It was the Polish striker’s 15th goal in this season’s tournament, part of a remarkable 55 in all games.
Robert Lewandowski alongside with Cristiano Ronaldo in history books
Robert Lewandowski’s winning to crown Bayern Munich’s 3-0 Champions League semi-final victory against Lyon gave him a place in the competition’s history books alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. It was the Polish striker’s 15th goal in this season’s tournament, part of a remarkable 55 in all games. Ronaldo is the only other player to make this number, although he has incredibly done it three times. Each time in successful campaigns for Real Madrid. In 2013-14, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner hit an unbeatable 17. While he scored 16 and 15 in 2015-16 and 2017-18, respectively. Lewandowski has also now scored in nine straight Champions League matches. Only Ronaldo in 2018 and former Manchester United favorite Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2003 have had the same number of consecutive outings.
The Polish star could break another Ronaldo record against PSG
In the UEFA Champions League final on Sunday against PSG, Lewandowski could play a match or even break another record of Ronaldo. Ronaldo’s 17 goals throughout the 2013-14 Champions League campaign is the most ever scored by a single player. So Lewandowski currently within touching distance of the feat. While Lewandowski is closing in on such an impressive feat, Bayern manager Hansi Flick said he doesn’t expect his star to be deflected by it on Sunday. “He will not think about it, and he is happy that he finished our game. He works a lot for the team, this is very important,” Flick said. “For me, he is the best center-forward in the world, and I hope he also scores against Paris.”
While Robert Lewandowski marked his name into the record books against Lyon, Serge Gnabry stole the show with an impressive double. “Serge Gnabry’s outstanding individual performance has given us safety,” Flick said. “The starting goal was outstanding. When you see Serge’s development over the past few years, you have to say that he is close to a world-class player. We are very pleased that he scored two goals and that we are delighted to have him. I think he is far from the end of his development.”