Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga record-breaking goalscorer Robert Lewandowski and Borussia Dortmund’s arch-goalgetter Erling Haaland common virtually a goal-a-game within the German prime flight. However how do they rating their targets?
bundesliga.com places their superb goalscoring exploits beneath the microscope to search out out simply how, when and the place they get their targets from.
WHAT KIND OF GOALS DO THEY SCORE?
Lewandowski is of course right-footed, so — as you would possibly anticipate — the vast majority of his 208 Bundesliga targets for Bayern have come due to his favoured leg: 103, almost 50 per cent.
The left-footed Haaland favours his pure aspect nonetheless extra, netting 34 of his 43 Bundesliga targets together with his left foot (79%). However he’s attempting to enhance that ratio.
Watch: Haaland’s right-footed strike in opposition to Schalke
“I have been coaching my proper foot, so it is good to get a purpose with that foot,” the Norway worldwide stated after chipping a uncommon right-footed purpose within the 3-0 derby win over Schalke on Matchday 5 final season.
Surprisingly, although Haaland stands some 3.5 inches taller than Lewandowski at 6’3″, it’s the Bayern man who finds the online most frequently together with his head: 17 per cent to only 4.6 per cent.
Watch: Lewandowski’s hat-trick as Bayern demolish Hertha
“He is excellent,” Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann stated of his quantity 9 after Lewandowski’s Matchday 3 hat-trick — together with two headers — within the 5-0 demolition of Hertha Berlin. Nobody goes to argue.
WHERE DO THEY SCORE FROM?
Although each males can drop deep and take part in build-up play — and sometimes do — they’re basically penalty-box predators.
Haaland’s most fruitful searching floor is — as you would possibly anticipate — on the left aspect of the penalty space. He scored 27 instances in complete final season, 16 of these got here from a place to the left of the penalty spot. That is twice as many as from the appropriate aspect, although a kind of was his incredible Revierderby volley in February.
“It was a pleasant purpose,” stated the 21-year-old, understating it by a long way.
Lewandowski hit an astounding 41 league targets final season, breaking the Bundesliga document the late Gerd Müller had held since 1972.
The 33-year-old former Dortmund man is the point of interest of the Bayern assault, and so it’s no shock that 34 of these strikes got here from the center third of the penalty field, most of them from simply behind the penalty spot. All however three of the 41 have been scored from contained in the 18-yard field.
WHEN DO THEY SCORE?
When you’re an opposing fan and see Lewandowski strike within the first quarter-hour, you would possibly as effectively go dwelling, as a result of your day is not going to finish fortunately.
He is discovered the online 28 instances within the opening quarter-hour of 28 league video games for Bayern, and what number of instances have they misplaced? Not as soon as, successful all however 4. Twelve of these targets have been game-winners. If he scores in added time on the finish of the primary half — as he has performed 4 instances in 4 matches — Bayern additionally win each time.
The Bayern man has hit 95 of his 208 Bayern league targets within the opening 45 minutes, 45.7 per cent of his complete.
Watch: Erling Haaland makes a Bundesliga debut bang with Borussia Dortmund
Haaland, nevertheless, is sort of twice as more likely to rating after the interval — as he did spectacularly on his Bundesliga debut at Augsburg in January 2020 — with 65 per cent (28 targets) coming within the second half.
With defenders having been worn down by his physique and motion, Haaland takes full benefit late on, grabbing 15 targets within the closing quarter-hour of 14 league video games, 11 of which have resulted in Dortmund wins.
WHAT IS THEIR STRIKE RATE?
The duo’s strike charges are nothing in need of obscene.
Haaland has 43 targets in 46 Bundesliga appearances giving him a mean of 0.934 targets a recreation. Lewandowski may need been round for for much longer, however he matches his younger counterpart with nearly the identical ratio with 208 targets in 222 league matches for Bayern. With 301 targets in 333 Bundesliga video games in his profession, Lewandowski’s goals-per-game ratio stands at an astonishing 0.9!
Once you have a look at solely the video games during which they’ve scored targets, it turns into nonetheless extra horrifying for opposition defenders.
Watch: Lewandowski hits 5 targets in 9 minutes vs. Wolfsburg
Haaland’s 43 targets have are available in simply 24 matches, a mean of 1.79 targets a recreation. Lewandowski’s 208 have been tallied in simply 138 Bayern outings at 1.5 targets a league recreation.
In 3,743 minutes on the pitch within the German prime flight up to now, Haaland averages a purpose each 87 minutes. In 18,539 Bundesliga minutes for Bayern, Lewandowski averages a strike each 89 minutes — an out-of-this world quantity for a person who has been metronomically deadly since becoming a member of the document Bundesliga champions in 2014. And who may overlook these five goals in just nine minutes against Wolfsburg that left even Pep Guardiola speechless?
HOW MANY GAMES DO THEY WIN FOR THEIR CLUB?
Objectives win video games, which is why these two are in all probability value greater than their weight in gold. Really, in case you’re questioning, a strong gold 81kg/178.5lb Lewandowski at immediately’s fee would value $4.7m, Haaland at 88kg/194lb would set you again $5.1m, considerably lower than their soccer market values.
They’re definitely value extra to their groups on the pitch. Lewandowski has 55 league game-winning targets in his Bayern profession, that is 165 Bundesliga factors he has introduced his crew, 30 of which he tallied in his outstanding 2020/21 season.
Watch: Haaland’s late winner as Dortmund beat Hoffenheim
Haaland has 11 matchwinners to his title, two of which have are available in his three league appearances this season, together with the Matchday 3 victory over Hoffenheim. It was a purpose that noticed him change into the youngest participant to attain 43 Bundesliga targets with solely the legendary Uwe Seeler reaching that complete in fewer matches (44).