Football: Lewandowski shoots into Bundesliga’s top 10

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Bayern Munich vs FC Cologne - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - December 13, 2017 Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their first goal. (REUTERS)
Updated 14 December 2017

Football: Lewandowski shoots into Bundesliga’s top 10

BERLIN: Robert Lewandowski has fired his way into 10th place in the list of the Bundesliga’s all-time top scorers as the Polish striker just keeps on hitting the net.
Lewandowski rescued Bayern with a second-half winner in Wednesday’s 1-0 victory over bottom side Cologne as the league leaders struggled to break down a determined defense at the sold-out Allianz Arena.
“It is unbelievable that he is in the top 10 — he is simply a goal hunter,” Arturo Vidal said of his team-mate as Bayern went nine points clear at the top of the table.
The Poland international has now scored 21 goals in 24 games in all competitions this season, plus five more in World Cup qualifiers to help book Poland’s place in Russia.
Lewandowski’s goal against Cologne was his 166th since 2010 in Germany’s top flight — a tally achieved with Bayern and former club Borussia Dortmund.
He is in good company as Bayern head coach Jupp Heynckes is third on the list with 220 goals scored for Borussia Moenchengladbach and Hanover 96 between 1963 and 1978.
But Lewandowski is a distance off the record 365 goals scored by Bayern and West Germany legend Gerd Mueller.​​
The 72-year-old former World Cup winner, nicknamed ‘Der Bomber’, netted the phenomenal tally between 1964 and 1979 — and Lewandowski is not even halfway to that mark.
The 29-year-old Poland forward is also 25 goals short of becoming the highest-scoring active player in Germany.
Veteran Peru striker Claudio Pizarro, 39, now at Cologne, has scored 191 goals over multiple stints at Bayern and Werder Bremen.
Lewandowski has twice lifted the ‘Golden Cannon’ trophy, awarded to the Bundesliga’s top scorer, and narrowly missed out to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last season despite a return of 30 goals in 33 league games.


Saudi driver Reema Juffali makes history as first woman to compete in Saudi Arabia

Updated 22 November 2019

Saudi driver Reema Juffali makes history as first woman to compete in Saudi Arabia

  • Juffali is VIP driver in the Jaguar I-PACE e-TROPHY
  • Ahead of the race she said: “I am very excited"

RIYADH: Reema Juffali made history on Friday by becoming the first Saudi Arabian female racer to drive competitively in the Kingdom.

As the VIP driver in the Jaguar I-PACE e-TROPHY, Reema took to the track at the Diriyah Circuit in the official qualifying round on Friday morning ahead of her first race later in the day.

She completed her fastest lap of the demanding track created in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site in 1 min 39 seconds, a little over 5 second behind the pole position.

She will go into the official championship race at the back of the grid, but that takes nothing away from the moment for the young driver from Jeddah.

Ahead of the race she said: “I am very excited, I never thought this day would come, or at least I didn’t know when and it came a lot sooner than expected. I’m a year into racing and here I am now about to race at home which is an incredible feeling.”

The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series is the official support race the SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix the opening double header for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.