Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski out for month after suffering knee injury in victory over Chelsea
Robert Lewandowski out for four weeks after a knee injury in the emphatic Champions League victory of Bayern Munich at Chelsea … and is now a big doubt for the second leg
- Bayern Munich receives a blow because Robert Lewandowski is excluded for four weeks
- The attacker sustained a knee injury on Tuesday in Chelsea’s 3-0 win
- Lewandowski is now considered a big doubt for the return trip on March 18
The Robert Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, will come out with a knee injury the following month.
Lewandowski suffered a shin fracture of the left knee joint in Bayern’s emphatic 3-0 Champions League win over Chelsea on Tuesday night.
The Polish international played a leading role in the victory and set two goals for former Arsenal star Serge Gnabry before taking one for himself.
Robert Lewandowski will come out in the next four weeks after a knee injury
Lewandowski played the full 90 minutes, but appeared to have suffered damage to his knee after a medical examination by the team’s doctor.
The time scale for his recovery period is four weeks – meaning he could miss the Champions League final-16 second leg against Chelsea on March 18.
Lewandowski will also miss Bundesliga matches against Hoffenheim, Augsburg, Union Berlin and their DFB-Pokal quarter-final match against Schalke.
The 31-year-old has a cast on his knee for the next 10 days before he starts the rehabilitation process.
Despite the prospect of being without top scorer Lewandowski – who now has 39 goals for the season – Bayern will be sure to finish work next month to book their place in the Champions League quarterfinals.
The striker scored Bayern Munich’s third in their emphatic victory over Chelsea on Tuesday evening
Serge Gnabry scored the other two goals to help Bayern set foot in the next round
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admitted after the defeat with 3-0 that his side was surpassed by the German champions.
“That’s football at this level,” Lampard admitted. “The levels of Bayern Munich were fantastic … it was a hard lesson of reality for the players.”
He added. “If you go 90 minutes, you must show more than we have shown … (the players) must use this positively. It may not feel that way tonight, but they need to understand the Champions League levels when you reach the knockout stages. “
Lampard insisted “you should never say that the door is closed” for the second stage in Germany, but he said to BT: “They surpassed us in almost every department, so it was pretty sobering.”
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admitted that his side was surpassed by Bayern after the 3-0 defeat