Robert Lewandowski’s impact was clearly visible in Barcelona’s results and the team’s offensive production, as Barca won six of eight games this season, but when the Polish striker was unable to find the net, they do so Xavi Hernandez’s battalion managed to win, as they drew with Rayo Vallecano and lost to Bayern Munich.
Lewandowski has adapted to Barcelona amazingly, scoring 11 goals in eight matches (a goal every 78 minutes), and he has shown that he is not only a goalscorer but a complete player as well, with Xavi having no problems introducing him to his tactical system.
Despite joining late pre-season, Lewandowski has linked up well with Pedri, Ousmane Dembele and Rafinha, becoming the team’s captain in attack and a point of reference overall.
Lewandowski leads Barcelona to rival Real Madrid
According to the reports of the Spanish newspaper “Sport”, Barcelona is able to compete again, although it is in the process of rebuilding, keeping pace with Real Madrid and playing well against Bayern in the Champions League despite the loss. However, the team also shows some reliance on Lewandowski’s ingenuity in front of goal.
The Spanish report indicated that a quick look at the eight matches played so far confirms this trend, as Barcelona drew 0-0 with Rayo and lost 2-0 against Bayern, the only two matches in which Lewandowski did not score, and when the Polish could not score, No other player could score either.
On the other hand, Lewandowski scored in matches against Real Sociedad (1-4), Valladolid (4-0), Seville (0-3), Viktoria Plzen (5-1), Cadiz (0-4) and Elche (3-0). ).
Barcelona have racked up some big wins and 11 of their 23 goals came from Lewandowski, almost half of them, proving to be the Poland international’s best season to date as well.
The 34-year-old averages 1.38 goals per game after eight games, while in his last three seasons with Bayern – his best goal scorer – he averaged 1.17 (55 goals in 47 games in 2019/20), 1.2 (48 goals in 40 games in 2020/21) and 1.09 (50 goals in 46 games in 2021/22).