Robert Lewandowski makes Barcelona history & matches Falcao benchmark vs Valladolid

The Pole’s fine start to life in Spain continued on Sunday.

Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski secured for himself a head-turning piece of club history on Sunday night.

Xavi Hernandez’s troops, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

Fresh off a 4-1 drubbing of Real Sociedad last time out, the Blaugrana welcomed Real Valladolid to the Camp Nou, hopeful of closing the gap on table-tapping Real Betis.

And, when all was said and done, make it a pair of wins on the bounce is precisely what Barca managed.

Aforementioned summer signing Lewandowski proved the star of the show, notching a fine brace, with further strikes on the part of Pedri and Sergi Roberto having given rise to an eventual 4-0 result.

And, as alluded to above, in the process of adding to his already impressive tally since making the move to Spain, Barcelona’s new no.9 also secured for himself a piece of history.

As per statisticians Opta, after also notching twice against Sociedad last weekend, Lewandowski has become the first player to net four goals across his first three appearances in La Liga since Radamel Falcao all the way back in 2011.

Not only that, but the veteran attacker is the first player to manage the same feat in Blaugrana colours since the turn of the century.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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