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Lewandowski ended the hegemony of Ronaldo and Messi

Lewandowski ended the hegemony of Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi, who have won the Champions League top scorer in the last 12 seasons.

The 2019/20 Champions League is remembered when neither Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi could be the top scorer. Instead, Robert Lewandowski won this award after scoring 15 goals.

The loss of the title by Ronaldo and Messi to score the most goals has not happened since the 2006/07 season when Milan beat Liverpool in the final and the leader of the bombing list was Kaka.

The Brazilian has scored 10 goals and won the Golden Ball. Since then, Messi and Ronaldo have shared the award for 12 consecutive seasons.

Leading the scoring list in the history of the Champions League, CR7 has 7 times become the top scorer. His traditional rival Messi has hit five times. Only Neymar in the 2014/15 season scored 10 goals, equaling two stars.

However, Lewandowski was the first to win the top scorer by monopolizing the leading position in scoring. He ended the campaign with 15 goals, 2 less than Ronaldo’s record in a season. However, Bayern played two fewer games than usual.

The Bayern Munich striker has scored 55 goals in all competitions, his record number since the start of his sporting career. Despite turning 32, Lewandowski is experiencing his best moments and his Champions League journey attests to this.

Lewandowski has scored in every game played in the Champions League. He closed the group stage with 10 goals, including a poker shot and two doubles. In the knockout stages, he scored one against Chelsea both in the first and second leg, one against Barca in the quarter-finals and another against Lyon in the semi-finals.

Champions League scorers for this season:

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 15

Erling Haaland (Salzburg, Dortmund) 10

Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich) 9

Gabriel Jesús (Man City) 6

Raheem Sterling (Man City) 6

Dries Mertens (Napoli) 6

Harry Kane (Tottenham) 6

Memphis Depay (Lyon) 6

Kylian Mbappe (PSG) 5