Bayern Munich 4-1 Chelsea: Robert Lewandowski sets more Champions League records

Robert Lewandowski scored two more goals against Chelsea in the Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich are a seriously good team right now.

The German champions secured their passage to the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-1 victory over Chelsea at the Allianz Arena tonight.

Once again, it was Robert Lewandowski at the centre of everything good. The Polish striker scored twice and assisted Bayern’s two other goals in yet another 10/10 performance.

The 31-year-old is far and away the best striker on the planet right now and were the Ballon d’Or being awarded in 2020, the Pole would be the favourite to win.

In 44 games across all competitions this season, Lewandowski has scored 54 goals and contributed with eight assists.

Lewandowski in action

He’s averaging 1.4 goal involvements per appearance and the Polish striker set some very impressive records with his brilliance against Chelsea.

Lewandowski’s brace means he has now scored 13 goals in the Champions League this season, the most by a player in a single campaign before the quarter-final stage.

Only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have ever scored more goals in a single edition of the tournament, with the former’s 17 goals in 2013/14 the current record.

The way Lewandowski is playing, he’ll have the Portuguese’s tally firmly in his sights, even if the quarter-final and semi-final ties in Lisbon are all one-legged.

But the Pole has already equalled a record in the Champions League that’s eluded even Ronaldo and Messi.

Lewandowski was involved in all seven goals versus Chelsea across the two legs (three goals, four assists) becoming the first player since Luis Figo to score three or more and also assist three or more goals against the same opponent in a single season.

The Portuguese legend achieved the feat against AS Roma back in 2004/05 in his final year with Real Madrid.

Lewandowski is not just a goal scorer, he’s a creator as well – the complete package.

There isn’t a striker in world football close to the Pole on current form and yes, that includes Karim Benzema, Ciro Immobile and all the other number nines who have dazzled in 2019/20.

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