In an unfortunate turn of events, Bayern Munich has announced that their main striker, Robert Lewandowski, will not be playing in the much anticipated UEFA Champions League quarter-finals against Paris Saint-Germain. The Polish striker suffered from an injury in the International break and now it may help the French giants gain revenge against the German side for their previous meeting in the Champions League.
32-year-old Lewandowski has been having the time of his life for the past couple of seasons. He had a terrific season last season and was very cruelly denied the Ballon d’Or after securing the treble. That did not demotivate the player, however, and he has once again put his all for Bayern and his stats prove that. With 42 goals this season already, no defender would want to face the Polish superstar however, now PSG won’t have to face him and Bayern must find a different avenue for goal scoring.
Bayern Munich confirms the injury of Lewandowski.
The striker featured in a match against Andorra in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers where he managed to score a brace before being taken off the pitch due to the injury. The Polish later announced that the striker had suffered damages in the right knee. The Bayern Twitter account then confirmed the injury by posting,
Robert Lewandowski has suffered sprained ligaments in his right knee. The striker will be out for around four weeks.” – Source Goal
This is a huge blow for the club as well as for the player. The club will not have their most dangerous player up front for quite a few matches and they will certainly miss his contribution against PSG. The French side will be tough to beat as the players will be motivated after their Champions League final loss against Bayern.
Lewandowski himself will suffer from this a lot as he was targeting Gerd Muller’s legendary 40 goals in one Bundesliga season record. The Polish striker is on 36 goals currently and was on track to break the record but due to his injury, he will only have three games left after he returns. It will still be achievable but the injury will really break up the consistency in Bayern’s performances.
Image Credit- Robert Lewandowski Twitter