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Robert Lewandowski joins Haaland in exclusive club after hitting career milestone in Barcelona’s win over Villarreal

The summer arrival in Spain was at the double this evening

A head-turning pair of statistics surrounding the goalscoring endeavours of Barcelona star Robert Lewandowski have surfaced on Thursday.

The name of hitman Lewandowski, of course, has taken its place centre stage in the Spanish football headlines this evening.

This comes after the Pole proved the star of the show once more.

After Real Madrid build on their Clasico triumph courtesy of a 3-0 downing of Elche on Wednesday, Xavi Hernandez’s troops welcomed Villarreal to the Camp Nou, aware that nothing but a three-point haul would suffice in their bid to track down the table-topping Blancos.

And, when all was said and done, secure a return to winning ways is precisely what Barca went on to do.

This came courtesy of a 3-0 final scoreline, owing to an early brace on the part of that man Lewandowski, followed by an Ansu Fati finish from close range, all inside the first-half.

First, it was revealed that the former Bayern Munich standout has now surpassed the 600-goal mark across his legendary career:

Not only that, but Lewandowski too sits behind only Manchester City phenom Erling Haaland when it comes to minutes-per-goal scored across Europe’s top-five leagues this season:

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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