Robert Lewandowski is certainly enjoying life as a Barcelona player.
The Polish striker joined the Catalan club from Bayern Munich this summer in a deal worth around €45 million and he has taken no time at all in adjusting to the pace of La Liga football.
Going into Barcelona’s match away at Sevilla on Saturday evening, Lewandowski had already bagged four goals in the Spanish top-flight.
The 34-year-old maestro notched braces in comfortable victories over Real Valladolid and Real Sociedad.
Lewandowski then made it five goals for the season in the first half against Sevilla to put Barcelona 2-0 ahead.
And it was a thing of beauty as well.
Shortly after Raphinha had struck to hand Xavi Hernandez’s side a 1-0 advantage, Lewandowski and Jules Kounde combined to devastating effect.
Kounde – who was playing against his former club – found his new teammate unmarked inside the box with a brilliant pass, although there was still a lot of work for Lewandowski to do.
But he did it superbly.
Lewandowski expertly controlled the ball on his chest and then volleyed home with his trusty right peg.
It really was the most beautiful of goals.
Marvellous, simply marvellous.
Barcelona’s new additions are settling in very, very well. Lewandowski is going to net goals for fun and he probably should have had his second of the game just before the half-time break in Seville.
Poland’s record goalscorer was open in the box after a sweeping counterattack, but Ousmane Dembele – the orchestrator of the move – decided to go alone and his chipped effort went agonisingly wide of the far post.
Needless to say, Lewandowski wasn’t a happy bunny…
If you’re gonna ignore Lewandowski when he’s free inside the box, you simply have to score.
Fortunately for Dembele, he wasn’t made to pay for his slight error of judgement as Barcelona made it 3-0 at the start of the second half.
Former Manchester City defender Eric Garcia was the man responsible for the goal and it saw Kounde pick up another assist against his old team.
Barcelona failed to score again, but their 3-0 win against Sevilla means they remain both unbeaten so far this season and just two points behind table-toppers Real Madrid.
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