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Bayern Munich Alumni: Xavi praises FC Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski after brace against Real Valladolid

Robert Lewandowski is still scoring goals.

FC Barcelona v Real Valladolid CF - LaLiga Santander Photo by Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Former Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski notched his second brace in La Liga during his team’s 4-0 win over Real Valladolid and predictably all of Catalonia is marveling at what Bundesliga fans knew for years: The Poland international is pretty good.

Despite ample warning that Lewandowski would be able to score in any league on the planet, it still amazes some folks that Lewandowski is that good — including his coach, Xavi Hernandez (aka Xavi).

“It’s a blessing to have a player like Lewandowski in our ranks. He’s exceptional, spectacular, a natural leader,” said Xavi (as captured by Abendzeitung). “Lewandowski is a role model. He works hard for the team, but he also helps the coaching team. He makes the difference.”

Who would have thought? After years of beating up farmers, plumbers, and accountants that Lewandowski would have been able to go to La Liga and score goals...

Pretty amazing, right?

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