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Relive Robert Lewandowski’s jaw-dropping rabona assist vs Schalke

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The best player in the world just made the assist of the season in the Bundesliga opener itself.

FC Bayern München v FC Schalke 04 - Bundesliga for DFL
This really happened, live, in a league game.
Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images

Did I just see what I thought I saw?, I thought to myself while watching today’s game. Bayern Munich was already up 5-0 over Schalke 04, when something incredible happened in the 69th minute.

Corentin Tolisso picked out Robert Lewandowski with a pass across Schalke’s defensive line, putting the striker on the ball just past the goal post but with two defenders standing between himself and goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann. Lewandowski controlled the ball, but ended up with his back to the goal line as the defenders closed in.

As Lewy turned around and found himself confronted by Özan Kabak, he put his weight down on his left leg but on the right side of the ball. So he struck it with his right leg from behind his left — a rabona.

And how he hit the ball! He fired a powerful pass back to the edge of the box for Thomas Müller to fire past Fährmann and across the line.

A rabona assist! That really happened.