Robert Lewandowski scored against Anterp for FC Barcelona in their opening match of this season’s UEFA Champions League. With this goal, Barcelona’s number nine has joined the elite list of the ranks of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi when it comes to the number of goals scored in the UEFA club competitions.
Robert Lewandoski now also has a hundred goals in the UEFA club competitions to his name. He is now the third player, behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, to achieve this. While achieving this feat, he also registered 31 assists in the UEFA club competitions. While Ronaldo has a hundred and forty-five goals to his name, Messi has a hundred and thirty-two goals to his tally in the UEFA competitions at the club level.
Robert Lewandowski joins Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the only players to reach 100 goals in UEFA club competitions 🔥
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— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 19, 2023
Having scored in the first outing of this season’s UEFA Champions League, the Polish international will be looking to add to his tally in the upcoming matches. Fans around the world have reacted to this achievement of Barcelona’s forward. One fan has reacted by saying, “Lewandowski reminds me of Messi. Disappears in the big game, scores a lucky goal at Mallorca, and is called the best player in the world”.
Here are some of the reactions by the fans:
The 35-year-old joined the La Liga club in July 2022. His current contract with the club runs until June 2026. In his fifty-two appearances for Barcelona so far, he has netted thirty-seven goals for the club. The player also had twelve assists during these games.
He joined the Spanish giants when he left the Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. For Bayern Munich, in his 375 matches, the Polish international scored a total of 344 goals.
Players behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Robert Lewandoski with the most UEFA club competition goals
Former Real Madrid star Karim Benzema has ninety-two goals to his name in all his UEFA club appearances. The French international has scored seventy-five of those in the UEFA Champions League. Real Madrid Castilla’s manager, Raul Gonzalez, has scored seventy-seven goals in all of his UEFA competition appearances.
Former Juventus player Filippo Inzaghi has netted a total of seventy goals in club competitions in his career for current Seria B club Parma, Seria A club Juventus, and AC Milan. Andriy Shevchenko has scored sixty-seven goals in UEFA competitions. He has played for Dynamo, Chelsea in the Premier League, and AC Milan.