Bayern Munich Striker Robert Lewandowski has created another Bundesliga record after scoring twice against Bundesliga newcomers Arminia Bielefeld in their 4-1 win.
This means that Lewandowski, who joined the Bavarians from Borussia Dortmund has scored against all 18 current Bundesliga teams including his present employers during his stint with the BVB.
The 32-year-old Polish goal poacher has now scored 102 goals in his last 100 games for Bayern. His teammate, Thomas Muller scored either side of his double to make it 4-0. Ritsu Doan netted a consolation goal for Bielefeld.
Despite being down to ten men after Corentin Tolisso was dismissed in the 76th minute, Bayern finished the game comfortably.
The win takes them to second on the log, having suffered a heavy defeat by Hoffenheim in their last league game.
Bayern shares the same points with third-placed Borussia Dortmund, who snatched a late 1-0 win at Hoffenheim. In-form striker, Erling Haaland was a provider this time around to get the maximum point for the BVB.
The Norwegian, who was a second-half substitute alongside Marco Reus to produce the creativity the game had been lacking. The 20-year-old ran through on the break to set up Reus to score with a tap-in to secure Dortmund’s first away victory over Hoffenheim in eight years.
Lewnadowski on the ascendency again
After emerging the UEFA player of the year award courtesy of a successful 2019/20 that saw Bayern Munich win a treble, Lewandowski is not looking tired.
The Polish lad looks hungry for more. He has made that known on the pitch this season, hitting the ground running.
Lewandowski has scored seven goals in just four Bundesliga games of the 2020/21 season. He had scored in eight of his last nine league appearances as well.
With 40 goals scored last season, it looking like Lewandowski could score more than that barring any injury.
Bayern Munich to begin UEFA Champions League defense
Next on the defending champions’ schedule is a clash with Atletico Madrid in their opening Champions League group game on Wednesday.
After defeating Paris Saint-Germaine in last year’s final to complete their treble, Bayern won the UEFA Super Cup in extra time against Sevilla to begin their season on a good note.
They further went ahead to clinch the German Suuper Cup at the expense of closest local rivals, Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern is on a roll now. The tie against Athletico, who recently returned to winning ways against Celta Vigo in their last outing is expected to be a mouth-watering affair.
Other match facts
- Bielefeld record first loss in a competitive match on home soil since losing to Schalke in the DFB Cup second round on 20 October 2019.
- Bielefeld has now lost their last six meetings with Bayern, scoring just twice and conceding 12 times in the process.
- Lewandowski has seven goals to his name in just four Bundesliga games of the 2020/21 season and has scored in eight of his last nine league appearances.
- Bayern has now scored 71 Bundesliga goals across the 2020 calendar year.
- The record champions have only lost one of their last 44 Bundesliga matches against promoted clubs (W41, D2). Even that was on the final day of 2017/18 to VfB Stuttgart, with the title already sewn up.