Barcelona Forward Robert Lewandowski Explains Iconic Goal Celebration
Robert Lewandowski became only the third player since 2000 to pass the 600-goal career mark, after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Poland forward reached the milestone after netting a brace in Barcelona’s 3-0 victory over Villareal, as the Catalans secured their first win in three matches.
Lewandowski scored his 600th career goal when he collected Jordi Alba's cross and shot past Villareal goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli in the 31st minute, to give Barcelona the lead.
The 34-year-old added his second of the night four minutes later after receiving another pass from Gavi, to extend the Catalans' advantage in front of their fans at Camp N
In a chat with Bayern's YouTube channel back in 2019, Lewandowski explained the reason for his celebration in a chat as he revealed that it had something to do with his daughter.
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Here's what he stated, via Goal:
"The celebration has something to do with my daughter. I don’t want to go into details, it’s a little secret! I want to show that my family are always behind me, as that has helped me a lot in my career as a footballer."
Lewandowski’s road to 600 goals
Robert Lewandowski’s reached a remarkable landmark with his 600th and 601st career goals, after netting his 16th for Barcelona in their 3-0 win against Villareal on Thursday, October 20.
The 34-year-old scored 344 times in 375 games for Bayern Munich and also netted 103 times in 186 appearances for his previous club Borussia Dortmund, BBC reports.
Before moving to Germany, Lewandowski scored 21 times for Znicz Pruszkow and 41 times for fellow Polish side Lech Poznan, and has also scored 76 goals in 134 international matches for Poland.
Lewandowski double eases Barca woes
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Robert Lewandowski struck twice as a hurting Barcelona flexed their muscles to thrash Villarreal 3-0, to stay three points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
After Sunday's El Clasico defeat and virtual elimination from the Champions League, the Catalans and coach Xavi Hernandez were desperate to prove a point at Camp Nou.
Lewandowski extended his domestic tally to 11 goals and his brace, along with Ansu Fati's strike, came in an eight-minute blitz near the end of the first half which effectively killed the