Robert Lewandowski martyred the defense of Lazio in the round of 16 first leg of C1.


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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski scored Tuesday the 72nd goal of his Champions League career during the success at Lazio Rome (4-1) in the 8th first leg, overtaking Real Madrid legend Raul (71).

The Pole has only found the net four times in C1 this season, but his last goal against Lazio (9th) allows him to become the third most prolific player in the history of the competition, behind the untouchables Cristiano Ronaldo (134 goals) and Lionel Messi (119 goals).

Bayern have not lost for 18 matches in C1

Bayern, for its part, stretches its invincibility (17 wins, one draw) in the competition to eighteen matches.

Despite the absences in number for injuries (Tolisso, Gnabry, Douglas-Costa) or Covid-19 (Pavard, Müller), the Bavarian club hunts with the manner the doubts born of these two bad results in the league, a draw against the poorly classified Bielefeld (3-3) and a defeat in Frankfurt (2-1).

"The Champions League is something special for our players, we saw that everyone was ready, wanted to be present from the kick-off, this victory is more than deserved", judged his coach Hans Flick.

The message has passed: Bayern are keen to keep their title, a feat that only Zinédine Zidane's Real Madrid have achieved in the modern era.


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