Shock for Bayern in the 3-0 international win of the Poles against Andorra. World footballer Robert Lewandowski had to be replaced after 63 minutes, the double goal scorer (30th, 55th) hobbled off the field. Previously, his opponent Albert Alavedra Jimenez fell on his leg in the penalty area.
“He felt a pain in his knee. Tomorrow we will check whether he is okay,” national coach Paulo Sousa told Polish media after the game. After the substitution, Lewandowski’s knee was immediately cooled and bandaged. “He needs to rest and sleep well now,” Sousa continued.
The concern was also great RTL-Expert Uli Hoeneß in the studio: “My heart stopped. Let’s hope it is nothing worse.” The Bayern honorary president then made several phone calls and announced during the broadcast: “The first prognoses are not quite as bad as they initially looked.” There should be further investigations on Monday.
Lewandowski is in the shape of his life and is irreplaceable for his national team in World Cup qualification as well as for FCB. The Poles will play England in the top match in Group I next Wednesday, while FC Bayern will travel to second place in the Bundesliga RB Leipzig on Saturday. The 32-year-old is still chasing Gerd Müller’s Bundesliga goal record (40 goals). After 26 match days, he has already scored 35 times.