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Lewandowski Nets 250th Bundesliga Goal As Bayern Keep Pace With Leverkusen

Bayern Munich’s Polish ahead Robert Lewandowski scores through the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Vfl Wolfsburg on December 16, 2020 in Munich. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE / POOL / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO

 

Robert Lewandowski handed the milestone of 250 Bundesliga objectives on Wednesday with each objectives in Bayern Munich’s 2-1 dwelling win over Wolfsburg to maintain the European champions in contact with German league leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

Lewandowski, who finds out Thursday whether or not he has been voted FIFA’s participant of the 12 months having been shortlisted alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, has scored 18 objectives in 17 video games for Bayern this season in all competitions.

“I haven’t thought about it (the awards), I was just focused on this game – I’m pretty relaxed about it, let’s see what happens,” he informed Sky after his two objectives.

Leverkusen, who host Bayern in Saturday’s top-of-the-table conflict, stay first within the desk – some extent forward of Munich – after a 4-0 romp away to Cologne within the Rhineland derby.

Wolfsburg took a shock lead inside 5 minutes on the Allianz Arena when Leroy Sane’s error on the sting of the world led to Maximilian Philipp smashing dwelling the unfastened ball.

Wolfsburg’s Dutch striker Wout Weghorst then had a objective dominated offside on 17 minutes.

 

Bayern Munich’s Polish ahead Robert Lewandowski (L) and Wolfsburg’s Brazilian defender Paulo Otavio vie for the ball through the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Vfl Wolfsburg on December 16, 2020 in Munich. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE / POOL / AFP) 

However, Lewandowski reached the 250-goal milestone when he headed Bayern’s equaliser simply earlier than the break.

He turned solely the third to realize the feat alongside Bayern legend Gerd Mueller and Schalke striker Klaus Fischer.

Lewandowski then fired the winner into the underside nook of the online on 50 minutes.

He has now claimed 23 objectives in 20 league matches towards Wolfsburg.

Wolfsburg suffered their first league defeat this season as Bayern acquired again to successful methods after drawing their two earlier league video games.

In Cologne, Leverkusen stay the league’s solely unbeaten crew after racing right into a 2-0 lead on ten minutes because of objectives by Mitchell Weiser and Moussa Diaby.

Czech striker Patrik Schick added Leverkusen’s third early within the second half when he buried Diaby’s cross earlier than former Cologne participant Florian Wirtz grabbed the customer’s fourth.

Things stay tight on the prime of the desk as third-placed RB Leipzig stayed stage on 28 factors with Bayern with a 1-0 win at Hoffenheim because of Yussuf Poulsen’s second-half winner.

 

Bayern Munich’s Polish ahead Robert Lewandowski shoots on objective through the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Vfl Wolfsburg on December 16, 2020 in Munich. (Photo by Lukas BARTH-TUTTAS / POOL / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO

 

Schalke 04 are three in need of matching an undesirable Bundesliga report after their 2-0 dwelling defeat towards Freiburg left the league’s backside aspect and not using a win of their final 28 video games.

“We lose hope too quickly. We must have more belief,” Schalke defender Benjamin Stambouli informed Sky.

Schalke are closing in quick on the report, held by Tasmania Berlin who of their one Bundesliga season, went 31 matches with out successful in 1965/66.

Schalke coach Manuel Baum, who took cost in September after predecessor David Wagner was fired, already has the undesirable membership report of being winless in his first 10 video games.

Freiburg winger Roland Sallai headed the guests forward after 50 minutes behind closed doorways in Gelsenkirchen, then added a second 18 minutes later when he chipped dwelling a perfectly-timed cross.

Having solely ended their very own nine-match winless streak on Saturday with a 2-0 dwelling victory towards Arminia Bielefeld, Freiburg are as much as tenth within the desk.

Schalke have not received a recreation since January.

With a 3rd of the season gone, they’re six factors from security and on the right track for relegation after 30 unbroken seasons in Germany’s prime tier.

This Saturday, Schalke have their subsequent likelihood to finish their depressing run at dwelling to Bielefeld, who stay within the backside three after Wednesday’s 1-0 dwelling defeat to Augbsurg.

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