Bayern defence braces for return of Barca’s Lewandowski to Munich

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Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann will resolve solely shortly earlier than the sport which central defenders will face Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski as he returns to Munich for their Champions League Group C match on Tuesday.

The Poland ahead, who scored 344 objectives for Bayern in 375 video games throughout his eight years on the membership, joined the Spanish aspect in July in a deal value 45 million euros ($45.63 million). The Bundesliga’s second highest all-time scorer compelled a transfer from Bayern regardless of having a contract till 2023. He criticized the German champions who he stated “tried to discover an argument why they’ll promote me to one other membership as a result of earlier than it was troublesome to clarify possibly to the followers”. Bayern in flip stated the scenario had been brought on by the participant who requested to depart regardless of having a contract, earlier than the 2 sides partially mended ties.

“I’m sure on many positions however not those in central protection but,” Nagelsmann advised a news convention.

He can select between Dayot Upamecano, Matthijs de Ligt and Lucas Hernandez, with the latter having a slight benefit.
“Upa has extra duels towards Lewi within the Bundesliga (when the defender performed for RB Leipzig). He all the time defended nicely towards him however I’ve not determined but,” the coach stated. Nagelsmann stated Lewandowski was nonetheless at a prime degree regardless of his 34 years and anticipated him to maintain scoring a mean of 40 objectives a season. The striker has six LaLiga objectives in 5 matches for Barca to date this season.

“He is their most harmful risk in entrance of aim. I want he can proceed taking part in at this degree for a few years. If he maintains the bodily health he can play for positive just a few extra seasons at this degree. “In the previous few years he has been scoring about 40 objectives a yr. He is on a very good street in the direction of attaining that this season.

“We have to cease passes and crosses to him. But there are a number of different superb gamers in that staff as nicely,” Nagelsmann added.
Bayern, who beat Inter Milan 2-0 away of their Champions League group opener final week, have drawn their final three Bundesliga matches to drop to third place. Saturday’s 2-2 draw at residence to VfB Stuttgart was bitter for Bayern who conceded a stoppage-time penalty equaliser.

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