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Robert Lewandowski becomes record non-German all-time goalscorer in the Bundesliga

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It was only a matter of time for him, but now he’s officially got the honor!

Hannover 96 v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga
HANOVER, GERMANY - APRIL 21: Robert Lewandowski (L) of Munich celebrate after his first goal during the Bundesliga match between Hannover 96 and FC Bayern Muenchen at HDI-Arena on April 21, 2018 in Hanover, Germany
Hannover 96 v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga HANOVER, GERMANY - APRIL 21: Robert Lewandowski (L) of Munich celebrate after his first goal during the Bundesliga match between Hannover 96 and FC Bayern Muenchen at HDI-Arena on April 21, 2018 in Hanover, Germany
(Photo by Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images)

It may not have mattered a whole lot, and it may have only been just three more points collected, but Bayern Munich convincingly defeated Hannover 96 3-0 and Robert Lewandowski broke yet another record en route to the victory.

Just six minutes after coming on as a substitute to replace Sandro Wagner, Lewandowski headed home Bayern’s second goal of the match off of a corner kick from Sebastian Rudy. The goal, although rather routine for the prolific number 9, sees that he is now the Bundesliga’s all time non-German leading goalscorer for one club with his 105th goal for Bayern Munich in league play. Lewandowski surpassed Claudio Pizzaro’s record just six days after going level with him. The goal was also Lewandowski’s 150th for Bayern across all competitions; a mark he’s reached in a total of just 190 appearances for the club.

Have a look at the goal, and more importantly, the special moment for Poland international - you can see how happy he was to reach the milestone:

Timely hot streak ahead of the Real Madrid clash

Lewandowski’s outing vs. Hannover was the third consecutive match in which he’s scored at least one goal. In the last three matches, he’s scored four goals; two against Bayer Leverkusen in the DFB Pokal, one against Borussia Monchengladbach last weekend, and his record-breaker vs. Hannover. In those three matches, he’s played a total of 133 minutes, meaning that his goals/90 minutes rate in that time span has been 2.71/90 minutes - exactly the type of form we want him in ahead of Bayern’s clash against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Although Bayern edged out Sevilla 2-1 on aggregate in the quarterfinals, the Spanish outfit made life quite difficult for Lewandowski. The Polish superstar spent most of his time with his back to goal and getting fouled. Since then, he’s been on a tear with those aforementioned four goals in three matches. His confidence has certainly been raised.