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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski ranked third on the Champions League all-time goalscorers list with his goal against Lazio on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old pounced on a poor backward pass from Mateo Musacchio, circled Pepe Reina and threw the ball into an empty net to open the scoring in the round of 16 tie.
Lewandowski now has 72 goals in UEFA’s top club competition, placing him ahead of Real Madrid’s great Raúl and behind only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Juventus forward Ronaldo tops the list with 134 goals, while Barcelona’s Messi has 119.
72 – Robert Lewandowski has scored 72 goals in the UEFA Champions League, surpassing Raúl and finishing third behind Cristiano Ronaldo (134) and Lionel Messi (119). Predator. pic.twitter.com/cz9w0aKNo3
– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 23, 2021
Polish international Lewandowski reached the 72-goal mark in 95 games, scoring 47 with his right foot, nine with his left, 15 with his head and one by other means.
Jamal Musiala doubled Bayern’s lead at the Stadio Olimpico with a goal from the edge of the box, making him the youngest Englishman to score in the Champions League at 17 years and 363 days, before Leroy Sane made the 3-0 before. half time.