Bavarian giants Bayern Munich will be up against last year’s finalists Paris Saint Germain this time around in the UEFA Champions League quarter finals. Bayern Munich defeated PSG 1-0 last season to lift the trophy at Lisbon.
Paris Saint Germain will be looking to turn things around this time and will be motivated given the fact that Bayern Munich’s main man Robert Lewandowski is missing. Mauricio Pochettino knows that this is the best time to hurt Munich.
Robert Lewandowski’s absence is a big bonus for Paris Saint Germain
Bayern Munich have confirmed that Robert Lewandowski will be out for four weeks through injury. He had been in terrific form prior to the injury and was only six goals away from breaking Gerd Muller’s 40 goal Bundesliga record.
Robert Lewandowski is ruled out for four weeks by Bayern Munich with sprained ligaments in his knee—he’ll miss both legs of the Champions League quarterfinal against PSG.
However Bayern Munich are not the only ones who are facing absentees. Marco Veratti- Paris Saint Germain’s midfielder has tested positive for covid 19 and will miss the first leg on Thursday night.
Former Bayern Munich player Hamir Altintop believes that Robert Lewandowski’s absence is a huge difference in the game.
“That changes everything,” he says. “Before this news, I thought Bayern Munich over two games were of course favourites. But now, without him, it will be very interesting. And with Neymar back, then that will make it even more difficult.”