Robert Lewandowski had a historic 2019/20 UEFA Champions League season. His team won the Champions League in Lisbon final against PSG. It was the first Bayern Munich match in the Champions League season where Lewandowski didn’t score, after nine matches in the row. He scored a total of 15 goals in 10 matches. The extraordinary circumstances of cancelled second leg matches denied him the opportunity to beat Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of scoring 17 goals in the 2013/14 season. The shot map below shows the location of all of Lewandowski’s shots in the Champions League this season. He took 54 shots this campaign with 30 of them being on target. Lewandowski scored a lot of goals around the six-yard box and it just shows his quality to lose his marker and get into high-quality scoring opportunities.
The average xG value of his shots is 0.25, which is impressive on many levels. He achieved this on football’s highest stage against top clubs. After looking at his shot map we can see his average xG value is fantastic because he only took nine shots outside the penalty area and only three shots inside the penalty area weren’t in a central position.
Robert Lewandowski conquered Europe’s highest stage last season. If not for the global pandemic, he would have surely won the Ballon d’Or after helping his team win all three major competitions they played in. He was also the highest goalscorer in these three competitions. He scored 55 goals in 47 appearances reaching the heights of Ronaldo and Messi in a single season