Finally, Robert Lewandowski has found the charm to score again. In the recent match on Vallecano’s field, the Polish striker scored for the Catalunya team in the last minutes of the match, with a very quick shot inside the home team’s penalty area. However, Barca still had to leave with a 1-2 defeat.
That goal means a lot to Lewy. It ended the thirst for goals that lasted for 477 minutes of the former Bayern Munich player. The most recent time, the Polish player “shot” in official tournaments was in the 4-0 victory of the home team at Elche’s field in round 27 of La Liga. That day, Barca’s “Number 9” scored a double.
With Vallecano’s goal, Lewy brought his total in La Liga this season to 18. He is facing a great opportunity to win the title of “Top scorer” in his first season playing in La Liga. After 31 rounds, this 34-year-old striker has 18 goals, 4 more than Real Madrid’s striker Karim Benzema.
In fact, with luck, Lewandowski could have scored more goals in the match against Vallecano and Barca could have gone with 1 point. In this match, Lewy is the player with the most effort to finish the away team. He made 4 attempts to bomb Vallecano’s goal, including 3 on target. In particular, the Polish striker had a situation where he put the ball into the home team’s net, but the referee did not recognize it because he thought he was in an offside position.
However, Lewandowski’s brilliance did not meet the expectations of Barca leaders. It must be recalled that, last summer, the Catalunya team tried everything to lure him away from Bayern Munich to join Camp Nou in the hope that he would partially fill the gap in the attack of the “post-Lionel Messi” era. “. But Lewy has only scored 2 goals for Barca in the last 8 matches.
In fact, Lewandowski only played well in the first half of the 2022/23 season. After that, his form was quite volatile. Before going through 477 minutes of “nothing” as mentioned at the beginning of this article, the Polish player also went through a few other phases that were almost “invisible” on the field. Lewy’s unstable form makes Barca find it necessary to bring back to Camp Nou another top-class striker in this summer’s transfer window. That is why, the club leadership recently sought to hook up PSG striker Lionel Messi back to the Camp Nou.
Barca is leading La Liga with 11 points more than the second ranked team Real Madrid. They have almost secured the championship this season, when the tournament has only 7 rounds left to end. Although Lewy has not really met the expectations of Barca leaders as well as of the Cules, but his 18 goals also contributed greatly to the current achievement of the Catalunya team.
Hopefully, after breaking the “smoke”, Lewandowski will play sublime in the upcoming period.
Lewy plays better away than home
According to Opta statistics, striker Lewandowski has made a large contribution to Barca in recent away matches in La Liga. Specifically, in the last 6 away matches, he imprinted his shoes in 6 goals of the home team, including 4 goals and 2 goals.