Robert Lewandowski to play final game for Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park
Polish international Robert Lewandowski is set to play his final home game as a Borussia Dortmund player, before his summer switch to Bayern Munich as Dortmund take on mid-table Hoffenheim at Westfalenstadion this weekend.
The 25-year old had joined the Die Schwarzgelben from Polish club Lech Poznan in 2010 for a modest €4.5 million. And four seasons later, he has moulded himself into one of the best strikers of modern era.
Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp bears no disgruntlement towards his talisman and says he he leaves the club a “world-class” striker.
“He arrived as a great striker and leaves as a world-class striker,” Klopp said at his pre-match press conference.
“Lewandowski has been a brilliant striker for us and it’s been a great time,” Klopp added. “I hope he gives it everything in his last 3 games.”
The Poland international has made 182 appearances in all competitions thus far for the Ruhr side and accumulated 101 goals in the process. He has been instrumental in Dortmund’s success in recent years and has 4 titles under his belt.
Some of his most memorable performances with the yellow shirt includes a hat-trick against Bayern in the Pokal final in 2012 wherein his side emerged victories after thrashing the Bavarians, 5-2. A year later, in the semi-finals on UEFA Champions League, he netted all the 4 goals in a 4-1 demolition of Real Madrid, becoming the first person to achieve the feat.