Godin close to leave Inter08 April 2020 / Rui Sousa
The defender failed to adapt to Conte's tactical system and could leave in the next transfer window.
Bayern Munich's campaign has not been the best so far, and that has caused Niko Kovac being fired as the Bavarian club’s manager after 20 games since the start of the season, although there is a man who has shown his best level until reaching some amazing figures. This is Robert Lewandowski, whose affair with the goal seems permanent.
Kovac was fired last week after the hard 5-1 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt, so Bayern remained with just two wins in their last 5 league games and went down to fourth place. The situation is clearly negative for a club like Bayern, used to lead the classification with clear advantages in recent years, as indicated by the 7 consecutive titles that accumulate in their cabinets. But everything could be much worse without the contribution of Lewandowski, who in just 10 matchdays has scored the impressive figure of 14 goals to leave behind any other scorer of the five major European leagues.
His most immediate pursuer in the Bundesliga is Timo Werner, who has scored five goals less, and 9 of Lewandowski's 14 goals have given Bayern half of the 18 points they have so far. The numbers are clear, and without those goals the Munich side would be in fourteenth position with nine points, only two above Ausburg and Cologne and the relegation places. As if this were not enough, if the Bavarians had their 14 Lewandowski goals subtracted, they would be the third least scoring team in the Bundesliga.
If in the Bundesliga Lewandowski numbers are notable, in the Champions League they are not negligible either. The Polish striker has scored in the four games played so far in the group stage, being the only one to achieve it this season together with Erling Haland and Memphis Depay, adding a total of 6 goals that allowed Bayern to seal their qualification for the last round last Wednesday and with two matchdays still to be played.
In the last game he opened the scoring against Olympiakos when the match seemed doomed to a goalless draw, while in the previous game in Greece he had already scored a fundamental double in the 2-3 win. That same amount of goals is what he had contributed in the historic 2-7 victory against Tottenham in London, after debuting in the top continental tournament with a goal at home against Red Star.
Only in the first official meeting of the season, in Bayern’s 2-0 defeat against Dortmund in the German Super Cup, and in the last win over Bochum for the second round of the DFB Pokal, Lewandowski failed to score, but in addition to the league and the Champions League, he has added another goal in the German Cup and three with his national team, so his numbers rise to 24 goals in the season. A real madness for a scorer who at 31 years of age knows no limits and this Saturday will try to continue his scoring streak when Bayern receives Dortmund for a new edition of ‘Der Klassiker’ in the Bundesliga.
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