Robert Lewandowski Aims Cristiano Ronaldo Scoring Record
Former Borrosial Dortmund and Polish striker Robert Lewandowski led the Bayern side when the hosted English Premier League side, Chelsea, in the Uefa Champions League round of 16 return leg. It’s already been a season of incredible numbers for Robert Lewandowski – but he insists he does not have his eye on a Cristiano Ronaldo record after firing Bayern Munich into the Champions League quarter-finals.
The 31-year-old Poland striker scored twice as the German champions rolled over Chelsea 4-1 making it 7-1 on aggregate. Robert Lewandowski now has now scored 13 goals in seven Champions League games this term and is four behind Ronaldo’s record haul in one season, scoring 17 in the competition for Real Madrid in 2013-14.
Should Bayern Munich reach the final in Lisbon, that will be three more games for Lewandowski to surpass Ronaldo’s tally. But according to the striker, he said: “It’s not a goal of mine.” “We have a few more games in the knockout round and I am just as happy creating goals as scoring them.” Lewandowski may be close to Ronaldo’s single-season record in the Champions League but he has some way to go to even get close to the Juventus forward’s incredible overall tally in the competition.
Robert Lewandowski would need to score 16 goals a season for the next four years in the Champions League just to equal Ronaldo’s total – and that’s relying on the incredibly unlikely scenario of Ronaldo failing to score in Europe again. Still, Lewandowski has trumped Ronaldo’s scoring feats this season with a remarkable 53 goals in all competitions, compared to 36 for the latter.
The attacker opened the scoring before Perisic and Tolisso also scored, he later rounded up the securing by adding the fourth, Chelsea’s Abraham scored in the first half but it was only a consolation goal. Bayern Munich will now face Barcelona who also thrashed Italian Serie A side Napoli 3-1 in the quarter-finals which comes up next week.
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