Every club desires a 20- goals-a-season striker however few get one who has that many before it is even Halloween.
Bayern Munich have.
Robert Lewandowski scored twice as the Bundesliga giants beat Olympiakos 3-2 in the Champions League on Tuesday, taking the Poland international’s tally for club and nation in 2019-20 to an unbelievable 21 objectives in simply 17 games.
The 31- year-old’s scintillating kind has prompted numerous on social media to ask the question: is he the best number 9 on the planet today?
Lewandowski >> >> > Messi and Ronaldo?
It is difficult to argue with the data, definitely in 2019 anyhow.
This year, no other gamer has scored more goals for their club than Lewandowski. Not Cristiano Ronaldo. Not Lionel Messi.
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This season he has been phenomenal, particularly at club level.
He has actually scored 18 goals in his 13 looks in all competitors, at least six more than any other gamer in the big-five European leagues and has actually scored in each of Bayern’s last 12 video games.
In fact he has actually just failed to score in one game for Bayern this term – the 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup back on 3 August.
Lewandowski has likewise hit two hat-tricks this season – one for Bayern and one for Poland.
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In good company
Lewandowski’s 2 goals in the Champions League on Tuesday moved him above Ruud van Nistelrooy in Champions League leading scorer charts.
However he still has some method to go to match Messi and Ronaldo’s exploits in the competitors.
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Lewandowski’s spectacular statistics down to a volcano?
At 31, Lewandowski is most likely unlikely to catch either Messi or Ronaldo but his goalscoring stats, especially at an age when some players are past their best, are extremely excellent.
But Lewandowski’s career might have taken a very different trajectory if not for a volcano avoiding him from joining Blackburn from Polish side Lech Poznan back in April 2010.
The eruption of an Icelandic volcano 9 years ago and the ash cloud that it developed led to his flight to England’s north-west being cancelled.
” I couldn’t go due to the fact that of the cloud. It was the volcano. The volcano with the ash cloud,” Lewandowski, who eventually signed for Borussia Dortmund in June 2010, informed the Times.
” It was one week and no one could fly in Europe. The flight was scheduled, however we couldn’t leave. It changed my life. If I had actually gone to Blackburn possibly I would have remained there.”
What might have been …