Robert Lewandowski is going to score a lot of goals for Bayern Munich this season. That's obviously a "no brainer" statement about a guy that knocked in 24 goals for FCB in all competitions last season. However, in his second season with Bayern, that number will likely be closer to 35 than 25.
Pep Guardiola has talked about rotating players for the good of the team, and Saturday's match against Hoffenheim was a good example of this happening. Lewandowski started the match on the bench with Mario Götze finding his way into the formation instead. For 67 minutes, Lewandowski sat and watched how Bayern was attacking the Hoffenheim goal and saw where he could make his mark.
He was getting on the field, and he was going straight at Oliver Baumann.
Lewandowski attacked Baumann's goal from the moment he was on the field, forcing a couple of great saves out of the goalkeeper. The goal would come from a relatively simple play. Douglas Costa ripped the Hoffenheim defense out wide and played a ball into the middle of the park. Götze distracted everyone with his perfect dummy run to the far post, leaving Lewandowski wide open in the middle of the penalty area. With one touch, Lewandowski put the ball into the back of the net, giving FC Bayern the 2-1 victory.
There was a lot of talk last season that Lewandowski wasn't a good fit for Guardiola's system, but as we'll see this season, Lewandowski will be at his best now that he and his teammates have an entire season under their belts to get comfortable with each other. It will also help that the attacking wide players on FC Bayern are relatively healthy.