× Sports Volleyball and Handball Cricket Hockey Gossip & Rumours Premier League Videos Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Lewandowski hits goal landmark as Bayern Munich hammer Lazio 4-1 in Rome

FOOTBALL By Reuters | February 24th 2021
February 23, 2021 Lazio's Ciro Immobile in action with Bayern Munich's David Alaba [REUTERS]

Robert Lewandowski became the Champions League’s third top scorer of all time as holders Bayern Munich put one foot in the quarter-finals with a 4-1 thrashing of Lazio in their last-16 first leg in Rome on Tuesday.

The Polish striker pounced on a poorly judged back pass after nine minutes to steer in his 72nd goal in the competition.

In doing so, he surpassed former Real Madrid striker Raul in the competition scoring charts to reach a total only bettered by Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, with 134 goals, and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, with 119.

Bayern’s 17-year-old midfielder Jamal Musiala doubled their advantage with a well-taken strike and Leroy Sane tapped in a third before the break.

February 23, 2021 Lazio's Ciro Immobile in action with Bayern Munich's David Alaba [REUTERS]

A Francesco Acerbi own goal stretched the visitors’ advantage further early in the second half, but Joaquin Correa soon pulled one back for Lazio, whose unbeaten run in the competition came crashing to an end.

It was an 18th consecutive match without defeat for Bayern in the Champions League, 17 of which have been victories, leaving the German champions in a dominant position ahead of the second leg in Munich on March 17.


Take a quick survey and help us improve our website
Take a survey
Share this story
Champions League: Acrobatic Giroud gives Chelsea 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid
The French striker broke the deadlock in the 68th minute with an outrageous bicycle kick which was flagged offside but eventually given following a le
PHOTOS: History-making Kenya Morans receive heroes welcome at JKIA
History-making Kenya men's basketball team, the Morans, landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on...