Will Lewandowski return Barcelona to the fight for the Champions?
What else do you need to declare your dominance? Eight German Bundesliga titles, three DFB Pokal titles, one Champions League winner’s medal, one UEFA Super Cup, and one FIFA Club World Cup title. Robert Lewandowski, the Polish phenomenon, is definitely a modern-day footballing icon.
The legendary forward spent eight brilliant seasons with German powerhouse Bayern Munich, where he scored more than 300 goals and won an amazing 19 titles, before deciding to complete his career with Spanish giants Barcelona. This was the most exciting transfer window in the club’s recent history because of that.
Barcelona Needed Lewandowski
In the recently concluded European summer transfer window, FC Barcelona, led by legendary Spanish midfielder Xavi Hernandez, made their move for Lewa pretty early, and although there was quite a bit of drama involved in the transfer, especially from Bayern’s side, Barca managed to get him over the line for a total of 50 million euros. With Barcelona constantly falling down the pecking order on the La Liga table for the last two years, the Catalunians really needed an out and out prolific striker up front, something they haven’t had since Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi left the club for Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint Germain, respectively.
However, now that they have had one of the most memorable transfer windows in the club’s recent history, and they have bagged one of the most coveted forwards in the game right now, Barcelona are again ready to explode again, and for those who bet on their games for fun, it might be a good idea to freshen up on what the betting calculator has to say about the odds.
Can Lewandowski Bring Camp Nou to Its Old Glory Days?
The Poland international striker is one of the few modern day strikers plying their trade in the sport right now, who probably has no haters. He, of course, has his fair share of doubters, as does each and every player who does well in the German Bundesliga, especially because many consider it to be an easy-to-navigate league for the better players.
Also, too many players who have done well in the Bundesliga have failed to replicate their form in other leagues.
But, does Lewandowski belong to that same crop of players? Or is he any different? The tall forward has conjured up 312 goals in total (only 53 short of the legendary Gerd Muller’s all time record goal tally) for the German giants in his eight long years at the club.
He has even scored more than 40 goals for seven seasons in a row, a feat no one has even thought of achieving, ever. In his club’s successful 2019-2020 season, Lewandowski managed to score his career-best 55 goals.
No doubt, the man is considered in the same league as the Brazilian striker, Ronaldo, and the French striker, Thierry Henry.
But, that’s all in the past. Football fans all over the world are eagerly waiting to see whether he can replicate the same kind of prominence in Spanish football, which is considered way more crafty and artistic than the German variant. Considering his previous record both in club football and at international level, it has to be said that Robert Lewandowski is bound to succeed at Camp Nou.
The Tremendous Beginning of Lewandowski at FC Barcelona
Lewandowski has taken La Liga and also the whole of Europe by storm in Barca colors. Starting from the pre-season friendlies, the charismatic Polish forward has shown a continuous rise in form and stature. Barca have managed to win 4 out of their first 5 league games, and now sit at the top of the La Liga table with 13 points, thanks to Robert Lewandowski’s phenomenal goal tally of 6. He has taken to the league like a fish to water, and football pundits have tipped him to go past Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema in the La Liga goalscoring charts this term.
Like Erling Haaland at Manchester City, Robert Lewandowski has also shown in the last month or so, that strikers coming out of the Bundesliga can also perform at the highest level in the other top leagues in Europe. In a perfectly orchestrated Barcelona team, with so many new and fresh faces, Lewandowski seems like a cherry on top of the cake. Xavi and co must have been over the moon after seeing Lewa score his first hattrick of the season against Czech champions Viktoria Plzeň in their first Champions League group stage match of the season last week.
With so much going his way, there is little to no doubt about the fact that if Lewandowski manages to keep himself fit for at least 80% of the ongoing season, Camp Nou will be able to witness silverware again.