Robert Lewandowski joined Lionel Messi on 50 goals for the calendar year with the opener in Bayern Munich's 2-1 win away to Anderlecht in UEFA Champions League Group B on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old striker's eye-watering tally includes 41 competitive goals for Bayern and nine for Poland in 46 appearances.

Only Barcelona and Argentina magician Messi has scored more for club and country in 2017 (51), while UEFA Men's Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo is still three goals shy of his half century on 47.

Lewandowski has comfortably hit double figures in all but one of his eight Bundesliga campaigns to date – including 30 in each of his last two - and leads the current scoring charts with 13 goals in 12 matches.

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