Robert Lewandowski has been out for FOUR weeks and will miss Bayern’s quarter-final against PSG in the Champions League
Robert Lewandowski is out for FOUR weeks and will MISS Bayern Munich’s Champions League quarter-final against PSG … after the forward sustained a knee ligament injury during an international service with Poland
- Robert Lewandowski limped against Andorra for Poland last weekend
- The 32-year-old has sustained knee ligament damage and is out for four weeks
- He will miss Bayern Munich’s Champions League crunch quarter-final against PSG
- The star striker also misses five Bundesliga games in one fell swoop for boss Hansi Flick
Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski will be out for the next four weeks after suffering knee ligament damage while on international duty.
It means that the Polish star, who is Bayern’s top scorer this season with 42 goals in 36 matches, will miss the Champions League quarter-final draw against PSG and would also be a doubt for the first leg of the semi-final at the end of April. Bayern progress.
He will also miss five Bundesliga games, including Saturday’s game against title rival RB Leipzig, as a blow to Hansi Flick’s team in defending their German and European crowns.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is out for the next four weeks after suffering knee ligament damage while on international service with Poland (right)
Lewandowski’s four-week absence is a major blow to Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick
A statement from Bayern said: ‘Robert Lewandowski has sprained ligaments in his right knee.
“The striker is out for about four weeks.”
Lewandowski was already banned from Poland’s World Cup qualifier against England on Wednesday evening after limping in his team’s 3-0 win over Andorra last week.
The Poland captain, one of the most feared strikers in world football, showed how important he is to his country and their hopes for Euro 2020 this summer by scoring twice against Andorra on Sunday before being discharged on the hour.
Manager Paulo Sousa – formerly of Leicester and QPR – said after the game: “He felt pain in his knee. Tomorrow we will see if he is okay. He must now rest and sleep well. ‘
Lewandowski was picked up on the hour against Andorra after sustaining a knee injury
Due to his injury, he misses Saturday’s crucial game against RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga
He was expected to miss just 5-10 days, so the news of his extended absence is a big boost for PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino as his side tries to avenge their loss in last season’s Champions League final.
Lewandowski was named FIFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2020 on Best prizes after a fantastic season culminating in a historic treble with Bayern.
He scored 55 goals in 47 games as Bayern won the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal (German Cup) and Champions League for the eighth year in a row.