We are simply running out of superlatives to describe Robert Lewandowski. In Bayern Munich’s 4-0 win over VfB Stuttgat, the Polish ace scored Bundesliga goals number 33, 34, and 35 as he completed a perfect hat-trick (right foot, header, left foot). His first goal in the 17th minute took him clear second in the Bundesliga’s all-time scoring list ahead of Klaus Fischer, who he equaled on 268 goals with his goal in Bayern’s win over Werder Bremen last weekend. As it stands, after his hat-trick vs. Stuttgart, Lewandowski now has a total of 271 goals, which is 94 goals short of Gerd Müller’s record of 365 goals.
The goals vs. Stuttgart:
In addition to surpassing Klaus Fischer on the all-time scorers list in the Bundesliga, Lewandowski is now only five goals away from equaling Gerd Müller’s single season record of 40 goals. With eight Bundesliga matches left to play, it’s incredibly hard to imagine that he won’t score at least five more goals. As it stands, there have only been five league matches that Lewandowski has not scored in, and one of them was the 2-1 win at FC Köln at the end of October last year when he was rested ahead of the Champions League match against RB Salzburg.
To further illustrate the odds being in Lewandowski’s favor to break the 40-goal record, there’s only been one match thus far in the ruckrunde that he hasn’t scored in; the 1-0 win at Hertha Berlin where the pitch conditions weren’t aided at all by the heavy snow at the Olympiastadion. If you’re a betting person, you might want to stack your chips on Lewy breaking the record.