Robert Lewandowski to miss Chelsea second-leg after suffering knee injury

Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has suffered a knee injury and will miss the second-leg of the Champions League tie against Chelsea.

The Polish hitman scored one and set up the other two as the German giants put three beyond Frank Lampard's side without reply.

Lewandowski lasted all 90 minutes of the tie at Stamford Bridge.

But the striker will be out for around a month, subsequently missing the second-leg against Chelsea in March.

Lewandowski showed his supreme class on Tuesday during the tie, inspiring Bayern to a ruthless second-half in west London, which all-but ended Chelsea's hopes of qualification.

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The clinical forward found himself through on goal for his side's first goal, but unselfishly found Serge Gnabry who tapped home to open the scoring.

Lewandowski again found his Bayern colleague soon after, doubling the advantage.

And towards the end of the clash, the 31-year-old found the net himself, tapping home from close-range to leave Chelsea's Champions League hopes in tatters.

Chris Sutton, who was covering the game as a pundit, was in awe of Lewandowski's performance.

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"We talk about what a great goalscorer Robert Lewandowski is and he wound up getting on the score sheet here but, first, he turned into Bayern Munich's master provider," he told the Daily Mail.

"The opening goal of this two-legged last-16 tie was positively devastating for Chelsea. They were undone by link-up play of the highest order.

"When Lewandowski was through on goal, with only Willy Caballero between him and his target, how many strikers would have taken the shot?

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"But the 31-year-old selflessly and beautifully reversed the ball into Serge Gnabry, leaving him with an easy finish.

"Lewandowski had that vision to know his team-mate was there waiting, and you have to say Bayern deserved that lead. Then we saw the same combination again.

"A ball from Lewandowski into Gnabry and bang, 2-0.

"Chelsea were schooled in their own backyard, then Lewandowski got a goal of his own after outstanding work by Alphonso Davies. The best team won here – and it's hard to see a way back for Chelsea."

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