ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI 40th goal of the season has put him miles ahead of Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in Europe's top scorers chart.
The Bayern Munich star, 31, notched No40 for the season in the 2-0 win away to Union Berlin at the weekend – the first game back from the coronavirus lockdown.
Lewandowski's incredible season has put him TEN goals clear of the chasing pack across Europe's top five leagues.
The Polish star – who could quit Bayern this summer – has scored 40 goals in just 34 games across all competitions.
Only Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe and Lazio's Ciro Immobile come close – both scoring 30 goals from 33 games.
Chelsea and Liverpool target Timo Werner ranks just above Ronaldo having scored 27 goals in 37 games.
Juventus ace Ronaldo – a shock target for PSG – has 25 goals from his 32 games, ahead of old frenemy Lionel Messi, who's scored 24 times from 31 matches in 2019-20.
Resurgent Inter Milan star Romelu Lukaku and Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero both have 23.
They sit just above Wolves' Raul Jimenez and Chelsea target Moussa Dembele (both 22) in the top ten.
Dortmund star Erling Haaland would top the chart with 41 goals – but 28 of them were for Austrian club RB Salzburg before his January move.
And the Austrian league is not included in Europe's top five.
Lewandowski was recently asked who he believed were the top five strikers in world football – snubbing England's Harry Kane from his list.
The Bayern star said: "A difficult question. If we talk about the No9 I would say: Karim Benzema, Timo Werner, Luis Suarez, Sergio Aguero and Kylian Mbappe."
Lewandowski went on to say he would happily have Haaland – a target for Real Madrid – on his list, but he doesn't want to heap pressure on the 19-year-old's shoulders.
He continued: "[Haaland] has huge potential, but still has time. I don't want to put any pressure on him with my statements.
"If he works hard, he can become a better player and eventually reach the top level.
"Therefore it might be good for him if he would stay in the Bundesliga longer before taking the next step."
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