Robert Lewandowski has now scored two goals in two games for Bayern Munich after netting an outrageous chip against Borussia Mönchengladbach in a pre-season friendly.
Bayern's new number nine got his name on the score sheet after latching on to a rebound and calmly shaking off a couple of defenders before chipping the stranded Gladbach keeper to put his team into the lead just before the half hour mark.
The game finished 2-2 with Bayern winning a resulting penalty shoot out 5-4. Borussia Mönchengladbach striker, Max Kruse found the net twice after the returning Bayern winger, Franck Ribery doubled his side's lead.
Franck Ribery return
The Frenchman was terribly unlucky to miss out on this year's World Cup after picking up a back injury before the tournament commenced. France ultimately went on to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament after an impressive group campaign but were sadly beaten by the champions, Germany, 1-0.
On his return, Ribery started naturally on the left wing and it was four minutes after his team's first where he grabbed his goal. On the break, the 31 year-old was found bearing in on goal from the left and after passing his marker, he too was able to chip the keeper but this time from a tighter angle.
After the loss of Toni Kroos to Real Madrid for a reported £24 million, there were rumours of there being a rift between him and the manager, Pep Guardiola. At the start, Pep admitted they had problems but he enjoyed working with the German who now joins his former-rivals.
Germany Sunday newspaper, Welt am Sonntag questioned the club chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, about the Spaniard's future following Kroos' departure and prompted whether he was concerned how the club would do this season since many of their German stars have yet to return to training due to the World Cup. In response, Rummenigge said: "Bayern will never dismiss Pep Guardiola. I can give you that in writing today."
There is no doubt the Pole will be pleased with how his pre-season after months of growing pressure in the build up to his official arrival. Although it is good to find the target in the pre-season, Lewandowski hasn't trained with a lot of the players in the first team with the new season not far away which is still a slight worry.
Bayern's first game of the new league campaign will be against Wolfsburg on Friday 22nd August.
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