Robert Lewandowski out for FOUR weeks and will MISS Bayern Munich’s Champions League quarter-final against PSG… after star forward suffered knee ligament damage while on international duty with Poland
- Robert Lewandowski limped off for Poland against Andorra at the weekend
- The 32-year-old has suffered knee ligament damage and is out for four weeks
- He’ll miss Bayern Munich’s crunch Champions League quarter-final versus PSG
- The star striker will also miss five Bundesliga games in a blow for boss Hansi Flick
Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski is out for the next four weeks after sustaining knee ligament damage while on international duty.
It means the Polish star, who is Bayern’s top scorer this season with 42 goals in 36 games, will miss the Champions League quarter-final tie against PSG and would be a doubt for the semi-final first-leg in late April too, should Bayern progress.
He will also miss five Bundesliga matches, include this Saturday’s game against title rivals RB Leipzig, in a blow to Hansi Flick’s team as they look to defend their German and European crowns.
Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski is out for the next four weeks after sustaining knee ligament damage whilst on international duty with Poland (right)
Lewandowski’s four-week absence is a major blow to Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick
A Bayern statement read: ‘Robert Lewandowski has suffered sprained ligaments in his right knee.
‘The striker will be out for around four weeks.’
Lewandowski had already been ruled out of Poland’s World Cup qualifier against England on Wednesday night after limping off during his team’s 3-0 win over Andorra last week.
The Poland captain, one of the most feared strikers in world football, showed how vital he is to his country and their hopes at Euro 2020 this summer by netting twice against Andorra on Sunday before being hauled off on the hour mark.
Manager Paulo Sousa – formerly of Leicester and QPR – said after the game: ‘He felt a pain in his knee. Tomorrow we will check whether he is okay. He needs to rest and sleep well now.’
Lewandowski was hauled off on the hour mark against Andorra after picking up a knee injury
His injury means he will miss Saturday’s crucial game against RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga
He was expected to only miss 5-10 days so the news of his longer absence is a big boost to PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino as his side look to avenge their loss in last season’s Champions League final.
Lewandowski was named FIFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2020 at The Best awards following a stellar season culminating in a historic treble with Bayern.
He scored 55 goals in 47 games as Bayern won the Bundesliga for the eighth year in a row, the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) and the Champions League.
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