The league leaders again found themselves behind against Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker on Saturday, but when you have Robert Lewandowski in your team, there is no deficit you cannot overcome.
The Polish hitman sent his side on its way to reel in Dortmund’s lead and had them level from the spot as he scored a brace before halftime. Lewandowski then put an exclamation mark on his performance by completing his hat-trick in injury time with a well-taken goal from outside the box.
Lewandowski vital to Bayern Munich and Flick knows it
It is clear just how valuable Lewandowski is to Bayern Munich and boss Hansi Flick spoke to the club’s official website and had nothing but praise for his striker after yet another incredible performance.
“Three goals are always good. Thank God he did that today,” said coach Hansi Flick speaking after the match. “For Lewy, it’s important that the team is successful. And if the record falls alongside that it’s all the nicer. But the team is the priority,” Flick said, as he underlines Lewandowski’s “team first” attitude.
He is clearly happy with his striker’s efforts and his hat-trick puts his goal tally up to 31 already for the season.
To put those numbers into context, his 31 goals so far is the best tally for 24 games in the history of the Bundesliga, and add to that, it would already be enough for Lewandowski to win the top goalscorer award in 52 out of 57 Bundesliga seasons, which is simply ridiculous given that there are still so many games to play.
Can Lewy break Gerd Muller’s record?
Suddenly the all-time record of 40 goals scored in a season which is currently held by Gerd Muller, looks like it will be passed with ease after being untouched since the 1971/72 season.
Hat-trick vs. Dortmund. 31 goals in just 23 Bundesliga games this season.
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Also now it appears that Lewandowski is now becoming a nemesis of his former club. In his last six home games against Borussia Dortmund, Lewandowski has scored at least two goals in every match, which is something that has never been seen so far in the history of the league.
His current tally against his old club stands at 20 goals in just 14 appearances which is just mind-blowing.
Can he keep up this ridiculous goal-scoring rate? You would be a fool to suggest otherwise.