Lewandowski draws level with Raúl with 71st UCL goal

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Robert Lewandowski’s incredible goalscoring run in Europe’s premier club competition continued on Wednesday evening. The Pole netted his 71st Champions League goal in the 3-1 win over FC Salzburg, which sees him draw level with Raúl in third place on the competition’s all-time goalscorers list. Only Lionel Messi (118) and Cristiano Ronaldo (131) are above the pair.

Flick congratulates star striker

“Robert has an outrageous record, especially for Bayern Munich. I’m happy that he’s now entered the top three in third place together with Raúl,” said coach Hansi Flick after the full-time whistle.

Where a goalscorer should be: Lewandowski pokes in the opener for Bayern in the 42nd minute.

‘Good things come in threes’ was very much the theme of the evening. Having missed his first two attempts on goal, Lewandowski grabbed the crucial opening goal shortly before the break which set his side on course for victory – his 14th goal in 13 competitive games this season.

‘Best striker in the world’

The holders followed that up with two further strikers in the second half through a Maximilian Wöber own goal (52’) and substitute Leroy Sané (68’) to seal their place in the last 16. Lewandowski also earned recognition from his teammates: “He’s an unbelievably good player, the best striker in the world. We’re very lucky to have him playing for us,” described Kingsley Coman.

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