Robert Lewandowski: MD19 man of the day moves to 300 Bundesliga goals after another memorable hat-trick

Arise Sir Robert Lewandowski: The Polish superstar striker is back on the Bundesliga honors list after a hat-trick in Bayern Munich’s 4-0 win over Cologne took the 33-year-old to 300 first-team goals German division.

Only the second player to reach that milestone after Gerd Müller against Hertha Berlin in 1976, Lewandowski continues to make inroads on the German legend’s record 365 goals in the Bundesliga. The prolific Pole is purring into 2021/22 having amassed just one less goal this season compared to the same stage last year. With 23 strikes to his name, Lewy has a clear lead at the top of the scoring charts. The exploits of the formidable striker after 19 days are enough to take your breath away.

Look: Lewandowski and Bayern put Cologne to the wire

Indeed, hosts Cologne were blown away by Bayern great and the 2021 FIFA Men’s Best Player nominee, kicking off his feat after just nine minutes on Saturday. Recovering another Thomas Müller thanks to the ball, Lewandowski then hid his team’s opener.

A stylish second-half finish took Bayern 3-0 up, while another hat-trick in a memorable Bundesliga career was sealed with the 33-year-old finishing on Leroy Sane’s key assist at the 74th minute. In the end, the Billy Goats were understandably fed up with the sight of the man who scored 18 goals in 17 Bundesliga appearances against them.

“For me, it’s something special,” Lewandowski said. after Bayern’s 15th Premier League victory this season. “Before the game, I don’t think about records or how many goals I have already scored or how many goals I have to score.

Look: Lewandowski reacts to his milestone

“I do my job – I do my best,” continued the striker. “[300] is a nice number. It is sure that it is a very beautiful number. I didn’t expect to score so many goals in the Bundesliga if you asked me ten or more years ago. Now I’m here with 300 goals, and that means a lot.”

Manuel Neuer, meanwhile, heaped praise on his ‘machine-in-the-box’ team-mate, when speaking to Bayern’s official website. “We are happy and grateful that he is playing for us,” said the club captain. “He holds the ball superbly and the way he finishes is special.”

Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann added that one of Lewandowski’s ‘great qualities’ is that ‘he wants, and can, launch a lot of attacks and then sprint into the box waiting for a cross or a rebound’ . Outside of goals, he worked hard against Cologne. and was often in very good positions.”

The former Borussia Dortmund striker has already finished as the Bundesliga’s top scorer six times since arriving in Germany from Lech Poznan in 2010.

For now, though, it’s time to sit back and savor another magical moment from the world’s best striker: Mr. 300 Bundesliga goals, bow yours.

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