Robert Lewandowski was pleased to get on the scoresheet again by registering his 200th Bayern Munich goal in a 3-0 win over Red Star Belgrade.
Bayern and Lewandowski got their Champions League campaign in Group B off to a smooth start by emerging comfortable winners in Munich. They clearly had the measure of Red Star, with 73% of the ball possession and 33 shots on goal.
Despite Kingsley Coman’s 34th-minute opener, however, it took Bayern until late into the second-half to seal the victory.
Lewandowski came to the rescue by poking in a second goal in the 80th-minute of the game. Thomas Muller then added a third during stoppage-time to allow Niko Kovac’s men to take top spot in Group B.
“We always had the game under control and played well, we upped the pace and created a lot of chances,” Lewandowski told reporters afterwards.
“But we didn’t score enough goals. We always tried to get forward. Sometimes we might have made wrong decisions, but these are little things. In the end, it was only three goals, but it could have been five or six.
“You need games like today to help with a good analysis, to see what you can do better. After the second goal, it got easier. I’m glad I scored again.”
Lewandowski has now scored an incredible 200 goals in just 249 appearances for Bayern across all competitions following his arrival from Borussia Dortmund in 2014.
The 31-year-old striker is currently in fourth place on the club’s all-time record scorer’s list. While Gerd Muller’s tally of 564 goals is probably out of his reach, though, he could overtake Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (218) and Rainer Ohlhauser (215) this season.
Lewandowski, who has scored nine goals in seven games this term, will return to action on Saturday for Bayern’s Bundesliga clash with FC Koln.