Robert Lewandowski Overtakes Raul To Become UEFA Champions League Third Highest Goal Scorer In History With 72 Goals.
Robert Lewandowski keeps on making history. The Polish striker once again scored in the Champions League, this time against Lazio, and now 72 goals in the competition.
With this goal, Lewandowski went past Raul Gonzalez Blanco in the all time goalscoring lists and went into third, only behind Leo Messi (119) and Cristiano Ronaldo (134).
Lewandowski was the top scorer in last season’s Champions League and his team were also crowned champions.
Lewandowski scored his first Champions Leagure goal on 19th October 2011 in Borussia Dortmund’s defeat at Olympiakos. Since then, the Pole has kept on scoring. He now has 72 goals in 95 appearances.
17 goals for Borussia Dortmund including a brace in the 2013-14 last 16 tie with Zenit St Petersburg. He has netted 55 for Bayern Munich.
In the current edition, the Bayern forward has scored on four occasions. Two goals in the first meeting with Salzburg, one in the second game against the Austrians and this Tuesday’s goal against Lazio.
Lewandowski is also close to 4th position when it comes to most number of goals for a single club. Only Karim Benzema, Raul, Cristiano Ronaldo (all Real Madrid) and Lionel Messi (Barcelona) are ahead of him.