Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski became the third highest scorer in Champions League history with his first goal against Lazio on Tuesday.
The striker opened the scoring just nine minutes into the first leg of the last 16 games in Rome when he intercepted a pass from Lazio defender Mateo Musacchio.
The Polish striker rounded up goalkeeper Pepe Reina and threw the ball into the empty net as Bayern took control of the tie early on.
How many Champions League goals has Lewandowski scored?
It’s his 72nd Champions League goal, putting him above Real Madrid legend Raul in third place.
72 – Robert Lewandowski has scored 72 goals in the UEFA Champions League, edging out Raúl to go straight third behind Cristiano Ronaldo (134) and Lionel Messi (119). Predator. pic.twitter.com/cz9w0aKNo3
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Only Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 134 goals to his name, and Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, who is on 119, have scored more than Lewandowski in the competition.
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema remains in fifth place with 69 goals.
Musiala breaks records for England and Germany
Bayern extended their lead 15 minutes later when Jamal Musiala passed Leon Goretzka to the edge of the box and pulled it low in front of Reina.
The 17-year-old, who joined Bayern from Chelsea’s youth academy in 2019, is the youngest England player to score in the Champions League.
Musiala also became the youngest to score in the Champions League for a German club.
He is also the second youngest player to find the net in the round of 16. Former Barcelona striker Bojan is the record holder.
Bayern ended up with a three-goal lead at halftime when Leroy Sane pounced on the rebound from a Reina save and struck, with an own goal from Francesco Acerbi putting them further ahead than Joaquin Correa does not back down for Lazio as Bayern won the first leg. 4-1 in Rome.