Robert Lewandowski finally has before him the possibility of winning the Champions League. The Bayern Munich striker had not played in a final since 2013, when he lost it wearing the Borussia Dortmund shirt, curiously against the team he now defends.
Since joining the team that summer, ‘Lewi’ had never been able to aspire to the title and beating Paris Saint Germain today would certainly make history. In addition to craving the ‘orejona, the Pole has the milestones of Johan Cruyff and Cristiano Ronaldo within reach.
Bayern can once again celebrate a new hat-trick that would be even more special for Lewandowski, as he would conquer it as the top scorer of the three competitions Bayern won, something that Cruyff himself did in his time at Ajax.
In the 1971-72 season, the flying Dutchman was top scorer in the Eredivise with 25 goals, the Dutch Cup with three goals and the European Cup with five, a mark that Lewandowski can match today to beat PSG.
The Pole has conquered the Bundesliga and the German Cup being the top scorer (31 goals in the league and six in the Cup), while in the Champions League nobody can overshadow him according to his 15 goals. If he lifts the title, then, he will equal Cruyff’s record.
Go for the one from CR7
As if that were not enough, Lewandowski can also tie, or even surpass, Cristiano Ronaldo’s scoring mark. The Portuguese set the best goal record in the 2013-14 season when he scored 17 goals, two more than the Bayern striker has.
If Lewi scores a double today, he will tie with the former Real Madrid player, while if he scores a hattrick he will set a new record in the competition.