Robert Lewandowski Injury: Bayern games, he could miss and Implications

Robert Lewandowski-Serge Gnabry-Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have been dealt a massive injury blow with star striker Robert Lewandowski sidelined for four weeks after straining the ligaments in his right knee.

The 32-year-old picked up the injury during Poland’s 3-0 win over Andorra. Lewandowski managed to score a brace in the game but he had to be taken off in the second half after a knock.

The striker then returned to Munich for a diagnosis from the club doctors who believe that the strain will keep him out for the next few weeks. 

Robert Lewandowski Injury – Implications

The striker is now set to miss the crunch Bundesliga clash against RB Leipzig at the weekend and he will also miss the vital quarter-final games against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League.

His absence will come as a huge boost to the French outfit who will now certainly fancy their chances of making it to the semi-finals of the competition.

Lewandowski is undoubtedly the best striker on the planet right now and he will be crucial to Bayern Munich’s hopes of winning silverware this season. The 32-year-old has 42 goals and 8 assists to his name so far this season. 

Personally, he is currently chasing Gerd Muller record of 40 goals in a single Bundesliga season, with 8 matches to go, Lewandowski (35 Bundesliga goals) was all set to break the record before International break. More significantly, he was front-runner in Baton d’Or for the current season, ahead of Messi and Ronaldo.

Bundesliga SeasonHighest Goal-scoring PlayerGoals
1971-72Gerd Muller40
1969-70Gerd Muller38
1972-73Gerd Muller36
2020-21Robert Lewandowski35*
2019-20Robert Lewandowski34
* Current season as on 31-March-2021

It will be interesting to see if the likes of Leipzig can make the most of this opportunity and close the gap with the German outfit. Bayern are currently four points ahead of Leipzig and this weekend’s clash will be a golden opportunity for Julian Nagelsmann’s side to bridge the gap.

1Bayern Munich26193784361
2RB Leipzig26173482757
3VfL Wolfsburg26143452351
4Eintracht Frankfurt26123531747
5Borussia Dortmund26139541743
6Bayer Leverkusen26118431240
Bundesliga 202021 Season as on 31-March-2021

As far as the Champions League is concerned, Bayern will now have to do depend on the likes of Thomas Muller to see him through to the semi-finals.

It will be interesting to see if the German can replace a world-class goalscorer like Lewandowski over the next few weeks.

Robert Lewandowski has suffered sprained ligaments in his right knee. The striker will be out for around four weeks.
Damn, Robert Lewandowski out for four weeks! Huge blow for Bayern's Bundesliga and Champions League ambitions as well as his hunt of Gerd Muller's 40-goal record...
BREAKING: Robert Lewandowski has been ruled out for around four weeks after suffering sprained ligaments in his right knee
Lewandowski looks set to miss the following fixtures 
Bundesliga Away | RB Leipzig 
UCL Home | PSG 
Bundesliga Home | Union Berlin 
UCL Away | PSG 
Bundesliga Away | Wolfsburg 
Bundesliga Home | Bayer Leverkusen 
Bundesliga Away | Mainz 
He still needs five goals to equal Gerd Muller's record of 40 in a Bundesliga season