By scoring against Antwerp on Tuesday night, Robert Lewandowski became the third player in UEFA history to achieve 100 goals.
After scoring against the Belgians, the Barcelona striker has joined the ranks of Cristiano Ronaldo [145 goals] and Lionel Messi [132 goals].
Lewandowski accomplished the mark in his 139th European match, scoring Barcelona’s second goal in a 5-0 win over Antwerp in the Champions League group stage opening.
To break down the 35-year-old’s goals for Lech Poznan, he reached the back of the net six times. He subsequently scored 18 goals for Borussia Dortmund before scoring 69 times for Bayern Munich, including his last seven for the Blaugrana.
Lewandowski has scored 92 goals in Europe’s top tournament, with two in the Europa League and three in the UEFA Cup.
In addition, he has scored twice in Europa League qualifiers as well as once in a UEFA Cup qualifier. Not to be outdone by the Poland international, five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo set a new football record on Tuesday night.
While he did not score in Al Nassr’s 2-0 AFC Champions League opener against Persepolis of Iran, he did attain another impressive milestone.
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The Portuguese legend has now gone 1,000 games without defeat in his club and international career. Since his debut for Sporting Lisbon in 2022, the 38-year-old has won 776 games and drawn 224.
He stated on Instagram after the game, “Great to get the win today!”
“A very special thank you to the fans and to all the Iranian people who have made this visit so special for us.
“Such an incredibly warm welcome!”
The ex-Manchester United attacker has had a fantastic start to the new season, contributing seven goals and five assists in seven appearances across all competitions.