Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski wrote history in the 17th minute of the match of the year against table-leader Borussia Dortmund. The Pole scored a spectacular goal to give Bayern a 2:0 lead — incidentally his 200th Bundesliga goal overall. Lewandowski is just the fifth player ever to score 200 goals.
Lewandowski pressed left center-back Dan-Axel Zagadou and intercepted a far too casual lateral pass. Lewandowski surged forward and lofted the ball into the air and out of the reach of keeper Roman Bürki. Then, with Zagadou closing to his right, Lewy managed to scissor-kick the ball in the air on target. TORRRRR!
LEWANDOWSKI!!!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 6, 2019
He scores his 200th Bundesliga goal after a massive defensive blunder by Dortmund and puts Bayern up 2-0 pic.twitter.com/vrduggPTPz
Lewandowski joins elite company in the Bundesliga. Only recently he passed Claudio Pizarro (195 goals) to become the all-time highest-scoring foreign player in Bundesliga history. His goal today makes him just the fifth player in Bundesliga history to crack the magical number of 200. Lewandowski follows only four players: Manfred Burgsmüller (213), Jupp Heynckes himself (220), Klaus Fischer (268), and the impossibly great Gerd Müller (365). Only Gerd reached 200 goals in fewer games than Lewandowski.
284 - Robert #Lewandowski has scored his 200th #Bundesliga goal in his 284th appearance in the competition - only Gerd #Müller has reached that milestone in fewer appearances (234). Lewangoalski. #FCBBVB @FCBayernEN pic.twitter.com/hdx6zNEens— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) April 6, 2019
It is a major milestone for Lewandowski, and he is far from done. He has recently said he can imagine ending his career at Bayern Munich. If he does, he could potentially surpass his famed predecessors — all except Gerd Müller.
It is also Lewandowski’s 185th goal for Bayern. On the list of Bayern Munich’s goal-scorers, Lewandowski also has already passed Thomas Müller (184). He trails Rainer Ohlhauser (215), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (218) and, of course, Gerd Müller — with an untouchable 564 goals for his club in all competitions.