Robert Lewandowski and goal scoring is just about as certain as death and taxes in life. The prolific #9 has a symbiotic relationship with the back of the net and just when you think he can’t get any better, he does. The Polish ace netted a hat-trick in Bayern Munich’s 5-0 routing of Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena, taking his tally in the Bundesliga to a league best 10 goals so far this season. With his last of three goals in the hat-trick, Lewandowski became the quickest player in the Bundesliga to reach the 10-goal mark, only taking 5 match weeks to do so.
Impressively, Lewandowski’s hat-trick was also what’s referred to as a “perfect hat-trick.” He scored the first goal with his left foot, the second goal with his head, and the third goal with his right foot. The nature of the hat-trick is fitting for the world’s best striker and he’s at a point in his career where he seems to be breaking scoring records for fun. It seems that every season, he breaks a new record. Of course, last season he broke the record for scoring goals in Bayern’s first 11 matches last season, a span during which he scored 16 goals.
Equally as good as the finish for Lewandowski’s third goal in the game and tenth of the season was Douglas Costa’s outside of the foot pass with his left foot to tee up the Polish striker. Bayern was in complete control of the match and this sequence was the proverbial icing on the cake for Lewandowski’s performance and just a great team sequence overall.
(Excuse SportCenter’s error in the tweet. *Five Bundesliga games)
Robert Lewandowski with the hat trick— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 24, 2020
He has 10 goals in four Bundesliga games pic.twitter.com/OC2AUmaR9i