World news – Bayern’s Lewandowski is out for four weeks to miss the PSG draw

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Without Lewandowski, Bayern’s reserve striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting or German winger Serge Gnabry could play up front.

Published: March 31, 2021 14:47 |

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BERLIN: Robert Lewandowski will miss both legs of the quarter-finals of Bayern Munich’s Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain after he was excluded for almost a month with a knee injury, the Bundesliga giants said on Tuesday > « The striker will be out for about four weeks, » said FC Bayern in a statement confirming that Lewandowski had injured ligaments on his right knee after Poland’s 3-0 win against Andorra on Sunday in the World Cup Had scored twice in qualifying.

The 32-year-old will also miss the Bundesliga duel on Saturday at RB Leipzig, who placed second. League leaders Bayern are four points ahead.

Bayern will receive PSG in the round of 16 on April 7, before visiting the Parc des Princes for the second leg on April 13.

Without Lewandowski, Bayern’s reserve striker Eric Maxim Choupo- Moting or the German winger Serge Gnabry play up front.

The Polish national player has scored 35 goals in 25 league games this season, which is close to Gerd Mueller’s record of 40 in a single Bundesliga season.

« The Bayern will have a strong team on the field – even without Lewandowski, « said Leipzig sporting director Markus Kroesche in front of Lewandowski’s diagnosis to the daily Bild.

 » Basically, you don’t want anyone to be injured, but it is already the case that we each other focus on our own performance. « 

Lewandowski, who was voted FIFA’s best male player in 2020, has scored a total of 42 goals in 36 games for Bayern this season.

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