Red-hot Polish and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is on a goalscoring streak that would make even the eyes of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo water and is on course to have a better season than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have ever had in their careers.
Lewandowski scored the fastest Champions League quadruple in UEFA Champions League history, bagging four goals in just 14 minutes and 31 seconds as Bayern ran riot to secure a 6-0 win against Red Star Belgrade.
Lewandowski joined Lionel Messi as the only two players in history to score four goals in a Champions League fixture twice.
The 31-year-old has been one of Europe’s best strikers and most prolific goal scorers for the best part of the last decade though his exploits have been slightly overshadowed by the numbers posted by Messi and Ronaldo.
Like a fine wine, Lewandowski just seems to get better with age.
This season alone, the bruising but elegant forward has already scored a staggering 31 goals — and we’re not even in December.
The tally includes 10 in just five Champions League matches, 17 in 15 Bundesliga matches and four in six for Poland.
This equates to a goal roughly every 57 minutes, is about seven minutes quicker than Messi’s best ever season in La Liga and Europe in 2012-13.
The Poland captain has bettered the feats of two of the greatest players to ever play the game despite being 31 years old – an age which normally implies the slowing down of a footballer’s career.
“I have to confess…. I’m addicted to scoring goals,” Lewandowski, 31, wrote on his Twitter account.
“Robert is currently in top form. He works incredibly professionally, always puts in extra work and has been rewarded for it again.” said Hansi Flick, Bayern Munich interim coach.
One can only imagine how many goals will he score by the end of the 2019/20 season barring any serious injury.
By Gerald Dandah