Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has successfully acquired another record in the Bundesliga with his opener against Union Berlin on Sunday. The 32-year-old Polish striker converted a spot-kick to become the highest-scoring non-German in the history of the league.
Following a relatively tense opening 40 minutes, Bayern Munich was presented a golden opportunity to finally take the lead after VAR ruled an earlier goal by Thomas Muller offside. In an attempt to clear a loose ball out of the penalty area of his side, Union's Neven Subotic ended up kicking Leon Goretzka, who rushed in on his blind side.
Lewandowski immediately stepped up to slot home a low shot to the left of goalkeeper Gikiewicz for his first goal of the league after the suspension. The goal was the attacker's 26th of the campaign, putting him five goals ahead of his closest competitor Timo Werner on the goal king charts.
Relatively, the converted spot-kick saw the former Borussia Dortmund star become the highest-scoring non-German in the Bundesliga with 228 goals. So far, he has scored 40 goals across all competitions, making it the fifth successive time he has achieved the feat in his senior career.