Perhaps, the Champions League was made for Robert Lewandowski as well as the other way around. The prolific striker has consistently demonstrated his worth as a fantastic goalscorer. At Borussia Dortmund, then, at then, at Bayern Munich and now at FC Barcelona, Lewandowski has been extraordinary by breaking goalscoring records.
Wednesday September 7 was his most memorable game in the UEFA Champion League wearing the blaugrana shirt, and he answered with three glorious goals.
Lewandowski scored his first goal after 34 minutes, a splendidly positioned finish from the edge of the area, then, at that point, headed in a Dembélé cross not long before half-time and adjusted his full go-around with one more praiseworthy change to make it 4-0.
The hat-trick makes him the very first player to score at a UEFA Champions League for three different clubs. And he also joins an exceptionally select list of nine players who have scored hat-tricks in their very first appearance for a club in the competition. Rooney, Morientes, Haaland, Grafite, Yakubu Iaquinta, Orsic, Asprilla and Brahimi are the others.
Before this, Lewandowski was tied with Karim Benzema in third spot in the unsurpassed list of Champions League goalscorers. Both had 86 goals, yet the Pole presently has 89. Only Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored more.