Thu. Sep 23rd, 2021

Jamal Musiala became the youngest English goalscorer in Champions League history and Bayern Munich’s youngest goalscorer in the competition at the age of 17 years and 363 days in the German champions’ 4-1 thrashing of Lazio in Rome.

It was a night of landmarks, with Robert Lewandowski becoming the Champions League’s third top scorer of all time in their last-16 first leg, the Polish striker pouncing 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’s Cristiano Ronaldo, with 134 goals, and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, with 119.

Musiala doubled their advantage with a well-taken strike and Leroy Sané tapped in a third before the break.

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 17 March.

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