Lewandowski to miss Bayern's second-leg clash with PSG

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Robert Lewandowski (L) of Bayern Munich vies with Andreas Bouchalakis of Olympiacos during a UEFA Champions League group B match between FC Bayern Munich of Germany and Olympiacos Piraeus of Greece in Munich, Germany, on Nov. 6, 2019. (Photo by Philippe Ruiz/Xinhua)

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has confirmed that he won't be ready to play in the second Champions League quarterfinal clash against Paris Saint-Germain.

On Wednesday evening the team coached by Mauricio Pochettino took a decisive 3-2 victory in Munich in the first leg as Kylian Mbappe led the team to beat Bayern by scoring twice. The German champions had to play without their best striker Lewandowski after the Pole had caught an injury during the World Cup qualifier against Andorra.

The Bavarians hoped that Lewandowski would be ready for revenge against PSG on April 13. However, as it turned out, the striker won't help Hansi Flick's team at the Parc des Princes. Lewandowski claimed that "it's too early to return" in his interview for Sky Sports on Wednesday evening.

"Of course it's not a good feeling to watch Bayern games and I'd rather be on the pitch. But it is what it is. I'm doing everything I can to come back. It will only happen when I feel really good," the player said.

"Neymar and Mbappe are of course top players. This is a challenge to our defense. I keep my fingers crossed for Thomas Muller to score more goals," Lewandowski added. 

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