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Lewandowski overtakes Raul as Champions League third top scorer with only Ronaldo and Messi ahead

The Poland international jumped on a sloppy pass from a Lazio center-back and bypassed Pepe Reina for an easy finish early in the game.

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.

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It’s his 72nd Champions League goal, putting him above Real Madrid legend Raul in third place.

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 found themselves three goals clear at halftime when Leroy Sane pounced on the rebound from a save from Reina and slapped on it.

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