For a player that scored 24 goals in all competitions in his first season with a new club, Robert Lewandowski sure took a lot of heat for not scoring more. As the injuries to Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery took two of Bayern's biggest weapons out of the picture, all of the pressure in the world was hoisted upon Lewandowski to carry an injury-plagued Bayern team to glory.
Things would be different in Friday's opener against Hamburg, right? The first forty five minutes weren't friendly to Lewa. He struggled to find space as Hamburg packed six, seven, eight men on top of their own penalty area. Finally, the break through came in the second half after a weak attempted clearing header by Hamburg.
"It was the first match and we've won it, which is what matters," Lewandowski said. "The first half wasn't so good, but after going 2-0 up it was clear we could score more goals. It wasn't easy and we had to be patient."
The Polish striker has two goals in two matches for FC Bayern now. If Douglas Costa continues his spectacular play out wide, Lewandowski will get his opportunities to bang in goals, and 30+ goals is definitely not out of the question.