Lewandowski matches Ronaldo, Falcao LaLiga goal record

As Barcelona maintain unbeaten start to 2022/23 season


Robert Lewandowski has matched a goal record set by Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao as Barcelona moved up to second in La Liga after maintaining their unbeaten start to the season with victory at Sevilla.

Raphinha was in the right place to head home his first Barcelona goal following his £60m summer move from Leeds.

The visitors doubled their lead before half-time when Lewandowski took the ball on his chest and volleyed in for his fifth goal of the campaign.

The Polish striker has now scored five goals in his first four games in LaLiga to become only the third player to score five or more goals in his first four games in the competition in the 21st century after Ronaldo in 2009 (5) and Falcao in 2011 (5).

Fellow summer signing Jules Kounde, playing against his old club after a £42m move, could have scored in the first half, but mistimed his header from six yards out.

But the France international did provide the assist for the next two goals – a superb, raking pass finished off by Lewandowski while centre-back Garcia headed in from Kounde’s nod back.

Koundé has now assisted two goals in the same LaLiga match for the first time in his 97 appearances, becoming the first player to assist twice in his first league away game for Barcelona in the 21st century.

Barca are two points behind champions Real Madrid, who kept up their 100% winning start with a 2-1 victory over Real Betis.

Xavi’s men are back in action on Wednesday, when they begin their Champions League campaign against Viktoria Plzen.


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