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Lewandowski Close To Matching Ronaldo’s Champions League Record

Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski is on his way to matching and even surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo’s impressive Champions League record.

The Polish striker, who has enjoyed a dazzling season helped Bayern to the first Champions League final since 2013 with a header against Lyon.

It was Lewandowski’s 15th goal of the competition out 55 in all competitions. Only Ronaldo held that record three times in successful Champions League campaign for Real Madrid.

Ronaldo scored 16 goals in 2014/15 season, while he scored 16 and 15 in 2015-16 and 2017-18 respectively.

Lewandowski has also now scored in nine consecutive Champions League matches.

Only Ronaldo in 2018 (11) and fellow former Manchester United favourite Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2003 (also nine) have netted in as many successive outings.

Lewandowski has the chance to beat Ronaldo’s record in the upcoming Champions League Final against PSG on Sunday.

However, Bayern boss Hansi Flick has said that he doesn’t expect his star player to be distracted by the possible achievement.

“He won’t think about that, he’s happy that he finished our game. He works a lot for the team, that’s very important,” Flick said.

“For me he is the world’s best centre-forward and I hope he scores against Paris too.”

Lewandowski will have to score a brace against PSG to equal Ronaldo’s record or a hat-trick to surpass it.

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