Robert Lewandowski became the third Champions League scorer of all time as Bayern Munich seeded Munich put their foot in the quarter-finals with a 4-1 break to Lazio in their last of 16 games in Rome on Tuesday.
The Polish striker attacked the badly judged last ball after nine minutes to direct his 72nd goal in the competition.
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In that way, he surpassed the former Real Madrid striker Raul in the competition scales, achieving an overall result that was improved only by Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo with 134 goals and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi with 119.
Bayern’s 17-year-old midfielder Jamal Musiala doubled the lead with a well-executed shot, with Leroy Sane taking advantage of a third before the break.
Francesco Acerbi’s own goal extended the visitors’ advantage early in the second half, but Joaquin Correa soon pulled one for Lazio, whose unbeaten run in the competition collapsed to the end.
It was the 18th consecutive unbeaten game for Bayern in the Champions League, of which 17 were victories, leaving the German champions in a dominant position ahead of the rematch in Munich on March 17th.