5 facts on LewanGOALski against Chelsea
The player who’s fouled shouldn’t take the penalty? That rule doesn’t apply to Robert Lewandowski!
LewanGOALski strikes again!
After the Pole was tripped by Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero in the eighth minute, he didn’t need a second invitation. Lewandowski was ice-cool from the resulting penalty, giving Bayern a deserved 1-0 lead and effectively ending the contest for a place in the last eight of the Champions League. With two further assists and his goal to complete the 4-1 scoreline in the 83rd minute, he virtually decided the clash against the Londoners on his own.
5 facts you need to know:
The FCB hitman set some more benchmarks against the West London side – fcbayern.com has compiled the best facts.
#1: Top 4 in UCL history
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Raul, Robert Lewandowski: the opening goal on Saturday was Lewandowski’s 65th in Europe’s elite club competition, drawing him level with Karim Benzema in fourth place. His second of the night put him ahead of the Frenchman, now only behind Ronaldo (130), Messi (114) and Raul (71).
#2: Record man
Extending his club record: Lewandowski is the first Bayern player to score in seven successive UCL appearances.
#3: Lewandowski writes history
No player has scored more times for a German team in one Champions League campaign than the 31-year-old (13). Only Ronaldo and Messi have netted more times during one season, with Ronaldo still holding the record of 17 goals in the 2013/14 campaign. In total, Lewy has scored a phenomenal 66 goals in 87 games in the competition
#4: Involved in 7 goals in 2 legs
The Pole was directly involved in all seven goals over the two matches against the Blues, contributing three goals and four assists. It’s also the 16th time that the striker has scored multiple times in a Champions League fixture – again, only Ronaldo (36) and Messi (34) can better that.
#5: Mr. Reliable
When Lewandowski steps up to the spot, goalkeepers shouldn’t get their hopes up. The Pole has already taken 11 penalties in the Champions League, and converted all 11 of them.
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