Scorer King James responds to Lewandowski’s Tweet
A special duel awaited the fans of FC Bayern on Sunday evening: Robert Lewandowski challenged his club colleague James with Poland. After all, the Colombian could not have won the comparison more clearly, which is why a tweet from months ago was found out.
After 90 intense minutes (excluding nine minutes of extra time), one cheered, while the other quickly lowered his head. First things first: On December 1, 2017, the groups for the World Cup finals were drawn. When it was certain that the Poles would meet Colombia, Lewandowski dropped a tweet. He wrote: “Hello James, my friend. I remember your great goals in the last World Cup. I hope you will remember mine from Russia.”
A piece of “Social-Media-History”, which FC Bayern had also brought out on Sunday evening before the kick-off. James gave the answer very much to Lewandowski’s regret on the court. The white eagles got the better start to the game before Colombia increased their beat. The baton was held by James, who repeatedly challenged the balls and distributed them wisely. The first highlight should follow in the 40th minute: The left foot sensitively lifted the ball into the penalty area, where central defender Yerry Mina nodded the leather – 1:0.
After the change of sides, Lewandowski finally appeared on the scene more often from a Polish point of view: Both in the 58th minute and in the 88th minute, however, he found his champion in Colombia’s keeper David Ospina with good attempts. The cafeteros, where Falcao fulfilled his dream of scoring the first World Cup goal in the 70th minute, were already more cold-blooded. Five turns of the hand later, it was James who sent Cuadrado on his journey with an outstanding ball. At the well-earned 3:0 it remained finally also.
The numbers of his impressive performance: two shots on goal, two templates, 87 ball contacts, an 88 percent pass rate and a strong 62 percent of duels won. There is also no player who scored more goals (six) or more templates (four) than the Colombian scorer king in the last two World Cups (2014 and 2018).