Champions League

Robert Lewandowski Overtakes Raul to Become Third-Highest Goalscorer in Champions League History

Arjun Singh Devgan
Feb 24, 2021, 9:16 AM GMT+5:30
Robert Lewandowski is now the third-highest goalscorer in Champions League history
Robert Lewandowski is now the third-highest goalscorer in Champions League history | Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
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Poland and Bayern Munich hitman, Robert Lewandowski has over time established himself as one of the greatest strikers in the history of the sport, with the 32-year-old creating/breaking a number of records during his career so far.

Lewandowski was at it again during Bayern's 4-1 win over Lazio in the first leg round of 16 clash in the Champions League on Tuesday, scoring the opener to ensure that he became the third-top goalscorer in the competitions history.

The striker now has 72 goals in the Champions League, thereby overtaking Real Madrid legend, Raul Gonzalez in the goalscoring stakes with the Pole only behind Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona icon, Lionel Messi in the list who have netted 134 and 119 goals respectively.

Lewandowski has been brilliant in front of goal for the Bavarians ever since he joined them from Borussia Dortmund in 2014, scoring a staggering 278 goals in just 320 games in all competitions. He was perhaps unfortunate that the Ballon d'Or ceremony was cancelled last year as he was the definite favourite to win his first ever award.

He played an integral role in Bayern's dominance both domestically and in Europe this season and they way he is playing it does not look like he will stop anytime soon.

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