Robert Lewandowski set a Bundesliga record in the 2-1 win over Freiburg.
It’s been an amazing start to the 2020/21 Bundesliga season from Robert Lewandowski. The Bayern Munich striker registered his 21st goal of the current campaign against Freiburg in the 2-1 victory for Die Roten.
Lewandowski’s goal against Freiburg set a Bundesliga record as Lewandowski became the first player in the league’s history to reach 21 goals at the halfway mark of the season. The previous record was held by Bayern legend Gerd Muller. He scored 20 goals by the halfway mark of the 1968/69 Bundesliga season.
Granted, the halfway point of the season will actually be reached on Wednesday against Augsburg but Lewandowski already set the record with his goal on Sunday. This means he can increase his record by even more if he finds the back of the net against Augsburg on Matchday 17. It’s certainly shaping up to be a special season from Lewandowski.
Goals, goals, and more goals
Lewandowski has been in spectacular form as of late in the Bundesliga as he has scored in every single one of his last six appearances in the German top flight. During this scoring streak, the Polish international has scored nine of his 21 Bundesliga goals. He’s failed to score in only three of his 15 Bundesliga appearances this season.
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With five multi-goal performances so far, he has already eclipsed his multi-goal performance total from the first half of the 2019/20 season when Lewandowski registered four multi-goal performances in the first 17 Bundesliga fixtures of last season’s campaign.
The Polish striker went on to score 34 goals last season, so a similar type of outlay should be expected this season. A few more multi-goal performances from Lewandowski this season will surely do the job to set the all-time Bundesliga record for most goals scored in a single season. He will need six more goals than last season to break that record.
On track for multiple career-best statistics
Lewandowski is on track to set multiple personal bests when it comes to key statistics. The first one is goals per 90 minutes played. He currently is averaging 1.49 goals per 90 minutes played which betters his 2017/18 average of 1.20 goals per 90 minutes player. This statistic shows how effective he has been during his appearances.
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With five assists registered so far, Lewandowski is on track to set a career-best in assists. His current best is eight assists which he recorded in the 2013/14 campaign. If he can double his current total in the second half of the season then Lewandowski could be looking at a career-best in both goals and assists. All-in-all, the 2020/21 season may be the best season yet from Lewandowski in terms of goal production.