It was a great show.To me small World Cup game,European Championship game.This is why we have a Champions League if someone would wonder
In this report I would like to look closer at the circumstances leading to the four goals scored by absolute hero of this match Robert Lewandowski.Not the Christiano Ronaldo,not the Higuin or Benzema or Kaka only Polish striker Robert Lewandowski.
I thought that every goal and I have a link for you here to analyze for yourself and to comment it, shows the highest quality of the striker Here it is http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xzaj88_borussia-dortmund-4-real-madrid-1-champions-league-2013_sport
Let’s see the first goal where Lewandowski displayed number of moves to put himself on position to actually score the goal.Please watch not the player who passes the ball to him but watch the behavior and the movement of Lewandowski with Pepe before the pass.Pepe knows that he has Lewandowski close but Robert is positioning himself making sure that in the final moment of receiving the ball he is actually sitting on the back of Pepe so he actually controls the situation to the point that he knows when should he force himself in .To me it is an ability to keep cool head in penalty area and thinking to the last moment.
The second goal I though was a display of focus and observation what was happening around him.He was making sure that in the moment of the pass he is lining up against the player he was facing who had his back to him.Again Lewandowski use this defender to his benefit.In post match interview which I saw,the reporter asked him, which of the goals was most difficult and he responded the second one because he had to turn.So then he had to turn and did it fast with full ball control knowing still where the goalie was and placing the ball where he want it to
The third goal was obviously already voted , the most beautiful goal of the match.One little thing I have noticed again.It is worth it to mention because actually in this particular movement before he scored the goal he displayed the same attitude as I noticed with previous goals.It was a technical move which required again his patience.Most of the strikers after receiving the pass would try to shoot one move earlier and I’m talking about the third goal situation .Robert however let this ball run a little bit further so Pepe can loose his footage.This way Robert had time even if it is split seconds to shoot.So,to make this move in busy penalty box with one of the best defense in the world it must be a player who can really keep his head cool.Very important for strikers to have the killer instinct.
I hope everyone will see the goals here again and let’s look forward to great rematch in Madrid
UEFA A Coach