi: in the top-of-the-table match, the Pole scored more than once for the eighth time in a Bundesliga match against BVB. He is the first player to score multiple goals in a game against a single team as many as eight separate times.
Hunt for record continues
Whether it was his ruthless finish to make it 1-1 after an assist from Thomas Müller or his penalty after a Mats Hummels handball to win the game - with every goal, FCB's No.9 is chasing more records. Saturday evening's Der Klassiker marked Lewandowski's 350th competitive match for FCB - and, after David Alaba, Franck Ribéry and Hasan Salihamidžić, he is the fourth foreign player to break this ceiling for Bayern since the Bundesliga was founded. With his 77th-minute winner, the Golden Shoe winner has scored 40 Bundesliga goals in 2021. Only Gerd Müller (42 in 1972) has managed more in a single calendar year. With three league games left of the year though, it would come as no surprise should the ice-cool Pole surpass the record. Lewandowski, a living legend!
Lewandowski's best moments, alongside the best moments from the game as a whole, can be read in the match report here 👇