At Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski did it again by becoming the first player to score in the opening nine games of the Bundesliga campaign.
During Bayern Munich’s 2-1 victory over Union Berlin at the Allianz Arena on Saturday, Lewandowski added the feat to his ever-growing list of Bundesliga records.
Instead, it was Benjamin Pavard who, after 13 minutes, put Niko Kovac ‘s side in front by volleying the ball into the back of the Berlin net. However, the visitors didn’t make things easy and fought hard for an equalizer.
Fortunately, though, Manuel Neuer was able to keep Bayern ahead by saving a penalty just three minutes after Pavard’s opener.
Despite Berlin continuing to pressure the reigning Bundesliga champions, not much more happened in an otherwise dull opening 45 minutes.
Just eight minutes into the second half, however, Lewandowski struck to set his new record. He curled the ball home from the edge of the area to put Bayern firmly in control of the match.
So, the Bundesliga website has confirmed that he’s beaten former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s record of scoring in all eight of the opening games on the 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign.
But Berlin gave Bayern one last scare when Sebastian Polter pulled one back by scoring an 86th-minute penalty to set-up a nervous ending.
Despite the newly-promoted Bundesliga outfit pushing hard for a late upset, all three points ultimately went Bayern’s way.
The Bavarians have now returned to first place in the league standings on 18 points from nine games. Completing the top-three are SC Freiburg, who beat RB Leipzig 2-1, and Borussia Dortmund.
The latter, in fact, could only scrape a goalless draw in their derby away to Schalke 04 on Saturday afternoon.
— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) October 24, 2020
Robert Lewandowski has now scored in 13 straight games for Bayern Munich in all competitions.
19 goals and counting for the 31-year old. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/C0iBf9d6qc
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 26, 2019
He’s unbelievable, isn’t he?