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Lewandowski in a league of his own

Lewandowski downed BVB with two goals, Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace
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Robert Lewandowski continues to plunder goals at the tip of Bayern Munich attack, scoring 23 goals in 16 competitive fixtures.

Three months into the 2019/20 campaign, Bayern Munich have overseen a managerial change. You will be hard pressed to guess it from the Polish international’s goal haul.

Lewandowski has scored 16 goals in 11 Bundesliga matches. European rivals have seen his name on the scoreboard six times in four fixtures.

The former Dortmund man has hit the back of the net every 60 minutes in league and Europe for Die Roten. Unfortunately for them, he was on the score sheet in their 4-0 Der Klassiker humiliation.

Nothing changes for Robert Lewandowski. Under the unsettling reign of Niko Kovac, Lewa was an undisputed started. While his peers struggled, Lewa was scoring for fun. His 20 goals in 15 outings attest to it.

For new boss, Hans-Dieter Flick, he has opened the scoring in his two matches incharge. He gave Bayern the lead against Olympiacos before Ivan Perisic settled the affair.

Against Borussia Dortmund, his double strikes either side of the half-time whistle were enough to give Flick the job until the end of season.

Bayern fans have gotten used to Lewandowski banging in goals at an impressive rate. With the exception of his first season in Bavaria, the Polish international has not scored less than 20 goals in Bundesliga since 2011/12 season.

Lewa was not sub-par in that one-off season, he did manage 17 strikes in the league and finished with 25 in all competitions.

Moreover, the 31-year old has managed 40+ goals in all competitions in the last four seasons. With 23 against his name in three months, he is on way to better his 43 goal season record.

So far, only two opponents have managed to keep Lewa silent across 90 minutes of action. BVB managed it in the German Super Cup, and, VfL Bochum in the DFB-Pokal cup.

While he outscores every attacker in Europe’s top five leagues. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have had a subdued start to the 2019/20 season in front of goal with six and nine goals, respectively. Even young Mbappe who finished last season with 39 goals only has nine against his name.

The Warsaw native has found his match in Erling Braut Haaland. The young Norwegian has scored seven goals to Lewandowski’s six in the Champions League. He is also amongst the only players to record better goal scoring feats than Lewandowski with 26 strikes.