Robert Lewandowski en el Nápoles vs FC Barcelona de la Champions League

LEWANDOWSKI 'SURPASSES' LEO MESSI

Leo Messi's historic mark in the Champions League that has surpassed Lewandowski

Published:22/02/2024 - 18:29h

Updated:22/02/2024 - 18:29h

With his goal against Naples, Robert Lewandowski has overtaken Lionel Messi as the oldest FC Barcelona player to score in the 'KO' phase of the UEFA Champions League

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Robert Lewandowski marked the first goal of the FC Barcelona in some eighth of final of the Champions League from 2021, when Lionel Messi starred a played magic that finalised in a finish from long distance to put the tie in the Park of the Princes (1-1), in a party in which it confirmed the classification of the Paris Saint-Germain to the quarter-finals of the maximum competition to level of clubs and, also, the enésimo fuss of the Catalans in Europe.

They had happened 2 years, 11 months, and 11 days (1078 days) from this last goal of the Barcelona in League of Champions, in the middle of two seasons in which they had not been able to surpass the phase of groups. The ex of the Bayern Munich was the attendant to open the marker against the Naples, in the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, like a sample more than that is recovering a much more positive version and of 'killer' in this 2024. It was his fifth goal in the last four parties that has contested.

The new 'mark' of Lewandowski

Lewandowski Took advantage of of a big pass between lines of Pedri González to put 'justice' in the marker, because the Barça was dominating almost without opposition. To the forward served him to turn into the goleador more veteran in the history of the Catalan picture in annotating a goal in eighth of final of the Champions, surpassing, precisely, to Lionel Messi.

It achieved it to the 35 years and 184 days. 'The Flea', before leaving to the Paris Saint-Germain, had achieved it with 33 and 259 days. Already with his goal in the debut of the Champions League, against Viktoria Plzen, had turned into the Barcelona more veteran in seeing goal in the continental tournament; a figure that can follow 'keeping', put his intention is to remain a few years more in the club leading the attack. Has agreement until 30 June 2026.

The goleadores more veteran of the Barça in Champions

Although in eliminatory phase Leo Messi was the one who occupied (before Lewandowski) the place like goleador more veteran, in all the competition the title had it Gerard Hammered, the one who saw goal for the last time in 2021 -in phase of groups- with 34 years and 260 days, gone on down Sylvinho, in 2008, with 34 years and 241 days. Henrik Larsson Remains with the fourth place, after having annotated in 2005 with 34 years and 63 days, whereas Xavi Hernández closes the 'top 5' with his goal in 2013, in front of the PSG, with 33 years and 305 days.

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