Robert Lewandowski has been in red-hot form this season, scoring all of Bayern’s goals in the Bundesliga so far.
He was one of the best players against Hertha Berlin after he rescued a draw for his side with a pair of goals. The Pole performed even better in the second match against Schalke with a hat-trick to give his side a comfortable 3-0 win.
Lewandowski started his Bundesliga journey at Borussia Dortmund in 2010 and scored 74 league goals for the side in 4 seasons.
In the summer of 2014, the Poland international joined Dortmund’s rivals Bayern Munich on a free transfer. It is his sixth season for Bayern now, and he has 133 goals for them and counting.
There is no doubt that the 31 year old has the necessary experience, but will he win the top scorer award this season? Here are five reasons why Lewandowski will finish as top scorer in the 2019-20 Bundesliga season.
#1 He is one of the best strikers in the world
The Poland international can do it all: left foot, right foot, free kicks, penalties. You name it and he could do it.
This was evident in the match against Schalke. His first goal was a penalty in the 20th minute, after Kingsley Coman was brought down into the box. His stuttered run up allowed him to send the goalkeeper the wrong way.
He did the same thing against Hertha, with a penalty in the 60th minute. His shot was struck to the left while the goalkeeper hopelessly dived to the right.
His second goal against Schalke was a sublime free kick outside of the box which went over the wall and sailed past the goalkeeper to the top left corner.
The third goal demonstrated his world class ability. Lewandowski received the ball from Kingsley Coman on the edge of the box. With a deliberately heavy touch, he took the ball past Salif Sane and curled the ball into the bottom right corner with his right foot.
The striker has other tricks up his sleeves. He is able to hold up play and bring other people into play, and his clever movement off the ball allows him to run past defenders undetected. Lewandowski is truly one of the best in the goalscoring business.