Robert Lewandowski is a bonafide performer. He is yet to lay his hands on the coveted Champions League or win any silverware for his native Poland. But the striker with feet of gold just can’t stop scoring. And we are talking years here, season after season.
His exploits with Borussia Dortmund led him to the Allianz Arena where he has flourished to become the best striker in Bundesliga for years running. He scores with both feet and with his head, and he’s scored some goals that you wouldn’t even believe had you not seen him in action. We talk about 5 such best goals from the Bayern Munich striker.
5. Bayern Munich v BVB, 2017-18 Bundesliga
Bayern are the most ruthless club in the Budesliga and Robert Lewandowski matches that attribute word for word as he did yet against when he took on his former team Borussia Dortmund in the 2017-18 season, sporting Bayern colors.
The Bavarians went on to register a thumping victory worth 6-0, with Lewandowski scoring a hat trick, but his second goal in that list was a beautiful one, a flick off his weaker left foot from a teasing Joshua Kimmich cross that flew into the net.
4. Hannover v BVB, 2014-15 Bundesliga
Lewandowski is blessed with extreme pace, skill and technique, making him one of the most complete strikers of the current crop. He Pole flew of the blocks under Jurgen Klopp at Borrussia Dortmund and this goal comes during that period only.
Starting from the left flank, albeit like a winger, he drifted in on his right, beating three defenders and then shooting past the goalie with his right foot with the fourth defender on his heels. The goal came at the end of a counter-attack and was pretty much Lewandowski’s own doing.
3. Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt, 2014-15 Bundesliga
This one was a steller finish as the Polish striker finished off what was magical play from the Bavarians, the typical Pep Guardiola style of football characterized by short passes and one-touch football.
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Lewandowski received a brilliant headed layoff from Thomas Muller, took a jab, made a turn and smashed it with his right foot. It was a magical goal that the entire Allianz Arena was stunned to witness, one that fans would remember for a long time.
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2. Bayern Munich v Werder Bremen, 2016-17 Bundesliga
Bayern were just getting used to life without Pep Guardiola, who had taken a move to English giants Manchester City when, at the very start of the season, Lewandowski came up good and how.
The second of 5 goals on the night, right after a Xabi Alonso screamer, Lewandowski darted ahead of the Bremen backline, received the ball all the way in the final third of the pitch, cut in and stabbed it past the wavering keeper.
1. Bayern Munich v Wolfsburg, 2015-16 Bundesliga
One of the best Bundesliga games of all times produced one of the best Bundesliga goals of all time. And definitely Robert Lewandowski’s finest goal till date. The Pole had come off the bench with the league leaders 0-1 down at home, and man did he come good.
He scored 5 goals in the space of 9 minutes, a World record that would require some breaking. The last one was the best of the lot as Lewandowski let himself indulge in a scissor kick on a Mario Goetze cross to score a goal that will make him immortal in Bayern fans’ hearts forever.