Barcelona Star Robert Lewandowski Suffering Worst Goal Drought in 12 Years

Barcelona Star Robert Lewandowski Suffering Worst Goal Drought in 12 Years

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at November 10, 2023 at 8:46 AM
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  • Robert Lewandowski has not scored for Barcelona since September
  • The Poland striker drew blanks as the Catalans lost to Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Lewandowski has scored just six goals this season for Barcelona

Robert Lewandowski’s poor run in front of goal is gradually becoming an issue for Barcelona supporters as the 2022/23 La Liga top scorer continues to struggle this season.

The 34-year-old forward again failed to score as the Catalans suffered a humiliating defeat in the UEFA Champions League to the Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, November 7.

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Robert Lewandowski has failed to score in six consecutive games for Barcelona. Photo by Stuart Franklin
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According to SB Nation, Lewandowski has not found the net since a late brace against Celta Vigo in September, marking six consecutive games the striker has failed to score for Barcelona.

This also means the Barcelona striker is facing the worst goalscoring drought of his career in 12 years since a 10-match spell with Borussia Dortmund between December 2010 and February 2011.

Lewandowski has managed just six goals and four assists this campaign, a testament to the striker’s struggles in front of goal as the Catalans go in search of a solution to his goalscoring drought.

Robert Lewandowski's longest goal drought

The Polish forward faced his longest drought in front of goal while playing for Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund and Polish outfit Lech Poznan, 90MIN reports.

The 34-year-old forward went on a 10-game run without scoring for Lech Poznan between November 2008 and February 2009 while still playing in his homeland.

Lewandowski, who led Barcelona to the La Liga title last season, also struggled in his first season in Germany, embarking on another 10-game goalscoring drought for Borussia Dortmund between December 2010 and February 2011.

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Barca eyeing Lewandowski’s replacements

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Barcelona are reportedly keeping a close eye on Super Eagles strikers Victor Boniface and Victor Osimhen as potential replacements for Robert Lewandowski.

The Polish striker joined the Catalans from Bayern Munich last summer in a deal reportedly worth €50 million, leading them to the La Liga title and the Spanish Super Cup.

Despite Lewandowski's success with La Blaugrana, manager Xavi Hernandez is said to be planning for the future and is looking for an eventual replacement for Lewandowski.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..