Polish striker Robert Lewandowski equalized a record set by Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League, with the goal scored in Bayern Munich’s win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Robert Lewandowski contributed one goal and two assists in the 3-0 win over Germany’s Chelsea in the first leg of the Champions League final 1/8.
The Bayern striker combined with Serge Gnabryn to unlock the match score and move Bayern to a 2-0 lead within three minutes, before an impressive Alphonso Davies rebound made it clear in Stamford Bridge’s convincing victory.
Lewandowski now has 11 goals scored in seven Champions League games, his best record in a single season.
He also managed to equal Ronaldo’s record of nine goals scored in a Champions League season – a record that Ronaldo set in the 2013/14 season.
Prior to last night’s goal, the Polish star had gone 673 minutes without scoring a goal in the Champions League qualifying fixtures.
Bayern’s victory means the Bundesliga leader has scored three or more goals four times for English clubs in the Champions League since 2013 – twice at Arsenal, Tottenham and now Chelsea.