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Red-Hot Lewandowski Closing In On Two Real Legends

Robert Lewandowski's blistering form for Bayern Munich has seen him shoot to the top of Europe's goalscoring charts this season, and the Polish striker is now also within touching distance of two Real Madrid legends' UEFA Champions League records.

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Lewandowski scored twice during Bayern's 3-2 Champions League win over Olympiakos on Tuesday, taking his tally to 18 goals in just 13 appearances across all competitions for the season.

The Poland international's brace also saw him overtake former Manchester United and Los Blancos star Ruud van Nistelrooy to become the fifth-highest goalscorer in UCL history with 58 goals, and he now has his eyes set on two more Real legends.

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Karim Benzema currently sits just two goals ahead of the former Borussia Dortmund star, while former Real captain Raul Gonzalez netted 71 times in the competition during his playing career.

Lewandowski will be hoping to overtake Benzema during the course of the current campaign and, will likely also overtake Raul in the coming seasons.

The 31-year-old is unlikely to trouble the top two, however, with those spots occupied by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with 112 and 127 competition goals, respectively.

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He is also currently the leading goalscorer in the Bundesliga, having scored 12 times in eight appearances for Bayern so far this season, and has also been nominated for the 2019 Ballon d'Or award. 

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