Saturday , October 1 2022

Bayern Munich 5-1 Benfica: Robert Lewandowski passes 50 Champions League goals


Robert Lewandowski scored his 50th Champions League goal with a header in the first half against Benfica

Robert Lewandowski passed the 50 Champions League goals that Bayern Munich cruised over Benfica to book his place in knockout stages.

Arjen Robben left the German champions a two-way advantage before the police's attackers went to the center.

Lewandowski led his 50th and 51th goal, became the seventh player to achieve the landmark.

Veteran Franck Ribery adds a fifth when Munich sealed his place in the next round, next to it Ajax in group E.

Europe's big hitters
Player Number of goals in the Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo 121
Lionel Messi 105
Raul 71
Karim Benzema 59
Ruud van Nistelrooy 56
Robert Lewandowski 51
Thierry Henry 50

Ajax 2-0 wins AEK Athens was confused by violent scenes in the Greek capital that the police collapsed with the visiting Dutch fans.

A gasoline bomb was used, while the home defenders were thrown flares towards the outside inside the stadium when former Southampton striker Dusan Tadic scored both goals for the visitors.

Elsewhere, CSKA Moscow The chances of qualifying for the knockout stages ended with a 2-1 home defeat to Viktoria Plzen in group G.

The result in Russia saw Roma progress with Real Madrid, even though he suffered a 2-0 defeat to the defending champions of the eternal city.

In group F, Hoffenheim came back from 2-0 down to level procedures at home Shakhtar Donetsk, before Taison secured all three points for the Ukrainian side in injury time.

Manchester Citys 2-2 draw at Lyon saw Pep Guradiola's side go through, on the same night neighbors Manchester United advances from group H.

United followed Juventus – who surpassed Valencia 1-0 in Turin – into the next stage of the race that Marouane Fellaini beat the winner in injury time.

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