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Robert Lewandowski nearly pulls off ‘assist of 2021’ with overhead pass manoeuvre

Robert Lewandowski nearly pulls off ‘assist of 2021’ with overhead pass manoeuvre

Robert Lewandowski is one man who seldom fails to make the headlines with his machine-like scoring rate and staggering records.

After a shocking 5-0 drubbing against Monchengladbach which led to their heaviest defeat and subsequent exit from the German cup, Bayern Munich certainly managed to bounce back from their woes against a frail FC Union Berlin, with Lewandowski at the centre of things yet again.

The final score-line read 5-2, with Thomas Müller, Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sané managing to net the ball once each, and a brace for Lewandowski.

The veteran striker, who is in prime position to win the Golden Ball, shone through as he converted a spot-kick and scored a sensational free-kick to add to the misery of his opponents.

Besides the superlative set-piece conversions, Lewandowski was involved in producing an unbelievable piece of footballing brilliance when at about the half-hour mark he produced what would have probably been one of the assists of the century.

Surrounded by defenders, he showed tremendous ball-control first with his chest and then twice with his feet before successfully managing to surpass the Berlin back-line and feed the ball to Sané with an overhead pass.

Unfortunately, the assist wasn’t to be, as the Bayern winger failed to beat Andreas Luthe, the Union Berlin goalkeeper.

Though the score-line doesn’t quite reflect as much, the Bayern defence is still not quite as air-tight as one would hope for, as expressed by their skipper and keeper Manuel Neuer.

However a few chinks in the armour aside, with the win over the weekend, FC Bayern Munich sit comfortably at the top of the league with 25 points.