Created on 2021-09-30 at 01:18 AM
Anyone who takes a look at the silverware, scoring records and awards in Robert Lewandowski's trophy cabinet knows that this man is a winner! And as it is with real winners, they don't like to lose, which is why the Pole did everything he could to extend his incredible winning streak in Europe's top continental competition in the 5-0 (2-0) win over Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday evening. For the world footballer of the year, it was his 18th win in a row in the competition - no other player in Champions League history has ever achieved that.
Lewandowski lays the groundwork
Once again, Lewandowski played more than his fair share in his team's victory in the Champions League. First he scored the opening goal in the 12th minute via a penalty kick, before adding his, and Bayern's second in the 27th minute from an excellent assist by Thomas Müller. The 33-year-old's personal goal involvement tally thus climbed to 24 goals and five assists in the 18 games in this record run alone. However, it was not to be the last impressive fact that the Polish striker provided on this evening:
- With the goal to make it 1-0, Lewandowski also converted his 14th penalty in Europe's premier competition - since detailed data begun to be collected in 2003/04, no other player has a 100% scoring record from the spot after so many attempts.
- The 2-0 win was the 18th time the Golden Shoe winner had scored at least twice in the competition, with only Cristiano Ronaldo (30 times) and Lionel Messi (27 times) doing so more often.
- Lewandowski needed only 98 games for his 77 Champions League goals, just one more game than Lionel Messi needed for his first 77 UCL goals (97).
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