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Robert Lewandowski: A Record Breaking Forward Forever Immortalised in Bundesliga History

Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski, a Bundesliga champion, a Champions League winner and, now, despite all of the obstacles in his way, a record breaker forever immortalised in the football history books.

The Poland international didn’t make it easy, that’s for sure, but, in the end, the record was broken, the goal was scored; Gerd Muller’s tally of 40 goals was bettered. It took up until the 89th minute for the Pole to score the all-important goal and that’s ironically in spite of the fact that Bayern had already scored four goals.

If Robert Lewandowski didn’t break the record, it would have been more astonishing than the eventual outcome, such as the form of the Bayern frontline. He ends the season with an astonishing 41 goals in just 28 games. Those are numbers only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could get near. Those are Ballon D’or worthy numbers.

And, in truth, Lewandowski may well have a golden ball to match his golden touch sooner rather than later. The Pole was robbed of the award last year when it was cancelled due to the interruption to the season. He cannot be robbed again. He is the one now setting the standard. Erling Haaland arrived in the Bundesliga, expecting to challenge for the Golden Boot. So, what did Lewandowski do? He went to record-breaking lengths to secure his prize.

And when Haaland dared to net a brace at the Allianz Arena, Lewandowski, almost mocking him, secured the match ball and the 4-2 victory.

Robert Lewandowski: A Record Breaker Forever Immortalised in Bundesliga History

Against All Odds

With six goals needed to break Gerd Muller’s astonishing record, Lewandowski had a comfortable eight games left. To put that into better context, he once scored five goals in nine minutes against Wolfsburg. So, six goals in 720 minutes (eight games) would have been easy, maybe too easy. It was too good to be true. A record that staggering needed to be a larger struggle than that.

And so, naturally, the luck of football’s international break struck; injury struck Lewandowski- a four game injury, to be exact. So, all of a sudden, those eight games became four. Four games to score six goals. That’s more than a goal a game needed. But if anyone was going to do it, Lewandowski was. And, best believe, he did.

With all the odds stacked against him, the Bayern man scored one on his return against Mainz before netting a hat trick against Borussia Monchengladbach and a goal apiece against Freiburg and Augsburg.

The world didn’t want to see that record broken, building a protective wall in the form of a poorly timed injury. But Lewandowski booted that wall down with his unstoppable golden touch to dethrone Muller and become perhaps the greatest goalscorer in Bundesliga history.

Robert Lewandowski: One of the Best

With the record now secured, there is no denying that Robert Lewandowski is one of, if not the best player around at the moment. The carving of his name on the famous Ballon D’or award should begin commencing because, let’s face it, no player has come close to either the individual performances or the collective awards of the forward in the last two years.

There will be no cancelling the competition this time around and, with any hope, Robert Lewandowski will finally receive his coronation.

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