ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski once again proved on March 8 that his FIFA best player award for 2021 is no fluke.
Lewandowski scored three times as Bayern Munich made it into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 7-1 win over FC Salzburg at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night.
Lewandowski is all fired up in the game as he carries his team to a 2-0 lead in the 21st minute by drawing a pair of fouls in the penalty area — both against Maximilian Wober — and calmly dispatching the resulting spot-kick.
He completed his first-half trick minutes later with a goal from close range and Serge Gnabry added Bayern’s fourth soon after following a Salzburg giveaway to effectively put the game to bed almost before it began.
The FIFA player of the year win is back to back for Lewandowski who also won the same award in 2020.
Lewandowski won the award back to back after he scored a Bundesliga record 41 goals.
Earlier, Lewandowski said having the World Cup every two years will be a burden to the players since they already have too many games to play.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said at a “global summit” of leaders of national football federations earlier this month that he believes he has enough votes to increase the frequency of the World Cup from every four years to two.