"Is there anything you can't do?!" Robert Lewandowski (l.) has a big admirer in Bayern Munich teammate Alphonso Davies (r.). - © imago
"Is there anything you can't do?!" Robert Lewandowski (l.) has a big admirer in Bayern Munich teammate Alphonso Davies (r.). - © imago

"Robert Lewandowski can finish anything you give him" - Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies


Alphonso Davies has lauded the apex-predator finishing of Bayern Munich teammate Robert Lewandowski after the Poland striker scored twice in a hard-fought 3-2 win over bottom side Paderborn.

Lewandowski brought up his 24th and 25th Bundesliga goals of the campaign at the Allianz Arena, completing his brace three minutes from normal time after Paderborn had levelled for the second time. Gerd Müller is the only other player to have registered so many goals 23 games into a German top-flight season.

"Robert Lewandowski's a top, top striker," Davies told bundesliga.com after the contest. "He can finish anything you give to him, inside or outside the box.

"Our job as a team is to support him and keep feeding him the ball. Like I said, as a striker that’s his job to put the ball in the net and we’re happy he’s doing it really often."

Watch: Alphonso Davies talks up the goal-scoring prowess of Robert Lewandowski

Lewandowski is firing with such regularity that he has only failed to find the net in five league games this season. He kicked off 2019/20 with an historic 11-match binge that included a hat-trick and three of his five Bundesliga braces so far this term. The 31-year-old also plundered 10 goals in his five UEFA Champions League group appearances, and has netted three in as many DFB Cup outings.

Lewy's eye-watering total of 38 goals in 33 competitive outings equates to one every 0.86 games. No player in Europe's top five leagues has scored more. Unsurprisingly, he's on course for a third successive Bundesliga Torjägerkanone and fifth overall, having already outdone last season's league-leading total (22). Even when he hit 30 and 29 goals in 2015/16 and 2017/18, he 'only' had 23 and 20 respectively at this stage.

Lewandowski will have the chance to add to his tally when Bayern travel to London to face English Premier League club Chelsea in their Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday. With 63 goals, he is fifth in the competition's all-time charts and topped the group-stage table for the second year on the bounce, while his four-goal salvo against Red Star Belgrade came in a tournament-record 16 minutes.