Robert Lewandowski scored the 600th and 601st goals of his career in Barcelona’s victory over Villarreal.

Barca, who lost 3-1 to Real Madrid on Sunday, scored three goals in seven minutes late in the first half.

Lewandowski made his first when he caught a cross from Jordi Alba, spun and shot for Geronimo Rulli and did another just after a pass from Gavi.

Ansu Fati made it 3-0 in the 38th minute, leaving Barça second in La Liga, three points behind Real Madrid.

The success was Barça’s first in three matches after Lewandowski scored an equalizing goal in stoppage time in a 3-3 home draw to Inter Milan in the Champions League before losing El Clásico at the Bernabéu.

Lewandowski, 34, becomes only the third player since 2000 to pass the 600-goal mark in his career, after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

His double against Villarreal at the Camp Nou took his goal tally to 16 in 14 games in all competitions since moving from Bayern Munich on a £42.6m transfer in the summer.

At Bayern, Lewandowski scored 344 times in 375 games and scored 103 times in 186 games for Borussia Dortmund, his former club.

Before moving to Germany, he scored 21 goals for Znicz Pruszkow and 41 goals for Lech Poznan, also Polish, and also scored 76 goals in 134 international matches for Poland.

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