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Bayern Munich dealt cruel Lewandowski blow

Robert Lewandowski
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The current Bundesliga leaders and reigning European Champions will be without their star man for the next month.

Hansi Flick and his Bayern Munich side will be without star frontman Robert Lewandowski for four weeks after he sprained ligaments in his right knee while on international duty with Poland. The injury will see the striker miss crucial clashes against RB Leipzig as well as both legs of Bayern’s quarter-final match-up with PSG on April 7 and 13.

Lewandowski was in incredible form this season, finding the back of the net 42 times in all competitions. Regarding the injury itself, Bayern released details on their official Twitter account.

“Robert Lewandowski has suffered sprained ligaments in his right knee. The striker will be out for around four weeks” the club stated.

Lewandowski was injured in his country’s World Cup qualifier with Andorra, a game that Poland won 3-0 thanks to two goals from Lewandowski but was quickly taken off after an hour. After the match, the Polish FA announced the details of his injury.

“Clinical tests have shown damage to the collateral ligament of the right knee,” the statement said. “The short time remaining until the next match excludes the participation of the national team captain in this match. This would carry too much risk of aggravating the injury.”

As stated earlier, Lewandowski will now miss critical games for Bayern that include RB Leipzig and both legs of their Champions League clash with PSG. Bayern is just four points clear of Leipzig at the summit of the Bundesliga and the absence of their star striker could be a difficult situation to overcome as they chase both domestic and European titles.

Muller’s goal record could now be safe

The other ramification is Lewandowski’s pursuit of Gerd Muller’s single-season goal record. Should he miss a full month, then surpassing that record could prove to be a task too tough.

Currently on 35 Bundesliga goals, Lewandowski would then have just three games to grab his share of history and score the six goals needed. However, if there is one player that can get the goals needed in a short space of time, then it is the hitman from Poland.

Adam Schultz
Sports writer. Cover Arsenal and Bayern Munich, lucky to be able to do what I love as a career.