By now you may be aware that Robert Lewandowski is rather good at getting the ball over the goal-line.
Last night he reinforced his reputation as one of the world’s best centre-forwards with a sublime hat-trick for Poland.
Adam Nawalka’s men are on the brink of World Cup qualification after thrashing Armenia 6-1.
Of course Lewandowski was the chief architect of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and co’s downfall — the Bayern Munich No9 has been in rampant mood in the last two qualification campaigns.
He bagged 13 prior to Euro 2016 and his triple last night took his total for this campaign up to 15.
That means he now holds the all-time European record for most goals in a qualifying campaign — beating Cristiano Ronaldo’s haul of 14, which the Portuguese superstar achieved as recently as August.
But that wasn’t the only slice of history Lewa feasted on last night.
His third strike brought up a half-century of international goals (from 90 caps) making him Poland’s all-time top scorer.
Wlodzimierz Lubanski’s 48 goals made him his country’s best ever goalscorer for nearly 40 years but now that honour belongs to Lewandowski.
And given that the prolific forward is still the right side of 30, he is likely to extend his lead considerably before hanging up his boots.
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Poland are top of Group E, three points clear of Denmark with one game remaining.
Lewandowski will be gearing up for the World Cup already… a daunting prospect for defenders.