As a child Robert Lewandowski must have dreamed of being Poland’s top goalscorer.
Well that day has come.
Lewandowski scored his 48th and 49th international goals, against Armenia, to equal and then exceed Wlodzimierz Lubanski’s previous record.
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But the goals couldn’t have been more opposite.
His first came via a textbook free-kick. A real delicate effort caressed into the top corner.
No.48 on the board in style.
On to no.49.
Now Lewandowski probably dreamed about a 35-yard bullet or an acrobatic bicycle kick.
But, in the end, he had to make do with an indirect free-kick from six-yards out.
Good job they all count.
It’s one of the best sights in football.
Every member of the opposition on the goal-line, ready for the mad scramble that always follows an indirect free-kick.
But not even the whole of Armenia could get in the way of Lewandowski and his record.
As if that wasn’t enough, Lewandowski then completed his hat-trick with his 15th goal in qualifying, which also happens to be a record.
To think it was only an ash cloud that stopped him playing for Blackburn Rovers.