Barcelona’s striker, Robert Lewandowski, has etched his name in the history books by becoming the first player since Ronaldo Nazario to score 30 or more goals across competitions in his first season at the Blaugrana.
Lewandowski achieved this milestone with a scintillating brace in Barcelona’s 4-2 victory against Espanyol in the highly-anticipated La Liga Catalan derby.
The Polish international has been a revelation for Barcelona this season, showcasing his goal-scoring prowess and contributing to the team’s success. With his two goals against Espanyol, Lewandowski has now netted an impressive tally of 31 goals and provided seven assists in 42 matches across various competitions.
The last player to achieve such an extraordinary feat at Barcelona was the legendary Brazilian striker Ronaldo Nazario. Ronaldo arrived at the Catalan club from PSV Eindhoven at the start of the 1996-1997 season, and his impact was nothing short of sensational. In his debut season, Ronaldo found the back of the net an astonishing 47 times and also registered 12 assists in 49 appearances for the club.
While Lewandowski’s numbers fall slightly short of Ronaldo’s remarkable record, his goal-scoring prowess and overall contribution to Barcelona’s campaign have been widely acknowledged. The Polish striker has seamlessly integrated into the team and has become a vital component of Barcelona’s attacking unit.
In another momentous development, Barcelona secured the La Liga title with their triumph over Espanyol.
Xavi’s side currently boasts 85 points from 34 matches, placing them comfortably at the top of the table with a 14-point lead over second-placed Real Madrid. With only four matches remaining in the season, Barcelona’s dominance in the league has been unquestionable.
As Lewandowski continues to make his mark in his debut season for Barcelona, fans are filled with excitement and anticipation for what the future holds.
His goal-scoring prowess has played a pivotal role in Barcelona’s success this season, and his contributions will be crucial as the team sets its sights on further achievements in the upcoming campaigns.