Lewandowski stars as Bayern down Barcelona
Two goals from top marksman Robert Lewandowski ensured that Bayern Munich opened their Champions League account with all three points against a Lionel Messi-less Barcelona.
It was not eight, but it was not great. Two goals from Robert Lewandowski and one from Thomas Müller completed a 3-0 victory that was more about Bayern’s overwhelming superiority than it was about the numbers.
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) September 15, 2021
The brace takes Lewandowski’s run of consecutive games scored in to 18 for the German champions, owing to him netting 42 goals last season in the Bundesliga, and a further 6 times in just 4 domestic games so far this campaign.
Robert Lewandowski has now scored a goal in 18 consecutive matches for Bayern 🤯 pic.twitter.com/uxYxyAAI6y
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 14, 2021
The Polish forward is now rightly recognised as the top forward in the world, and at 32 years old, is in his striking peak.
How long can Lewa continue?
Speaking to German outlet Sport Bild, Lewandowski this week offered some insight into how long he can maintain such a level, and continue scoring at his current rate. And, judging by his comments, we should get used to seeing the hitman in Bayern colours for a fair while longer.
The Polish international revealed:
“I’m in good shape physically and have the right mentality. I can play for many more years, I’m sure at least four more years. And then I will see, maybe I can raise the bar even more”
“This summer I had the best results in my career. If I was 27 a year ago, I am now either 25 or 26. My stats are better than ever. And it’s not just about fitness. After a four-week break, I had a better base before. preparation than ever before. 33 years is only a number and does not show how old I am really, “
Will Lewa be able to maintain his remarkable scoring record for 5 seasons to come?
This article was edited by Conor Laird.