Mbappe Analyzes How Lewandowski’s Absence for Bayern Munich Will Impact the Upcoming Champions League Quarter-Final Tie

Bayern Munich officially ruled out Robert Lewandowski for multiple weeks due to a knee injury. The Bundesliga’s current leading goal-scorer will thus miss the upcoming UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg fixture against Paris Saint-Germain.

For Kylian Mbappe, he notes that Lewandowski’s absence for this fixture will be massive. While Lewandowski did not have his way during last season’s Champions League final against PSG, Mbappe sees that the Polish striker is one talent who can score with ease.

Mbappe does not like to root for injuries, but as he told Telefoot, Bayern being without Lewandowski will be a major boost for PSG.

“Of course, we’re not going to be choosy, he’s a great player for them,” Mbappe said. “This is good news for us, even if I don’t like to be happy about other people’s injuries.”

Overall, Mbappe is very much looking forward to posing a grand challenge to the Bundesliga powerhouse.

“It’s a great team, there are only great teams in the Champions League even if Bayern are among the favorites,” Mbappe said. “We are going to go there, we do not have to be ashamed, we will play with our qualities and we will see how far it will take us.”

The first leg of the tie will be coming up this week from Munich, Germany. PSG is aiming for a third ever appearance in the Champions League semifinals.

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