Robert Lewandowski struck for the third time in four starts in an FC Bayern shirt when smashing in the opener from the edge of the area against the MLS Allstars in Portland, Oregon last night.
It’s sure to be another artefact in a lengthy exhibition of goalscoring for his Bavarian bosses, with 20 Bundesliga goals his lowest return in the last three campaigns at Borussia Dortmund.
However the prolific Pole is expected to be at his most productive in the Champions League this term, if Mario Mandzukic’s 2013/14 season is our guidebook.
The Croat was available for the vast majority of last term, yet, as their senior striker, he started just 21 of FCB’s league games, with nine introductions from the bench.
At the Allianz Arena there is too much scope for tactical alterations and so much talent that the luxury of keeping their star striker in optimum condition for Europe is always an option.
Mandzukic managed 18 Bundesliga strikes last season, which makes bwin’s 11/10 about Lewandowski notching over 26.5 league goals in 2014/15 a big, big ask.
The boys in black and gold offer the same price about the former BVB man bagging more than 7.5 times in this season’s Champions League and it rates a far more enticing wager.
Now-Atletico Madrid man Mandzukic was afforded eight starts and two substitutes appearances in FC Bayern’s 12-game run last term.
In the same amount of starts Lewandowksi notched six times for a Dortmund side missing a handful of the stars of their run to the final in the previous campaign.
During that 13-outing offensive the 25-year-old contributed a mammoth ten goals.
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