Robert Lewandowski beats Messi, Ronaldo to win UEFA Player of the Week

Robert Lewandowski beats Messi, Ronaldo to win UEFA Player of the Week

- Robert Lewandowski has beaten Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win UEFA's best player award

- The Bayern Munich striker was involved in all four goals in the 4-1 thrashing of Chelsea in the last 16

- Messi and Ronaldo scored a brace in their respective round of 16 fixtures against Napoli and Lyon

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Robert Lewandowski's five-star performance in Bayern Munich's 4-1 demolition of Chelsea in the last 16 Champions League has earned him the best player of the round.

The Polish striker grabbed a brace in their 7-1 aggregate win and provided two assists to Ivan Perisic and Corentin Tolisso.

The 31-year-old also took his tally to 13 and he is just four goals shy of Cristiano Ronaldo's record of 17 set in the 2013-14 season.

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Lewandowski also scored 34 goals at the just concluded Bundesliga season which saw his side retain Championship status.

He would have been a strong contender for the 2020 Ballon d'Or award but the ceremony will not hold due to the pandemic which made some top leagues in Europe cancel their season.

Meanwhile, Juventus striker Ronaldo and Barcelona star Lionel Messi were also nominated for the UEFA Player of the Week Award.

Robert Lewandowski beats Messi, Ronaldo to win UEFA Player of the Week

Robert Lewandowski beats Messi, Ronaldo to win UEFA Player of the Week. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Ronaldo scored a brace as the Bianconeri defeated Lyon by 2-1 but it was not enough to earn them a place in the quarter finals due to an away-goal rule.

On the other hand, Messi scored two goals in their 3-1 win over Napoli and one of his goals is a strong contender for goal of the season.

Messi and Lewandowski will meet face-to-face when Barcelona and Bayern trade tackles in a one-legged quarter final fixture.

It will be a repeat of the 2012-13 semi finals fixture where the Bavarians qualified into the final on a 7-0 aggregate.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Bayern Munich vs Chelsea ended 4-1 in favour of the Bavarians and qualified into the quarter finals with 7-1 aggregate scoreline.

Robert Lewandowski grabbed a brace in the match as Ivan Perisic and Corentin Tolisso also got on the scoresheet. Tammy Abraham scored Chelsea's only as they bowed out of the tournament.

Bayern got off and running in the opening ten minutes as Lewandowski beat the offside trap and was brought down in the box by Willy Caballero who was yellow carded.

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