Lewandowski scores superb goal to get on track in Bundesliga


Bad news, Bundesliga. Robert Lewandowski is starting to find his scoring touch again.

After netting just twice in his first eight games as a Bayern Munich player, the 26-year-old bagged his first brace for his new club in a 4-0 win over Hannover.

His second goal was of particularly high quality. Lewandowski took down a perfect Xherdan Shaqiri cross with a wonderful first touch in stride, then slotted home coolly past goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler. It’s the kind of goal that will give Bayern fans hope Lewandowski is finally about to break out.

The rest of the league will be less enthusiastic.


Another golazo! Robert Lewandowski scores laser vs. MLS All-Stars


Hey, remember when went out on a limb and said Robert Lewandowski will make a fine addition to Josep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich side this season?

How about that time we reminded you of that fact just a couple days later?

Well, here we are again. Check out the Polish striker’s clinical finish against the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday:

Yeah, Lewandowski is pretty good. #Analysis.

Image via Getty


Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski scores cheeky goal in preseason test


Something tells us that Robert Lewandowski will bring Bayern Munich fans lots of joy this season.

Earlier this week, the former Dortmund man found the net in his very first game as a Bayern player. Then, on Saturday against Borussia Moenchengladbach, he goes and does this:

Come on!

That little moment of magic gave Bayern a 1-0 lead over Gladbach in the preseason Telekom Cup. The defending Bundesliga champions would later go on to win in a penalty shootout and advance to the final.

Vine via Twitter/@demarkesports


GIF: Lewandowski scores in first test as Bayern player


This summer has produced yet another arms race between the elite clubs in Europe. Real Madrid signed James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, Barcelona scooped up Luis Suarez, and Chelsea reloaded with the likes of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas.

Bayern Munich? They’ve been rather quiet, but for good reason.

The German champions did their best business back in January, when it was announced that Robert Lewandowski would join them on a free transfer. You’d be forgiven to have forgotten about him, since he couldn’t star at the World Cup and all.

But on Monday against third-division side Duisburg, in his first test as a Bayern player, the Polish goal machine announced his arrival with an impressive goal:

GIF via Pies


Young Aberdeen fan sends club list of his desired transfer targets

A boy can dream, right?

Nine-year-old Boyd Gibson sent Aberdeen FC a list of players he’d like his favorite club to pursue in the summer transfer window, and it’s brilliant! 

A couple things to note here:

  • Clearly Boyd sees Aberdeen playing with a bold 1-2-7 formation next season. Thiago Silva should be able to hold it down by himself back there. It is only the Scottish Premier League…
  • He must be a huge Dortmund fan. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, of all people, is the third name on his list, beating out the likes of Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale.
  • This kid’s spelling is impeccable. Don’t lie, you and I both would have sabotaged this entire list at age 9.
  • Kris Boyd! Really though!

H/T Reddit


Robert Lewandowski’s Monday morning was pretty bad


We’ve all had a case of the Mondays, but Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski had a particularly bad morning today.

The Polish star, who will be headed to Bundesliga rival Bayern Munich after this season, was apparently the victim of a theft — or possibly a prank by bitter BVB fans. The latter wouldn’t be surprising, especially considering the way former Dortmund star Mario Götze was treated when he made the swap to Bayern last year.

imageLewandowski probably can’t wait to fix up his Porsche Cayenne and drive to Munich.

(Images courtesy of Getty, story via @uersfeld)


United abandon Lewandowski plans

Since partway through last season, Robert Lewandowski had seemingly decided to join Bayern Munich at the end of his current contract. The Dortmund forward denies a deal is done, which has fanned the flames of speculation in the media. He has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs but the German giants still look to be leading the chase for the Poland international. Today’s newspapers report that Manchester United have given up hope of signing the forward.

For this story and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.


Premier League giants chase Lewandowski

As far as most people were aware, Robert Lewandowski was set for an end of season move to Bayern Munich. The Dortmund striker had been linked to the German giants for months and it appeared the move would materialize.

Today’s newspapers would have you believe differently. The main story on the back pages of the tabloids is that the Polish international is being considered by Premier League suitors, including Manchester City and Arsenal. It appears the move to Bayern is not as clean-cut as everyone thought.

For this story and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.


Arsenal weighs up move for Schalke defender

Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos remains on the radar of Premier League clubs. The Greek center-back, linked with a summer transfer-window move to Liverpool, is currently recovering from a knee injury but Arsenal is reportedly preparing to make a January bid for the Greece international. We’ve also got the latest on Robert Lewandowski and Gaston Ramirez so click here for more.


Poland suffers joy, heartbreak in span of seconds during World Cup qualifier

This video is painful to watch, especially if you’re a Poland fan.

Let’s set the scene here: Poland, clinging to hopes of Brazil 2014 in a World Cup qualifier against Montenegro, find themselves knotted at 1-1 in the 94th minute. 

There’s a scramble in front of Montenegro keeper Mladen Božović’s net in the waning seconds of the contest, and the ball rolls to Jakub Blaszczykowski’s foot. The winger slots it home, the crowd at Poland National Stadium is whipped into a frenzy and the Polish players careen into the corner to celebrate.

Surely the match is decided, no?

Watch the heartbreak unfold from the :35 to :50 second marks, as Poland realize the goal has been disallowed for offsides. Lukasz Szukala sprints to protest referee Bjorn Kuiper’s decision, but only picks up a yellow for his trouble.

In the end, the correct call was made, but the enormity of the letdown can’t be overstated. With the draw, Poland’s World Cup dreams are in serious jeopardy. They sit fourth in Group H behind England, Montenegro and Ukraine, with road matches yet to play against San Marino, Ukraine and England.

Such is life in the beautiful game.

(h/t Reddit)