FC Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski is one of the top goal-scorers of his generation. Furthermore, the Poland international has carried that ability from Bayern Munich to the Catalan side.
Lewandowski scored in the 5-0 win over Real Betis on Saturday at the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium. OptaJose pointed out on Twitter that the veteran’s goal put him in an impressive category since joining Barcelona last summer.
The 35-year-old has scored 36 goals in 51 appearances for Barcelona in all competitions, a record surpassed only by Erling Haaland (59) and Kylian Mbappé (48) among players from the top 5 leagues since last season.
36 – Robert Lewandowski 🇵🇱 has scored 36 goals in 51 appearances for Barcelona in all competitions, a record surpassed only by Erling Braut Haaland 🇳🇴 (59) and Kylian Mbappé 🇫🇷 (48) among players from the top 5 leagues since last season (Harry Kane 🏴 also 36). Star. pic.twitter.com/onxQ1Xbo3d
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 16, 2023
Barcelona won the 2022-23 La Liga title with the help of Lewandowski. Nonetheless, the Spanish club now hopes he can supply the goal-scoring that will allow them to advance past the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Over the last two seasons, Xavi Hernandez and Co. still need to make it out of the group stage. As a result, the squad hopes to end this stretch with Lewandowski at the forefront, considering he has to keep up Mbappé, who’s off to a hot scoring streak.