Robert Lewandowski grabbed a brace in Bayern Munich’s comprehensive 6-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg to take his Bundesliga tally to 17 goals so far this season. Heading in to the Wolfsburg match, Lewandowski was level with Claudio Pizarro on 195 Bundesliga goals, but his brace took him to 197, making him the top all-time non-German goal scorer in the league. Additionally, he’s now scored in 8 consecutive matches against Wolfsburg, including the famous match where he came on as a sub and scored 5 goals in 9 minutes at the Allianz Arena.
Pizarro will still have the bragging rights over Lewandowski, though, for still holding the record as the oldest player in the league to score when he scored in stoppage time for Werder Bremen’s 1-1 draw against Hertha Berlin last month.
Lewandowski is now the Bundesliga's all-time top foreign goalscorer— Goal (@goal) March 9, 2019
1️⃣ Robert Lewandowski 197
2️⃣ Claudio Pizarro 195
3️⃣ Giovane Elber 133
4️⃣ Vedad Ibisevic 119
5️⃣ Ailton 106 pic.twitter.com/MnfX5YarZZ
Let’s have a look at the moment Lewandowski broke Pizzaro’s record:
LEWANDOWSKI!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) March 9, 2019
He now stands alone as the highest scoring foreign player in Bundesliga history with 196 goals, overtaking Claudio Pizarro pic.twitter.com/2KB2uNywXP
Records have been coming quite easily for Lewandowski as this isnt’t the first milestone he’s reached within the past 12 months. Last spring, he become the League’s all time non-German scorer for any single club, surpassing Pizzaro’s tally for when he was a Bayern player. Additionally, Lewandowski also became only the 7th player to reach 50 goals in the Champions League when he scored twice in Bayern’s 5-1 win over Benfica in the group stages back in November. He reached 50 Champions League goals quicker than Thierry Henry, as it only took Lewandowski 77 matches to hit the milestone. He’s also currently 7th on the all-time scorers list in the Champions League behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Raúl González, Karim Benzema and Ruud van Nistelrooy. Lewandowski still has plenty of time left to close the gap on van Nistelrooy, though, as the Dutchman’s tally is only 56 and Lewandowski’s is 53.
Hopefully for Bayern, Lewandowski can get closer to van Nistelrooy in the second leg against Liverpool.