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Bayern Munich thrashed Red Bull Salzburg to maintain their 100% record in the Champions League
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Bayern Munich thrashed Red Bull Salzburg to maintain their 100% record in the Champions League

Mergim Berisha put the hosts ahead but Robert Lewandowski's penalty made it 1-1 and an own goal from home defender Rasmus Kristensen put Bayern ahead. Salzburg substitute Masaya Okugawa equalised before Jerome Boateng headed in Bayern's third from a corner. Leroy Sane curled in a fourth goal, Lewandowski headed a fifth and Lucas Hernandez added a sixth in injury time. European champions Bayern have won all three of their Champions League matches this season and are five points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid, who drew 1-1 away at Lokomotiv Moscow in the other Group A match. If Bayern win the return against Red Bull Salzburg on 25 November they will qualify for the last 16 with two games to spare. Bayern trailed early on in the match played behind closed doors but ...
Bayern Munich 5-0 Eintracht Frankfurt: Lewandowski hat-trick and Sane stunner clinch resounding Bundesliga win
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Bayern Munich 5-0 Eintracht Frankfurt: Lewandowski hat-trick and Sane stunner clinch resounding Bundesliga win

Robert Lewandowski produced another masterful goalscoring performance as Bayern ran riot against a previously in-form Eintracht Frankfurt. Robert Lewandowski hit a hat-trick before Leroy Sane struck the goal of the game as Bayern Munich thumped Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 in the Bundesliga. In the latest instalment of his one-sided battle with defenders in the German top flight, it was a familiar story as Lewandowski came out on top, taking his haul to a startling 10 goals in five matches this season. That is a Bundesliga record for this stage of the season, and last season's haul of 34 goals must already be in his sights after a perfect hat-trick.
Messi And Ronaldo Omitted From UEFA Men’s POTY Nominations
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Messi And Ronaldo Omitted From UEFA Men’s POTY Nominations

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been omitted from the nominations for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year awards. For the first time in 10 years, the two greatest players of the modern game do not appear on the shortlist for the awards, for which Kevin De Bruyne and Robert Lewandowski are considered favourites to win. Despite their confirmed places in the pantheon of the greats, few could argue with the decision not to nominate Messi and Ronaldo after the 2019/20 season. While Ronaldo did help Juventus to win yet another Serie A title, both Juve and Barcelona were eliminated from the Champions League before the latter stages. While both Ronaldo and Messi bagged a rather disappointing three goals apiece in eight Champions League matches, Lewandowski scored 15 on his way t...
Neuer Would Have Deserved Ballon D’or Over Lewandowski – Joachim Low
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Neuer Would Have Deserved Ballon D’or Over Lewandowski – Joachim Low

There will be a Ballon d’Or winner this year, but Joachim Low would have voted for Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer. Joachim Low believes Manuel Neuer’s Champions League final performance shows he would have deserved the 2020 Ballon d’Or ahead of Bayern Munich team-mate Robert Lewandowski. France Football announced it would not present its annual award for the world’s best player this year due to the coronavirus pandemic which halted some domestic competitions in 2019-20, including Ligue 1. The decision has prompted suggestions Lewandowski has been harshly treated, having appeared the standout candidate to succeed Lionel Messi after his 55 goals fired Bayern to a stunning treble. The striker, who was named Germany’s Footballer of the Year, last week agreed he deserved the...
Lewandowski Wins German Player Of The Year Award
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Lewandowski Wins German Player Of The Year Award

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was voted Germany’s Footballer of the Year on Sunday. The 31-year-old Pole was the runaway winner of the title awarded by the football magazine Kicker, following a vote by journalists. Lewandowski received 276 votes, well ahead of two other members of Bayern’s triple-winning squad: Thomas Muller (54 votes) and Joshua Kimmich (49). “I’m very proud,” Lewandowski told Kicker. “Expectations are getting higher and higher and every year I try to surpass them.” The striker amassed 55 goals for Bayern, finishing top scorer in every club competition in which he played. He hit 34 in the Bundesliga, 15 in the Champions League and six in the German Cup, as Bayern won all three. He is a favourite for the world Player of the Year prize. FIFA h...
Lewandowski Should Start A Petition Over Ballon D’or Cancellation – Ferdinand
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Lewandowski Should Start A Petition Over Ballon D’or Cancellation – Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand believes Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski should start up a petition to ensure the Ballon d’Or is awarded this season. France Football announced last month that they wouldn’t be handing out the award this year due to the “lack of sufficient fair conditions” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Ballon d’Or had previously been awarded every year since it was first founded in 1956 with Lionel Messi taking home the honour for a record sixth time in 2019
Robin van Persie Names Three-man Final Shortlist to Win Ballon d’ Or 2020 award
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Robin van Persie Names Three-man Final Shortlist to Win Ballon d’ Or 2020 award

A former Manchester United and Arsenal striker, Robin van Persie, has named three players that he feels should make the three-man final shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or award. BT Sport on Wednesday night asked their Twitter followers to name their three nominees for the 2020 Ballon d’ Or, and Van Persie got in on the act by submitting three names. Van Persie snubbed Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and instead went for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Liverpool’s Sadio Mane – in that order. He tweeted: “@lewy_official, @DeBruyneKev@Sadio Mane.” Lewandowski has been in great form for Bayern this season. The Polish striker has scored 52 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions, helping Bayern ...
Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski Breaks Aubameyang’s Bundesliga Record
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Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski Breaks Aubameyang’s Bundesliga Record

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski on Saturday broke the record previously held by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the most goals scored by a foreigner in a Bundesliga season. Lewandowski scored twice in the first half against Freiburg to give him 33 league goals in 30 matches this season, having netted a total of 48 times in 41 games in all competitions. The Poland striker's tally beats the previous record of 31 goals set by Gabon striker Aubameyang in 2016/17 for Borussia Dortmund before he moved to present club Arsenal the following season. With the Bundesliga season due to end next Saturday, Lewandowski is well short of Gerd Mueller's remarkable all-time record for the most goals in a German league season when he scored 40 in 1971/72. Bayern are already confirmed as Bundesliga ...
‘I haven’t hit my peak yet’ – Bayern’s Lewandowski targets playing career well beyond 35 years old
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‘I haven’t hit my peak yet’ – Bayern’s Lewandowski targets playing career well beyond 35 years old

Robert Lewandowski says the Ballon d'Or is not his focus but that "anything is possible" when it comes to winning the award, while insisting that his best years are still ahead of him. The Bayern Munich striker has never been in the top three for football's most prestigious individual prize, his best record coming when he finished fourth in the standings in 2015. The 31-year-old is likely to be in the running for the 2020 prize, though, having scored 45 goals in all competitions to put Bayern on the brink of another Bundesliga title. Should Hansi Flick's side also win the DFB-Pokal and Champions League this term, Lewandowski would be a strong candidate to become just the second player other than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award since 2007. "I was at the a...
Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Monchengladbach: Goretzka winner brings title closer
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Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Monchengladbach: Goretzka winner brings title closer

Bayern Munich are again seven points clear in the Bundesliga title race after a 2-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach. Leon Goretzka scored a late winner as Bayern Munich restored their seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a 2-1 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach. Without the suspended Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller, Bayern were well below par but were gifted the opener shortly after the visitors had been denied by a VAR decision. Joshua Zirkzee broke the deadlock in the 26th minute as Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer's ill-advised pass went straight to the feet of Lewandowski's replacement.
Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Bayern Munich: Lewandowski and Muller reach milestones in resounding win
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Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Bayern Munich: Lewandowski and Muller reach milestones in resounding win

Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller helped make the difference again as Bayern Munich crushed Bayer Leverkusen. Bayern Munich's ominous charge towards an eighth successive Bundesliga title continued with a crushing 4-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen, as Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller reached impressive personal milestones. Hansi Flick's side - wearing 'Black Lives Matter' armbands - looked rusty during the opening exchanges on Saturday yet rallied to overpower their hosts and go 10 points clear of Borussia Dortmund at the summit. It all began so well for Leverkusen, who opened the scoring early on through Lucas Alario, but they capitulated and conceded three goals in less than 20 minutes – Kingsley Coman, Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry all punishing the hosts.
RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann: Losing Werner like Lewandowski leaving Bayern Munich
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RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann: Losing Werner like Lewandowski leaving Bayern Munich

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has compared losing Timo Werner to Robert Lewandowski leaving Bayern Munich. The Germany striker has been linked with Liverpool, Bayern and Manchester United amid reports he has a £52m release clause. "Of course you have conversations from time to time, but I have not spoken to him about that in the recent past," Nagelsmann told a news conference ahead of Leipzig's clash with Cologne. "I think he now has 34 goals and assists [this season]. I think you have to mention that I would like to keep him. That is an extraordinary quality. "If he leaves for the next season there would be a big gap. It's like if Robert Lewandowski leaves Bayern Munich. Nobody shouts 'Hurray!' there either, I think. They're clearly weakened then, and it's the same with us...
Lewandowski Scores Against Every Current Bundesliga Club Hitting Personal Best
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Lewandowski Scores Against Every Current Bundesliga Club Hitting Personal Best

With his goal against Dusseldorf, Robert Lewandowski has now in fact scored against every single current Bundesliga club. Robert Lewandowski was back among the goals for Bayern Munich in their meeting with Fortuna Dusseldorf and has now netted against all of the teams that make up the 2019-20 Bundesliga table. The Bayern killer has now scored 43 goals across all competitions for Bayern Munich this season. He's now equalled his best personal best.  
Bayern Munich 5-0 Fortuna Dusseldorf: Champions move 10 points clear
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Bayern Munich 5-0 Fortuna Dusseldorf: Champions move 10 points clear

Robert Lewandowski scored two as Bayern Munich made it eight straight Bundesliga wins and 14 in their last 15 by beating Fortuna Dusseldorf. Bayern Munich faced little resistance as they stormed to a 5-0 victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf to go 10 points clear at the Bundesliga summit. A 1-0 win against Borussia Dortmund – who play their game in hand against Paderborn on Sunday – last Tuesday gave Bayern a seven-point cushion at the top and they took another step towards an eighth straight title at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. Mathias Jorgensen bundled a shot from Benjamin Pavard into his own goal in the 15th minute and the World Cup-winning right-back headed home a Joshua Kimmich corner before the half-hour mark.
Union Berlin 0-2 Bayern Munich: Lewandowski hits 40-goals mark as champions cruise
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Union Berlin 0-2 Bayern Munich: Lewandowski hits 40-goals mark as champions cruise

Robert Lewandowski and Benjamin Pavard got the goals as Bayern Munich beat Union Berlin 2-0 in their first game since the coronavirus pause. Bayern Munich recommenced their Bundesliga title defence with a 2-0 win at Union Berlin, with Robert Lewandowski reaching the 40-goal mark for a fifth successive season on his return from a knee injury. Hansi Flick's men had been put under a little pressure by Borussia Dortmund's 4-0 thrashing of Schalke on Saturday to go within a point of the pacesetters, but Bayern picked up where they left off before the coronavirus pause – Lewandowski and Benjamin Pavard securing the points. Although Bayern were guilty of a somewhat slow start, once they found their groove the champions played some fine football and were deserving of the lead when Lewando...
Timo Werner Inside Top 5 in the World-Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski
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Timo Werner Inside Top 5 in the World-Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski says Timo Werner is among the world's best goalscorers. The RB Leipzig forward is a target for Liverpool and Barcelona. Lewandoski was asked by an international panel who he thought were the top five strikers in the world at the moment. “A difficult question," said Lewandowski, quoted by the Daily Star. “If we talk about the nine (classic centre forward), I would say: Karim Benzema, Timo Werner, Luis Suarez, Sergio Agüero and Kylian Mbappé."
‘Sane could certainly help Bayern’ – Lewandowski weighs in on potential move for Manchester City star
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‘Sane could certainly help Bayern’ – Lewandowski weighs in on potential move for Manchester City star

The Polish forward believes the German winger could be a key player for the club, having already featured against him a number of times Robert Lewandowski weighed in on the reports linking Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich, saying that the German winger is a player that could help the club "find new solutions". The Manchester City man has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern since last season, with the attacker made a priority by the Bavarian side in the summer. However, Sane suffered a serious knee injury in the Community Shield in August, derailing any hopes of a move while all but ending his season with City.
Lewandowski, Mertens Named in UEFA Champions League Team Ahead of Messi, Ronaldo
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Lewandowski, Mertens Named in UEFA Champions League Team Ahead of Messi, Ronaldo

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, and Napoli’s Dries Mertens have been included in the UEFA Champions League team of this week. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post on its official website on Thursday. Lewandowski and Mertens were included in the team after their impressive performance for Bayern and Napoli, respectively. Lewandowski scored a goal in Bayern’s 3-0 win over Chelsea, while Mertens scored a goal in Napoli’s 1-1 draw against Barcelona. Both Lewandowski and Mertens made the list, alongside Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry. Below is UEFA Champions League team after round of 16 first-leg fixtures: Forwards: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern), Dries Mertens (Napoli) Midfielders: Isco (Real Madrid), Kevin De B...
Bayern Munich Star, Robert Lewandowski Injured, Might Miss Chelsea UCL 2nd Leg Game
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Bayern Munich Star, Robert Lewandowski Injured, Might Miss Chelsea UCL 2nd Leg Game

Chelsea have been give a huge boost ahead of their Champions League last 16 2nd Leg match against Bayern Munich after Striker Robert Lewandowski was confirmed injured. The Poland international has suffered a fracture of the tibia at the left knee joint, meaning he might miss the 2nd leg next month. The 31-year-old scored during the 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, with Serge Gnabry also getting a brace. Lewandowski is now set to miss four-week of football sidelines and could miss the second leg next month at the Allianz Arena. Chelsea will surely be excited by the news, with Lewandowski having caused the Blues defence various problems in midweek. The Bayern Striker has one of the best goalscoring records in Europe and has scored over 400 goals during his stun...
Robert Lewandowski Ruled Out Of UCL Return Leg Against Chelsea
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Robert Lewandowski Ruled Out Of UCL Return Leg Against Chelsea

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski will miss the second leg of their Champions League tie against Chelsea after being ruled out for four weeks with a leg injury. The Poland international assisted two Serge Gnabry goals and scored a third as Bayern won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg on Tuesday. Bayern said he fractured his tibia near his left knee joint during the game. The 31-year-old is likely to miss at least six matches. Bayern - who are one point above RB Leipzig at the top of the Bundesliga - play four league games, a German Cup quarter-final tie with Schalke and the second leg against Chelsea on 18 March in the next four weeks. Lewandowski has scored 39 goals in just 33 games for Bayern this season.
19-Year-Old ​Alphonso Davies Ran The Show At Stamford Bridge, Produces Unreal Assist
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19-Year-Old ​Alphonso Davies Ran The Show At Stamford Bridge, Produces Unreal Assist

Alphonso Davies showed off his blistering speed as he brilliantly set up Bayern Munich's third goal in a stunning individual performance. Davies, 19, starred for the German champions as they smashed Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge to record a huge advantage ahead of their Champions League second leg. The Canadian sensation didn't put a foot wrong at left-back as he displayed his insane pace while creating his side's third goal in superb style. He went on a mazy run before squaring the ball to Robert Lewandowski who slotted home. Davies' performance was the talk of Bayern Munich's superb victory on Tuesday night. One wrote: "This Alphonso Davies kid is something else! There's literally no one in Chelsea's team who can keep up with Davies! What a speedster!" A second twe...
Arsene Wenger Praises Gnabry After Bayern Munich Defeated Chelsea
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Arsene Wenger Praises Gnabry After Bayern Munich Defeated Chelsea

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has praised Bayern Munich midfielder, Serge Gnabry, following the 24-year-old’s impressive display in the Bavarians’ UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg 3-0 win over Chelsea on Tuesday night. Bayern Munich defeated Frank Lampard’s men at Stamford Bridge, thanks to two goals from Serge Gnabry and a strike from Robert Lewandowski. Wenger, who coached Gnabry during their time at Arsenal before he loaned the Germany international to West Brom, told beIN Sports after the match: “Serge Gnabry has no real limitations,” Wenger told beIN Sports. “He has pace, power, technical ability, and he is brilliant. “I loaned him to West Brom, and it did not work out at all. In fairness, I think we had an agreement with him, and Bayern stole him a...
Lampard Reveals Why Chelsea Lost 3-0 to Bayern Munich
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Lampard Reveals Why Chelsea Lost 3-0 to Bayern Munich

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has admitted that most of his players don’t have experience of playing in the Champions League, following their 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Serge Gnabry scored twice, while Robert Lewandowski also got on the scoresheet, as the Bundesliga champions put up a show at Stamford Bridge. The victory sealed Bayern’s place in the last-8 of the Champions League. Lampard told BT Sport: “They need to understand the levels that the Champions League is when they get to the knockout stage. “A lot of the players there today either haven’t played it, played maybe the Europa League, which is a big difference, or played it a few years ago [but] certainly not at Chelsea to a point where we got to a success of semi-final, final, win it kind of times. ...
Ronaldo, Rashford, Traore & More Footballers’ Amazing Body Transformations
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Ronaldo, Rashford, Traore & More Footballers’ Amazing Body Transformations

Some footballers have developed from just their ordinary physical frame to a more body-built stature over the years. Footballers do more work in the gym, sculpting their perfect bodies and lifting heavy weights to gain extra muscle. CRISTIANO RONALDO Ronaldo was bullied as a youngster that he was too skinny to make it as a footballer but his fitness regime and eating habits have seen him turn to a superhero's Adama Traore Traore sent social media into a arguement surprise recently when he flexed his biceps after starring for Wolves. Adam is now a unit who has attracted interest from NFL teams. Adebayo Akinfenwa Akinfenwa had a smaller frame during his younger days but a high-calorie diet helped turn him increase his weight. Akinfenwa can bench press 180kg a...
Lewandowski Voted Poland’s Footballer Of The Year For The 8th Time
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Lewandowski Voted Poland’s Footballer Of The Year For The 8th Time

What a run! Robert Lewandowski has been voted Poland’s Footballer of the Year for the eighth time. The FC Bayern forward once again came out on top in the poll run by renowned football magazine “Pilka Nozna” in his homeland. Lewandowski is in record-breaking form this season. His has finished 22 goals from 20 league games and he has scored his 150th Bundesliga goal for Bayern in the Bundesliga game against Mainz.
UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo
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UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo

REVEALED: UEFA changed the formation of their team of the year at the last minute to squeeze Cristiano Ronaldo in after Lionel Messi, Sadio Mane and Robert Lewandowski won more votes than him - with N'Golo Kante the unlucky man to dropped. Cristiano Ronaldo was voted into the UEFA supporters' team of the year for 2019 But the Portuguese forward got less votes than Messi, Mane and Lewandowski UEFA used a 4-2-4 formation to keep Ronaldo in and dropped N'Golo Kante UEFA sensationally changed the formation of their fans' team of the year to accommodate Cristiano Ronaldo, Sportsmail can reveal. On Wednesday, European football's governing body named the XI, which is voted for by supporters. However, the formation picked was a rarely-used 4-2-4, which led to many puzzled queries. ...
Bayern Munich’s Squad is not Big Enough – Kimmich
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Bayern Munich’s Squad is not Big Enough – Kimmich

The German is worried about a lack of senior players currently available to the reigning Bundesliga champions Joshua Kimmich says Bayern Munich must dip into the transfer market after losing a string of key players to injury. Bayern suffered another blow when Serge Gnabry sustained an Achilles injury during the mid-season training camp in Doha last weekend. Gnabry joined the likes of prolific striker Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman on a lengthy list of absentees. Bayern head coach Hansi Flick has made it clear he wants to add to his depleted squad and defender Kimmich believes it is vital they bring in some new faces this month. "At the training camp in Doha you can see that we've actually only got 12 or 13 professional players in the squad and the rest are youth...
Robert Lewandowski Claims Fastest 4-Goal Haul In Champions League History
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Robert Lewandowski Claims Fastest 4-Goal Haul In Champions League History

Robert Lewandowski claimed the fastest four-goal haul in Champions League history and becomes just the second player to score four goals in a Champions League game twice. The Polish striker netted four goals in 14 minutes for Bayern Munich against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Tuesday night. It's his second four-goal haul in Europe's elite club competition following his heroics for Borussia Dortmund versus Real Madrid back in 2013. What's more, Lewandowski and Lionel Messi are the only two players in history to score four goals in a Champions League fixture twice. Lewandowski's enjoying an ultra-prolific campaign this season. He now has 27 goals from just 20 games. He has 16 Bundesliga goals to his name as well as 10 goals in the Champions League not to mention o...
Lewandowski Tops 2019 Goalscorers’ Lead With 33 Goals, Messi Is 2nd, CR7 Is 16th
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Lewandowski Tops 2019 Goalscorers’ Lead With 33 Goals, Messi Is 2nd, CR7 Is 16th

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is topping the 2019 goalscorers' chart in Europe leading the duo of Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is topping the 2019 goalscorers' chart in Europe leading the duo of Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo. The 31-year-old Poland international is however leading Barcelona star Lionel Messi with two goals as the Argentine footballer currently has 31. Lionel Messi's Argentine teammate Sergio Aguero occupies third position on the table scoring 26 goals so far this year, while Karim Benzema is placed fourth with 25 goals. Football fans will be wondering the position Cristiano Ronaldo occupies based on his superb performances for club and cou...
Bayern Munich Plotting Bid To Sign Man City Star Sane
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Bayern Munich Plotting Bid To Sign Man City Star Sane

Bayern Munich president, Uli Hoeness, has confirmed the club is working on a deal for Manchester City’s Leroy Sane. Sane is the club’s number one choice, to replace outgoing veteran duo Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, after Callum Hudson-Odoi’s Achilles injury. The 23-year-old, who joined City from Schalke for £37million in 2016, made 47 appearances for City in 2018-19, scoring 16 goals. But only 30 of those games were starts and Sane only completed the full 90 minutes on 16 occasions. Now, after star striker Robert Lewandowski declared that Sane is “a player who can immediately take us higher, who improves the team”, Hoeness confirmed that they are pushing to land Sane. “We are dealing with this player,” Hoeness told Suddeutsche Zeitung.
Lewandowski Slams Bayern Munich Tactics After 3-1 Loss to Liverpool
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Lewandowski Slams Bayern Munich Tactics After 3-1 Loss to Liverpool

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, has criticised Niko Kovac’s tactics, after they were sent crashing out of the Champions League at the hands of Liverpool on Wednesday evening. Lewandowski feels their approach in the 3-1 defeat was negative. The reigning Bundesliga champions also struggled to score at Anfield in the first leg. “Of course, we knew it would be a tough game. “But in both games I think we played too defensive. We didn’t try to push forward to create situations – in the first game and today. “We didn’t risk much, we were playing at home it was our game but that’s why I think Liverpool beat us. We were playing too deep, we didn’t take risks, I don’t know why. “We tried to push Liverpool but offensively sometimes it was two against four players and ...
Champions League Highest Goal Scorers [See top 20]
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Champions League Highest Goal Scorers [See top 20]

Following the conclusion of the Champions League round of 16 second-leg ties on Wednesday night, where Liverpool defeated Bayern Munich 3-1 and Barcelona won against Lyon 5-1, below are the current highest goal scorers, chasing the Golden Boot in the Europe top-flight league: Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski failed to score in his side’s defeat to Liverpool. The Polish international is currently having eight goals. Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, is now up to four goals in the Champions League, following his hat-trick against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night. Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi scored a brace in his side’s win over Lyon. The Argentine international is now on top of the goal chart with eight goals. UEFA Champions League leading scorers after Wedn...
Top 10 Highest Goal Scorers in Champions League This Season
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Top 10 Highest Goal Scorers in Champions League This Season

Ahead of the conclusion of the Champions League round of 16 second-leg ties next week Tuesday and Wednesday, where Manchester City will tackle Schalke 04, Juventus will clash with Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich will face Liverpool and Barcelona will tackle Lyon, below are the current highest goal scorers, chasing the Golden Boot in the Europe top-flight league: Tottenham’s Harry Kane scored the only goal in his side’s 1-0 victory over Dortmund on Tuesday night to move eight positions on the goal chart with 5 goals. See top-ten of Champions League highest goal scorers below: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – 8 goals Dusan Tadic (Ajax) – 6 goals Moussa Marega (FC Porto) – 6 goals Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 6 goals Edin Dzeko (Roma) – 5 goals Neymar (PSG) – 5 go...
Bayern Munich  Joined Dortmund At Top
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Bayern Munich Joined Dortmund At Top

Champions Bayern Munich demolished hosts Borussia Moenchengladbach 5-1 to join leaders Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga and reignite the title race on Saturday. Rejuvenated Bayern Munich, who have now won 11 of their last 12 league games, scored twice in the opening 11 minutes through Javi Martinez and Thomas Mueller. Two second half Robert Lewandowski goals then ensured the most straightforward of wins. Moenchengladbach lost their third straight league home game by at least three goals for the first time in their club history. Bayern Munich, who were seven points off the top a few weeks ago, are now level on 54 with Borussia Dortmund, who lost 2-1 to Augsburg on Friday. Borussia Moenchengladbach have now dropped to fourth on 43. “I am very satisfied with our ...
Madrid To Sign Pulisic As They Wait For Neymar
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Madrid To Sign Pulisic As They Wait For Neymar

Real Madrid is interested in securing the signature of Pulisic, an American winger as they also wait on Neymar Jr. Real Madrid are ready to turn their attentions to Christian Pulisic as they play the waiting game over signing Neymar, Don Balon reports. The Blues are apparently put off by Chelsea's €200 million asking price for Eden Hazard, and are willing to wait and go for Neymar in 2019. Madrid will therefore move for the cheaper option this summer in €70m Pulisic, who has apparently already indicated he would be happy to move to the Bernabeu. Robert Lewandowski has been new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri's top option all summer reports the Daily Star, even over Sarri's former player Gonzalo Higuain. However, Bayern Munich remain unwilling to sell their star striker in t...
Sarri’s Top Target For Chelsea Revealed
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Sarri’s Top Target For Chelsea Revealed

New Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri, has made Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski his top target this summer. The Daily Star, UK, claims that the Italian even places Lewandowski above his former striker at Napoli, Gonzalo Higuain. However, Bayern Munich remain unwilling to sell their star striker in the face of interest from the Blues and Real Madrid. Chelsea have only nine days left to convince Bayern to sell before the Premier League transfer window closes.
Lewandowski: I Used Ice Hockey Trick To Score Against Leverkusen
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Lewandowski: I Used Ice Hockey Trick To Score Against Leverkusen

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has explained that his goal against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday owes much to watching ice hockey players. The Poland international scored his 37th of the season with a deft touch to deflect a shot from Javi Martinez beyond Bernd Leno and into the net. His effort arrived just three minutes into the DFB Pokal semi-final, which Bayern claimed by a 6-2 margin, with the poacher adding another shortly afterwards following a Franck Ribery cross. “I know this trick from the scorers in ice hockey,” the 29-year-old admitted to Bild. “I’ve done it three or four times, getting a slight deflection to score. You need good timing, a good attitude and a good position. “It makes it much more difficult for the opponents and especially the goalkeeper, a sl...
Bayern Munich Through To Champions League Semifinals After Goalless Draw Against Sevilla
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Bayern Munich Through To Champions League Semifinals After Goalless Draw Against Sevilla

Bayern Munich returned to the semifinals of the Champions League for the seventh time in nine seasons, advancing 2-1 on aggregate after a goalless draw at the Allianz Arena. Sevilla returned to the quarterfinals of the competition for the first time in 60 years after knocking out Manchester United with a round-of-16 victory at Old Trafford, but their luck ran out against the recently crowned Bundesliga champions. Still, much of the first 30 minutes belonged to Sevilla, who had three solid chances within a five-minute span — including a shot by Pablo Sarabia in the 15th minute that deflected off of Jerome Boateng’s arm and, a minute later, one from Joaquin Correa that was grabbed by Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich. Bayern’s best chance of the first half came in the 38th minute, when...
Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane Confirms Interest From Manchester United
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Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane Confirms Interest From Manchester United

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane admitted Manchester United were, at one point, interested in his services. The France international arrived at Santiago Bernabeu in 2011, when current United boss Jose Mourinho was still in charge of the Liga giants. Varane has been linked with a potential switch to United ever since Mourinho took over at Old Trafford, and the 24-year-old confirmed there had been interest from the Premier League club. Asked on El Larguero if he had been called by Mourinho to go to United, Varane said: “No, not directly. “There were contacts, but not directly.” Varane also had praise for a United star in Romelu Lukaku, lauding the Belgium striker for how difficult he made life for opponents. While he pointed to the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Didier D...
Arsenal Sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang From Dortmund For Club Record Fee
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Arsenal Sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang From Dortmund For Club Record Fee

Having come through the ranks at AC Milan, Aubameyang impressed at St. Etienne before making his name at Dortmund. Arriving in 2013, the striker initially played second fiddle to Robert Lewandowski, but became the main man when the Polish striker moved to Bayern Munich a year later. Armed with astonishing pace - the rumour goes that he is faster over 30 metres than Usain Bolt - and canny movement, he has netted 141 goals in 212 appearances for Dortmund. Aubameyang's pace is mesmerising, and he is an instinctive goalscorer, but he is heavily reliant on good service. For Dortmund, he has always been at his best when he has teamed up with the likes of Marco Reus, Ousmane Dembele or Henrikh Mkhitaryan. His brilliant positioning and sharp movement mean that he is almost unstoppable when coup...
Harry Kane Would Be A Star Anywhere In Europe – Lothar Matthaus
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Harry Kane Would Be A Star Anywhere In Europe – Lothar Matthaus

Former Germany and Bayern Munich star Lothar Matthaus believes Tottenham striker Harry Kane would be a success at any club in Europe. Kane has been in a prolonged rich vein of form and the England striker brought up 50 goals for club and country in 2017 on Saturday with a double in Spurs’ 5-1 demolition of Stoke City at Wembley. Matthaus believes only Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski is superior to Kane in his position at present, adding that the 24-year-old has youth on his side. Having already beaten Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid during the group stages, Tottenham drew another heavyweight opponent in the last-16 of the Champions League as they were paired with Juventus, and Matthaus sees it as another chance for Kane to impress on the big stage. “Everybody in Europe is t...
Japan Will Struggle At World Cup – Philippe Troussier
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Japan Will Struggle At World Cup – Philippe Troussier

Former Super Eagles coach Philippe Troussier has cast doubt on the country’s hopes of surviving their group at next year’s World Cup, describing their draw as “bad news”. The Frenchman, who led the Japan to the last 16 as 2002 co-hosts, fears that Colombia and Senegal could have too much firepower for Japan in their first two Group H games in Russia. “Japan doesn’t have to be scared,” Troussier, who had a brief stint at the helm of Nigeria national team in 1997, told AFP in an interview. “It’s a very balanced group and all four teams will have dreams of progressing. But I’m not optimistic about Japan’s chances. “For me, it’s not a good draw for Japan,” he added. “The fact that they play Colombia and Senegal in their first two matches is not good news.” The Japanese, currentl...
Muller Urges Bayern To Find Backup For Lewandowski
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Muller Urges Bayern To Find Backup For Lewandowski

Thomas Muller is concerned about Bayern Munich's strength in depth in attack, but accepts it will be difficult to find a quality player willing to play backup to Robert Lewandowski. Poland international Lewandowski recently urged the club to sign another striker to allow him the opportunity for more rests. The former Borussia Dortmund star has shown few signs of slowing down this term and has 13 Bundesliga goals in as many matches, but he felt that bringing in a deputy would allow him to play 15 or 20 minutes less in some games, potentially minimising the risk of injury. Hoffenheim's Sandro Wagner is reportedly a target Bayern are keeping tabs on, but Muller feels that any striker the club decides to go for will find life "complicated" playing second fiddle. "We have no player who can ...
Messi, Ronaldo & The Top 20 Scorers Of 2017
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Messi, Ronaldo & The Top 20 Scorers Of 2017

On Tuesday, the 2017 Goal 50 will be unveiled, our annual list of the 50 best players in the world. Cristiano Ronaldo claimed last year's prize and is in contention to retain his crown after firing Real Madrid to a Liga and Champions League double last season. The forward's goals also played a key role in Portugal's qualification for next summer's World Cup in Russia but how many did he actually net in 2017? Interestingly, not as many as Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski or Harry Kane. Indeed, Barcelona and Argentina ace Messi has scored more than any other player this year, 51 for club and country combined, to be precise - and in just 56 games to boot. Lewandowski racked up 47 goals in just 46 appearances for Bayern and Poland, meaning he averaged more than a goal a game in 2017. Howe...
Madrid Move Would See Kane Recognized As World Class, Says Carlton Cole
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Madrid Move Would See Kane Recognized As World Class, Says Carlton Cole

Carlton Cole believes that Harry Kane could cement his reputation as a world-class striker if he moved to Real Madrid like former Tottenham stars Gareth Bale and Luka Modric. Kane is currently out injured but his scoring rate has put him among Europe's elite, and at the end of September he trailed only Lionel Messi for goals in 2017. Cole is a former England player and he has been watching the Spurs forward closely this season. He believes that a move to a club like Real Madrid could help him as Tottenham prepare to welcome the European champions to Wembley on Wednesday. “Harry Kane has done so well for himself,” Cole told Goal. “A lot of people are saying he’s world class but I don’t think he’s world class yet. I think he’s in great form but is he world class? I think Robert Lewandowsk...
Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski To Miss Celtic Clash
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Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski To Miss Celtic Clash

Celtic were handed a boost ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League match at home to Bayern Munich as the Germans’ star striker Robert Lewandowski was ruled out by injury. The 29-year-old hot-shot injured his left thigh in the first half of Bayern’s 2-0 win over RB Leipzig on Saturday and stayed in Munich when the squad flew to Scotland on Monday. Lewandowski is Bayern’s top scorer this season with 13 goals. Second-placed Bayern need a win in Glasgow to keep the pressure on Group B leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who are three points clear at the top, while Celtic are third. Head coach Jupp Heynckes had hoped Lewandowski would be able to play at Parkhead but took the decision to rest the Poland international ahead of Saturday’s Bundesliga clash at Borussia Dortmund. “If we were play...
Ancelotti: James Needs To Improve Physical Condition
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Ancelotti: James Needs To Improve Physical Condition

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti was pleased with James Rodriguez's display in his team's 3-0 win at Schalke, but said the attacker was not yet at full fitness. James, 26, marked his first Bundesliga start with a goal and an assist as Bayern moved top of the table. Ancelotti praised the Colombia international, who is on loan from Real Madrid, for his display, but added the attacker was still working his way back to fitness after a thigh injury. "He did well, he had a good performance. He played with the team, for the team, together with the others, with a good combination," Ancelotti said. "I think he has to improve his physical condition because he is not 100 per cent, but what he did today was really good." Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern from the penalty spot be...
Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski The World’s Best Striker?
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Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski The World’s Best Striker?

The Poland captain boasts an arresting repertoire of strikes, but it is not just his goals that do the talking. The statistics speak for themselves. His eight-goal debut season haul of 2010/11 the exception to the rule, Lewandowski has comfortably hit double figures in each and every Bundesliga campaign since: 22, 24, 20, 17, 30 and 30. The 29-year-old ranks second to veteran Peruvian Claudio Pizarro (191) on the Bundesliga's all-time list of foreign scorers, and third behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gerd Müller in the minutes-per-goal department (118, 117, 105). Happily helping himself to goals which range from the simple to the spectacular – with both feet, from open and set plays - Lewandowski sits well in the company of legends. His Bundesliga report card includes 35 braces, fiv...
Matthaus: Ancelotti Must Take Action Or He’ll Have ‘Total Chaos’ At Bayern
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Matthaus: Ancelotti Must Take Action Or He’ll Have ‘Total Chaos’ At Bayern

Bayern legend Lothar Matthaus has warned Carlo Ancelotti he is close to experiencing "total chaos" at Bayern Munich unless he takes drastic action with his players. Tuesday's 3-0 win over Anderlecht in the Champions League was not without criticism and Ancelotti's side have already been beaten in the league following a shock defeat to Hoffenheim. Internal disputes and disagreements have not helped matters, with Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller among those that have expressed their dissatisfaction at the situation at the club. First, Lewandowski criticised his team-mates for not assisting him more as he attempted to win the Golden Boot last season, while he has also hit out at the club's spending in the summer transfer window. Similarly, Muller has gone public with his frustrations ...
Mischievous Mainz Target Bayern Munich As Lewandowski Nears Century Landmark
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Mischievous Mainz Target Bayern Munich As Lewandowski Nears Century Landmark

Raise your Maßkrüge (or giant beer mugs) everyone, for that yearly celebration of copious ale consumption and blissful Bavarian bonhomie is upon us: it's Oktoberfest! With the world-renowned 18-day beer-drinking bash set for a Saturday start, what better team to target in our weekly statistical summary than southern German giants Bayern Munich, who host the always meddling Mainz on Matchday 4. And if celebration is our theme, we must first focus on Polish powerhouse Robert Lewandowski, who not only appears deadly in front of goal, but also pulls off a mean look in a pair of traditional Bavarian Lederhosen. The scintillating striker will slip into something more match-appropriate when he enters the field of play to celebrate his 100th Bundesliga appearance for Bayern this weekend, before...