Attack-minded players from the Polish national football team displayed some encouraging form over the weekend, as Robert Lewandowski and Piotr Zieliński each scored twice, whilst Krzysztof Piątek netted for his side Hertha Berlin.
Robert Lewandowski, the striker of FC Bayern Munich and the captain of the Polish national team scored twice against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.see more
Another day at the office: Lewandowski with a new record
FC Bayern Munich faced FSV Mainz 05 on Sunday. The champions of Germany began their first match after the winter break in sluggish fashion, 0:2 af half-time. But after the interval, the Bavarians showed the quality that has made them such an irresistible force over the past 12 months.
Mainz hitting the post in the 51st minute, which would have given them a three goal lead, seemed to jerk Bayern into life, as they sprung a counter-attack. Robert Lewandowski set up Joshua Kimmich to half the arrears.
Bayern stepped up a gear and took the lead through goals from Leroy Sane and Nicklas Suele. Then, in the 76th minute, Lewandowski slotted home a penalty following a foul on Gnabry. In the 83rd minute, Thomas Müller received a ball on the right wing and centred for Lewandowski who scored his second with a volley.
Two goals against Mainz were the Pole’s 56th brace in the German league. He broke the record of the legendary Gerd Müller, becoming the first player to score 19 goals in 14 games in the German Bundesliga.
Doppelpack Lewandowskiego! ⚽⚽— ELEVEN SPORTS PL (@ELEVENSPORTSPL) January 3, 2021
To już 19. gol napastnika Bayernu Monachium w tym sezonie Bundesligi! Świetna forma Polaka! 🇵🇱 BundesTAK 🇩🇪 pic.twitter.com/pgDhxJ9ii2
Robert Lewandowski has scored a brace in each of his last three Bundesliga games:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 3, 2021
⚽️⚽️ vs. Wolfsburg
⚽️⚽️ vs. Leverkusen
⚽️⚽️ vs. Mainz
The Best. pic.twitter.com/IJUeHGjY9B
Zieliński in superb form
The Napoli midfielder Piotr Zieliński, also put in an outstanding performance at the weekend, his team blew Cagliari away.
Zieliński hit a sweet left footed drive from just outside the box to open the scoring.
Piątek – the best “joker” of Bundesliga
Hertha Berlin striker Krzysztof Piątek was brought on the pitch in the 76th minute of the game against Schalke 04. Three minutes later he netted, extending his team’s lead to 3:0.
Recently, Piątek was linked with return to Genoa, the club where he found immense success in 2018, after a transfer from Polish outfit KS Cracovia.
�� As a substitute, Krzysztof Piatek has scored 6️⃣ goals from nine shots in the BL since football resumed in May 2020, after the Covid-19 break. #hertha— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) January 2, 2021