Reuters ALBERTO LINGRIA
Polish star Robert Lewandowski broke the record in the name of Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez, and became the historic third goal scorer in the Champions League, behind stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The German team Bayern Munich won a broad victory over its Italian host Lazio, 4-1, in the match that brought them together Tuesday in the first leg of the 16th round of the UEFA Champions League.
The Bavarian team opened the door for registration early, since the ninth minute, through its Polish star Robert Lewandowski.
With this goal, the Polish star reached his 72nd goal in the history of his Champions League participation, smashing Raul Gonzalez’s record, who scored 71 goals in the most prestigious European competitions.
72 – Robert Lewandowski has scored 72 UEFA Champions League goals, overtaking Raúl to go outright third behind Cristiano Ronaldo (134) and Lionel Messi (119). Predator. pic.twitter.com/cz9w0aKNo3
– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 23, 2021
Ronaldo, the star of Juventus, is the top scorer in the Champions League throughout the ages, scoring 134 goals in 175 games, while Argentine Messi, Barcelona’s captain, scored 119 goals in 148 games, in the competition’s top scorer in history.
Lewandowski, with 72 goals in 95 matches, surpassed Gonzalez, who scored 71 goals, but at a much lower rate than the Polish star, as he scored them in 142 matches.
Source: twitter / OptaJoe