Bayern Munich edged past Olympiakos as the match ended at 3-2 at full-time. Robert Lewandowski scored twice to bag the win in an away fixture and in the process became the fifth all-time leading Champions League goalscorer.
Lewandowski rose to stardom with his 4 goals In a game against Real Madrid in the Champions League last 4 in 2012.
The Polish international then moved from Borrusia Dortmund to Bayern Munich two years later.
Robert Lewandowski scored the equalizer on 34 minutes after Thomas Muller had a shot blocked.
The striker looked to be offside when he scored his second for Bayern to give the lead on 62 minutes but the goal stood.
Lewandowski has a very effective game. His off the ball movement and positioning allows him to get past the backline on multiple occasions.
In addition to that, his clinical finishing ensured that he has amongst the best conversion rate in Europe.
His lineup play and the ability to keep the backline engaged have drawn praise from various managers including his previous coaches like Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp.
However, Bayern had a tough night in Greece. Olympiacos, who strolled past the Bayern defense on multiple occasions, had a solid case to be disappointed with the result of the match.
Manuel Neuer who has been in dire form for quite some time now was on fault for both the Olympiakos goals.
It took a Corentin Tolisso goal from outside the box to win the game for Bayern. Kovac seemed unsatisfied with the Bayern’s display in Greece. For a side that is seeking the elusive European glory, their defense has a lot of loopholes to ignore.
Neuer’s poor form doesn’t help the cause either. Lewandowski saved them yesterday but he may not be there always. For the time being, their talismanic striker delivered another fantastic performance.