Cristiano Ronaldo’s CL record on brink of being broken by Robert Lewandowski

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Bayern Munich kick off their UEFA Champions League title defence on Wednesday evening as they welcome Atletico Madrid to the Allianz Arena.

The match will see two of the world's finest strikers, Luis Suarez and Robert Lewandowski, pitted against each other.

The latter is on the verge of breaking a six-year competition record, and could do so during the mouthwatering encounter.

If the Polish forward manages to find the net he will become the first player to score in ten consecutive Champions League group stage matches, going one better than Cristiano Ronaldo, the current record holder, between 2012 and 2014.

Bayern already hold the record for the longest winning run in the competition's history with eleven successive victories.

They became the first side in history to triumph in every single match on the way to Champions League glory last season.

However, having only had 26 days between last season's final and their opening Bundesliga fixture of 2020/21, it will surely be a difficult task for Hansi Flick's men to produce those same levels of sustained quality this time around.

The club have also seen a number of important players depart since the crucial victory over Paris Saint-Germain, including Thiago Alcantara and Philippe Coutinho.

Tonight's opponents Atletico have won just two of their previous ten away group matches, but are likely to hand mercurial striker Suarez his European debut for the club.

The Uruguayan has scored five times in his last five games in the competition, and will be hoping to provide the goods once again as Atléti seek an elusive victory away from home.

The other match in Group A will see Lokomotiv Moscow travel to face Red Bull Salzburg.

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