In yet another incredible offensive display against VfB Stuttgart, Robert Lewandowski added a perfect hat-trick to his feats this season.
Robert Lewandowski just joined Ronaldo as one of the few players who scored a perfect hat-trick in recent days. During today’s Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and VfB Stuttgart, the Polish striker was on point. It took him only 40 minutes to remind us he is not only the best striker in the world right now. There’s a compelling argument that Robert might be the best overall player in the world at the moment.
For the last couple of years, he is the most prolific and consistent player in European football. Today, he started with a right-foot finish after an assist from Leroy Sane. Serge Gnabry scored the second goal for Bayern but his effort paled in comparison to what Robert had in store for us. Thomas Muller set him up for his brace with an impressive header. And finally, he scored with his left foot as he entered the box before the 40th minute of the match.
Robert’s pace can reach Messi’s record.
Should he continue playing at this pace, Robert Lewandowski is on track to breaking Lionel Messi’s historic record. He may have been snubbed to win the Ballon d’Or last season but he sure is making efforts to win it in 2021. To those who don’t remember, Messi set the record for most goals in a single league season with 50 back in 2012. Robert has eight more Bundesliga fixtures to score 16 more goals and surpass that wild record from Leo.
Last but not least, Robert’s perfect hat-trick was good enough to become Bundesliga’s second all-time top scorer with 271 goals. He just surpassed Klaus Fischer’s 268 number. Even though Gerd Muller’s 365 goals are still far, Robert could reach his number if he continues at this level over the next three seasons. What Lewandowski is doing right now is simply breathtaking.