Is there a better striker in world football than Robert Lewandowski?
Going by his form this season, probably not, as the Bayern Munich frontman has been nothing short of sensational.
Lewandowski was on the scoresheet on Wednesday night as Bayern booked their place in the last-16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Olympiakos.
The Poland international got the breakthrough with a poacher’s finish, getting on the end of Kingsley Coman’s fizzing cross from the right.
Ivan Perisic added a second late on to seal the win for the Bavaria side.
Lewandowski officially joined Bayern from Borussia Dortmund in June 2014.
He’s been banging in the goals in Germany and Europe and is joint-top scorer in the Champions League group stage with the great Lionel Messi since the beginning of the 2014/15 season with 31.
Bayern are flying high in Europe, but the situation is somewhat fragile right now as they are not performing as well as expected at home.
They are currently fourth in the Bundesliga, albeit four points behind leaders Borussia Monchengladbach, and sacked Niko Kovac as manager following a resounding 5-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt, Lewandowski scoring Bayern’s goal.
So you wonder where Bayern would be without Lewandowski’s red-hot form and the team’s indifferent form only highlights just how brilliant their main striker has been.
In fact, Lewandowski has scored in every Bundesliga and Champions League game this season, which is 14 different matches where he’s found the net.
And unsurprisingly, he’s the top scorer in all competitions out of any player in Europe’s big five leagues (Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, Premier League and Serie A) in 2019/20 with 21 goals.
But this table shows just how far ahead Lewandowski is ahead of the rest of the pack, with thanks to Opta.
Top scorers in Europe's big five leagues
The top twelve scorers in all competitions from players in Europe's big five leagues
1. Robert Lewandowski – 21 (Games played: 17)
2. Ciro Immobile – 14 (Games played: 14)
3. Raheem Sterling – 14 (Games played: 16)
4. Sergio Aguero – 13 (Games played: 14)
5. Timo Werner – 13 (Games played: 16)
6. Memphis Depay – 11 (Games played: 14)
7. Andrea Belotti – 11 (Games played: 17)
8. Raul Jimenez – 11 (Games played: 20)
9. Jamie Vardy – 10 (Games played: 12)
10. Harry Kane – 10 (Games played: 14)
11. Sadio Mane – 10 (Games played: 16)
12. Tammy Abraham – 10 (Games played: 17)