News – AU – How do Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland compare?


Posted: 11:02 GMT, 6 March 2021 | Updated: 12:27 GMT, Jan. March 2021

Every meeting between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund – the game known as The Classic – is always eagerly awaited in Germany and beyond

But Saturday’s clash has the intriguing subplot of two absurdly prolific strikers trying to outdo each other in the simple art of scoring goals

Robert Lewandowski will lead the line for Bayern if they want to get along at the Bundesliga summit, while Erling Haaland will pose the greatest threat to Dortmund if they try to get back into the top four

Two of the deadliest strikers in world football face each other on Saturday evening when Robert Lewandowskis (left) Bayern Munich takes on Erling Haalands (right) Borussia Dortmund

The situation at the Bundesliga summit before the showdown on Saturday evening, when Bayern Munich tried to keep clear at the top and Dortmund pushed for the top 4

Many meetings between these two clubs in recent years have had a direct impact on who wins the title. This time it is not the case, but the personal duel between the Pole and the Norwegian will absolutely grab TV viewers all over the world. p>

Though they are from different generations – Lewandowski is 32 and showing no signs of slowing down; Haaland 20 and very busy – they are their peers when it comes to being among the deadliest strikers in the world

There is also respect between the two. Last week, Haaland said of Bayern: “He’s just crazy. When I score, it’s like” one goal closer to overtaking him ” And then he just scores another hat trick like it’s an everyday thing ‘

Last year, Lewandowski, a former Dortmund native, advised his young heir to stay a little longer in the Bundesliga instead of being seduced by a move to La Liga or the Premier League

All strikers are measured primarily by the number of goals scored So let’s compare the two this season

Lewandowski has scored 34 goals for Bayern Munich in 32 games in all competitions and is the top scorer in the Bundesliga with a remarkable 28 in 22

He has only missed one of Bayern’s 23 league games this season and of the 22 in which he has played, he has not found the net in only four

There are also four goals in the Champions League and two in Bayern’s successful FIFA Club World Cup tournament in Qatar last month

The Polish international helped Bayern win the latest Club World Cup in Qatar

In all games Lewandowski averaged every 80 minutes, a statistic that improves to one goal every 67 minutes in league games

Lewandowski has scored more than one goal in eight different games The highlights were four goals in Bayern’s 4-3 win against Hertha Berlin in October. He also scored a hat-trick in the 5-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt

Lewandowski, with eleven remaining rounds of the season, has the great opportunity to break Gerd Muller’s record of 40 Bundesliga goals in a single campaign that has existed since 1972

He will need 12 more goals from now on, with his personal best league return so far being the 34 last season It seems inevitable that he will top that and Muller’s longstanding performance is well on target

Comparison of the record of Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland on appearances in the Bundesliga, the German Cup, the German SuperCup, the Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup this season.Courtesy of Sofascore

As for Haaland, he has achieved a decent return of 27 goals in 27 games for Dortmund in all competitions

These include 17 in 18 Bundesliga games as well as eight in the Champions League and one each in the German Cup and one in the German SuperCup

His goal frequency is not quite as good as Lewandowski’s with an average goal every 86 minutes. He has also scored more than one goal in eight different games

And Haaland also punished Hertha Berlin with four points against them. This was Dortmund’s 5-2 win at the Olympic Stadium in November

One caveat is that the Norwegian was absent eight games this season due to injury So you can well imagine that if he had stayed fit he would really challenge Lewandowski’s numbers

They score as many goals as greedy strikers should, but both Lewandowski and Haaland are team players too, and both have accumulated eight assists so far this season

The Bayern man set the tone for his season by scoring goals for Thomas Müller and Jamal Musiala and scoring a goal himself in the 8-0 win against Schalke on the first night

And Dortmund already knows about his all-round game. Lewandowski not only played for them between 2010 and 2014 and scored 103 goals, but he has also scored 19 goals against them since his departure

He has scored three more goals, including one for Leroy Sane when Bayern won 3-2 at Signal Iduna Park in November

Haaland is certainly a predator but he was always ready to pass a teammate in a better position that has happened three times this season in one-on-one situations with the goalkeeper

He has recently taken up the templates and set goals in recent meetings with Augsburg, Freiburg and Arminia Bielefeld

If you combine Haaland’s 27 goals and seven assists, he has contributed to more than half of Dortmund’s goals this season

While both are capable of an insane number of goals, they go about it in different ways

You would describe Lewandowski as the classic predator in the penalty area, who uses his intelligent movement and awareness to fall into those little pockets of space and shoot at goal

His sense of position is unmatched in world football, allowing him to outsmart defenders and stay one step ahead by never being predictable in his runs

Anticipation for his teammates’ passes and crosses is also essential, and the bulk of his goals come from key areas and on his preferred right foot

Surprisingly, he’s scored more headers than Haaland in league games this season, despite being three inches shorter at 6’1 ”

The Pole is also an accomplished penalty taker – he has taken 90 percent of the free kicks he has scored in his career, scored 58 points and missed only six half a dozen penalty goals have come this season which added to his record but he did last month seen one saved against Hertha

Haaland is not the designated penalty kick in Dortmund, although he scored a goal against Borussia Mönchengladbach in September. More recently, he missed one against Augsburg

His style of attack is perhaps more a reflection of the modern game, where speed and counterattack are more in the foreground

Haaland is not only built to be athletic and with his raw strength and physicality makes an intimidating figure for any defender, he is also very fast

Dortmund has a lot of speed on its side and so Haaland is used to pushing down almost 100 meters forwards at sprint speeds of almost 35 km / h in order to get into the goal positions

At the season opener against Gladbach he ran 86 meters to be in the right place, to support Jadon Sancho and to end the move with a goal

This combination of speed and presence is nearly impossible to defend, and his left foot blows with incredible force are usually unstoppable

We also saw an imaginative finishing from Haaland record his acrobatic goal against Schalke a few weeks ago

He arguably offers Lewandowski a wider range of goals, both short and long range, and the scary aspect is that he is only 20 years old and his game is still developing

It’s pretty unfair for Haaland to compare performances given the age gap of 12 years. As the standard-bearer of an exciting new generation of world-class players, he has the potential to achieve anything

In his club career he has already scored 112 goals in 156 games and six goals in seven international matches for Norway

With Red Bull Salzburg he won Austrian Bundesliga titles in succession and in 2020 received the coveted Golden Boy Award for the world’s best young player

Haaland already has an excellent goal record for his country Norway with six goals in seven

His exceptional goal return of 470 in 688 games has already secured legendary status, and that is another 63 for Poland

Then there is the almost unrivaled collection of medals. Lewandowski has won the Bundesliga in all but two of the last 10 seasons with Dortmund or Bayern

He also has four German cup successes and the crowning glory of the Champions League last season after becoming runner-up at Bayern with Dortmund in 2013

After a stormy 2020, he rightly won FIFA’s Best Player of the Year award

The general consensus was that Lewandowski should have won the Ballon d’Or last year after contributing to the success of Bayern’s Treble, but the prestigious award was not given, however it did win FIFA’s “The Best”

When Lewandowski scored against Lazio last week, he prevailed against Raul and finished third in the Champions League table of all time with 72 goals

It is highly unlikely that he will catch Cristiano Ronaldo, 134, and Lionel Messi, 119, but for at least the last two years he has undoubtedly been an equal

Lewandowski is 32 years old, but he still defies his age. He achieved the best goal return of his career last season and there is no way he will be finished soon

With his Bayern contract until 2023 and the absolute desire to get rid of the most productive striker in the Bundesliga, Lewandowski was able to spend the rest of his career there without any problems

Given the strength of the team at the moment, the continued dominance on the domestic front should last for a few more years

And Bayern have only shown why bookies consider them favorites to keep their European crown by brushing aside Lazio in last week’s session

Lewandowski will remain the key to all of this for the next 2-3 years you envision.He probably has at least one more international tournament in it, and Poland faces Euro 2020 in the summer

As for Haaland, the sky’s the real limit, given the explosive start to his career, many are wondering if he could go after Messi or Ronaldo

It’s increasingly likely that his time at Dortmund will be short, and they’ll convert a £ 15m investment when they signed him from RB Salzburg into a sale that may raise over £ 100m this summer

Haaland can afford to be picky about interested clubs when he moves from Dortmund this year

His agent Mino Raiola recently said that only 10 clubs in world football can afford Haaland, including four in the Premier League – presumably Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool

Add in Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid and you could see a fierce bidding war

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News – AU – How do Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland compare?
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