Lewandowski out to add to dream season start for Bayern Munich

first_imgGermany host Argentina in a friendly in Dortmund on October 9, but Hummels is not waiting for a call from German boss Joachim Loew.“I try to think about it as little as possible,” he told magazine Sport Bild about a possible recall.“If it comes, it comes.“I was always proud to play for Germany and nothing has changed.”Key stats99 – The minutes it takes on average for Robert Lewandowski to score for Bayern Munich.38 – The shots Lewandowski (21) and Timo Werner (17) have had between them so far in 2019/20 — the league’s top two.23 – The aerial duals Mats Hummels has won so far this season, the league’s second-best tally.Fixtures (GMT — all times 1330 unless stated)FridaySchalke v Mainz (1830)SaturdayBayern Munich v Cologne, Bayer Leverkusen v Union Berlin, Hertha Berlin v Paderborn, Freiburg v Augsburg, Werder Bremen v RB Leipzig (1630)SundayBorussia Moenchengladbach v Fortuna Duesseldorf, Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Dortmund (1600)MondayWolfsburg v Hoffenheim (1830)Share on: WhatsApp Having netted his 200th goal for Bayern Munich on Wednesday, striker Robert Lewandowski is looking to extend his goal-scoring run to seven straight matches on Saturday at home to Cologne.Berlin, Germany | AFP | Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is poised to extend his dream start to the season this Saturday with the Polish star striker in the form of his career.Unusually for the defending champions, Bayern are not having things their own way in the Bundesliga and are fourth in the table after four matches before hosting Cologne on Saturday.However, it’s business as usual for Lewandowski in front of goal, scoring nine times in his last six games in all competitions.After hitting the back of the net in last Saturday’s 1-1 draw against league leaders RB Leipzig, Lewandowski warned he is just warming up: “I will play better in the coming weeks.”He has seven league goals from four league games, but both Leipzig’s Germany striker Timo Werner and Dortmund’s Paco Alcacer are on his tail with five each.Werner can add to his purple patch of seven goals in six games in all competitions at Werder Bremen on Saturday evening.Lewandowski, the Bundesliga’s top-scorer for the last two seasons, is no stranger to league scoring records since his jaw-dropping five goals in nine blistering minutes for Bayern in September 2015.He racked up his 200th Bayern goal on Wednesday, a classic poacher’s effort after capitalising on mistakes by Red Star Belgrade defenders in a 3-0 win in their opening Champions League match.If he scores against Cologne at the Allianz Arena, he will become the first Bayern player for 19 years to have scored in each of the first five rounds of German league matches since ex-Germany striker Carsten Jancker.Lewandowski’s magnificent seven in the league includes a hat-trick last month’s 3-0 romp at Schalke and he has never started a season in such impressive form.He also has a habit of scoring against Cologne, who he has never lost against, with nine goals in 12 games.Lewandowski has 209 Bundesliga goals for Bayern and ex-club Borussia Dortmund, still way behind 1970s goal-machine Gerd Mueller, who scored 365 times in Germany’s top flight.However, the prospect of breaking Mueller’s mind-blowing record of 40 league goals in the 1971/72 season is still the stuff of legends, even for Lewandowski.“It’s still too early in the season to think of that,” he said recently on the matter.One to watch: Mats HummelsHaving been booted out of the Germany squad in March, deemed past his prime alongside ex-Bayern team-mates Thomas Mueller and Jerome Boateng, Hummels has relaunched his career back at Borussia Dortmund this season.He won the 2011 and 2012 Bundesliga titles under Jurgen Klopp and Hummels has brought much-needed experience to Dortmund’s defence, helping seal a goalless draw at home to Barcelona at home on Tuesday in the Champions League.Expect another composed display at the back from him when Eintracht Frankfurt host Dortmund on Sunday.After Germany’s defence leaked four goals to the Netherlands in last month’s home Euro 2020 qualifier, midfield legend Lothar Matthaeus led calls for Hummels to be reinstated to the national team.last_img read more

Westport Winery Earns Excellent Rating in Tempranillo Evaluation

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryA popular wine, Jetty Cat Red, is one of 36 varietals made by Westport Winery.In the spring 2015 issue of Wine Press Northwest, Westport Winery’s Jetty Cat Red earned an “Excellent” rating as part of their review of Northwest Tempranillo-based wines. An “Excellent” rating represents “Top-notch wines with particularly high qualities.”In addition to 16% Tempranillo from Airfield Estates Vineyard, this blend includes 34% Petite Sirah from Jones of Washington, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon from Mays Discovery Vineyard, 11% Sangiovese from Red Willow Vineyard and 7% Syrah from Discovery. Mike Sauer at Red Willow is credited with planting the first Tempranillo in Washington State in 1993.Described in their tasting notes as “Wall Street rich and ultra-luxurious, with a bit of attitude,” the winery suggests Jetty Cat be paired with their restaurant’s Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms. Since the tasting notes also include musical pairings, the selection of Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent seems a natural choice, as a portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA). Jetty Cat previously earned a Double Gold medal and Best Class at the 2014 Savor NW wine competition.Westport Winery’s award-winning wines are exclusively available at the winery. The tasting room, gift shop, produce market, plant nursery, bakery and wedding venue are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224 or visit the website at www.westportwinery.com.Launch spring at the winery’s unique sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor scrabble game, and grape maze, all located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. You will see why Westport Winery was named Best of the Northwest Wine Destination.last_img read more