Saturday, September 28, 2019

The 31-year-old hit his 200th goal for the club just last week, and has now scored in eight consecutive games in league, Champions League and cup

Robert Lewandowski’s barnstorming start to the season has hit another high, with the Bayern Munich striker breaking an all-time Bundesliga record on Saturday.

He scored what proved to be the winning goal in a topsy-turvy 3-2 win at Paderborn, taking his league tally to 10 goals in six games – the best total of any player at this stage of the season.

Four players had previously hit nine in their first six, including two Bayern icons. Jupp Heynckes, Gerd Muller, Peter Meyer and Lothar Emmerich were the men knocked off their shared perch for the six-game record.

Lewandowski, 31, has been unstoppable in every competition so far this season, also notching in the DFB-Pokal and Champions League to take his own scoring streak to eight games. He has never enjoyed such a lengthy purple patch.

Lewandowski’s strikes so far this season include a hat-trick at Schalke, two apiece against Hertha Berlin and Cologne, and further goals against Mainz and title rivals Leipzig before Saturday’s effort at Paderborn.

Lewandowski’s form may have Mauricio Pochettino and Hugo Lloris sweating in the coming days, as Bayern travel to face Tottenham in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday night.

He is now on 203 goals in all competitions for the Bavarians, with Rainer Ohlhauser and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge just ahead of him on 215 and 218 respectively.

Lewandowski may need to extend his scoring streak for a little while longer if he is to reach top spot, however, with the legendary Muller still sitting pretty on 564 competitive goals for the club across a 15-year spell.


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