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Could Robert Lewandowski break Ronaldo's record?
Robert Lewanowski
His name may not be spoken as much as the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and even Neymar, but for the last decade, Robert Lewandowski has torn up the Bundesliga. His record domestically speaks for itself: eight Bundesliga titles (six with Bayern Munich and two with former club, Borussia Dortmund), four DFB-Pokals and four DFB-Supercups. The only accolade to evade him so far is the Champions League – the closest he came was in the 2012-13 season when Dortmund reached the Final, but agonisingly lost to Bayern 2-1 at Wembley Stadium.

This season’s Champions League odds currently pits Bayern as second-favourites to lift the trophy, behind Manchester City – and the Germans face Barcelona in the quarter-finals later this week, while City play Lyon. But it’s the German club’s star man who features top of the competition’s goalscorers list. Lewandowski has scored 13 goals this campaign, which equates to one every 47 minutes – a solid record.

His most recent goals came in the Round of 16, when Bayern ran out 7-1 aggregate winners over Chelsea, and the Polish International scored a brace as the Bundesliga champions were 4-1 winners in the second leg, to cement their place in the final eight. Lewandowski sits fourth in the all-time list of Champions League top scorers, with 66. Raúl (71), Messi (115) and Cristiano Ronaldo (130) make up the top three.

While he’s a long way off securing that achievement, it’s a record belonging to the Portugal and Juventus man that Lewandowski could surpass. During the 2013-14 Champions League campaign, Ronaldo scored 17 goals – the most in a single season. It’s a record he has come close to beating on two occasions, but no one else has got a look in.

Bayern are just two games away from the final in Lisbon, but with the remaining knockout fixtures decided over 90 minutes (plus extra time, if required) rather than the standard two-legs, the Pole is still four goals away from levelling with the record – with time running out. But Lewandowski said he wasn’t focusing on the tally: "It's not a goal of mine. We have a few more games in the knockout round and I am just as happy creating goals as scoring them."

His tally this season in Europe’s elite cup competition includes braces against Tottenham Hotspur and Olympiakos – both during away fixtures. In fact, on the road has proved a happy hunting ground for Lewandowski, who also notched four goals in a record 15 minutes against Red Star Belgrade, also in the group stages. But his most recent brace came at the Allianz Arena.

And despite an extended season, blighted by managerial changes, there remained two constants – Bayern’s dominance and the goalscoring prowess of Lewandowski. Even if he doesn’t break Ronaldo’s record of six years ago, he’s already made history this campaign. His performance in the Round of 16 saw him become the first player to register more than three goals and assists against an opponent in a single Champions League season – scoring three goals, with four assists over two legs against Chelsea.

There’s little doubt that the Bayern goal machine is in the form of his life, and whether or not he continues to break records, Lewandowski is one of the best strikers of the last 10 years. Will he add the Champions League to his long list of honours?

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