Poles excel in European football

After becoming a joint all-time top scorer among foreigners in the German football league, the Bundesliga, Robert Lewandowski surpassed the tally of Peruvian Claudio Pizarro on March 9 as the all-time highest-scoring foreign player in the German top division.

Lewandowski netted twice in Saturday’s game against Wolfsburg. In the 37th minute, Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry passed him the ball and Lewandowski placed in the net. By doing so he bettered the legendary, 40-year-old Peruvian Claudio Pizarro as the all-time highest-scoring foreign player in the German league.

If that historic feat was not enough, Lewandowski scored a second goal with the help of Franck Ribery right before the game’s conclusion, thus notching his 197th goal in Bundesliga.

Pizarro, an iconic league veteran, has been playing in the Bundesliga for almost 20 years, since the 1999/2000 season. Lewandowski moved to Germany only 9 years ago and needed just 281 games to reach 197 goals, compared to Pizarro’s 451 games.

Not to be outdone, Krzysztof Piątek scored for AC Milan against Chievo Verona on March 9. This was Piątek’s 19th goal of the season, which made him equal with Cristiano Ronaldo and Fabio Quagliarella as the best scorers of Italy’s Serie A.