Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski could soon break a historic Lionel Messi goals record
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski simply continues to make history at this stage in his career.
Lewandowski once again orchestrated a keen performance for Bayern in Bundesliga play, as he notched a hat-trick against Hertha Berlin en route to a 5-0 win on matchday three.
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) August 28, 2021
The reigning Bundesliga Golden Boot winner recorded a pair of notable milestones in the win. His second goal of the match was the 300th of his Bayern career in all competitions.
— Robert Lewandowski (@lewy_official) August 28, 2021
More so, Lewandowski extended his streak of scoring in consecutive league games to 13. For the moment, this ranks only behind former Bayern Munich striker Gerd Muller (16 games over the 1969-1970 season) for the longest goal-scoring streak in Bundesliga history.
13 – Robert Lewandowski has scored in each of his last 13 Bundesliga games, setting up a new personal best. Only Gerd Müller scored in more consecutive games in Germany's top-flight. Run. #FCBBSC pic.twitter.com/seJYpDeZYq
— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) August 28, 2021
Overall, new Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi holds the record for consecutive games with a goal scored in Europe.
Messi scored in 21 straight La Liga games over the 2012-2013 season with Barcelona. The Argentine recorded an astounding 33 goals during this streak, which included nine games of at least two goals and scores against the likes of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
Over Lewandowski’s current 13 game league goal-scoring streak, he has scored 22 goals, which dates back to last season. The Bundesliga star holds a 1.69 goals per game average over this streak, which is higher than Messi’s 1.57 average during his record-breaking run of performances.
Lewandowski well has what it takes to record a goal in each of his upcoming nine appearances in Bundesliga play to break this record. However, he will have notable challenges along the way, especially as Bayern Munich will meet the likes of RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen over the coming months.
This possible record would only add to what is already a strong 2021 Ballon d’Or resume for him. Messi is well the favorite to claim the award this year, as he won the 2021 Copa America with the Argentina national team. Still, Lewandowski is making a formidable case to claim at least a top three spot in the final vote.