Paris Saint-Germain will travel to Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Against PSG, the European champion in title will be without Robert Lewandowski. An absence commented by the Parisians Kylian Mbappe and Presnel Kimpembe.
Lewandowski’s withdrawal divides PSG
Wednesday will take place a remake of the last Champions League final. Bayern Munich receives Paris Saint-Germain in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. If on the side of PSG Mauricio Pochettino will be deprived of Marco Verratti, Hans-Dieter Flick also counts a big absence for this match. Injured during the international break, Robert Lewandowski is out for this clash. The Polish striker (118 caps/66 goals) suffered a knee injury. This will keep him away from the field for “four weeks”. The 32-year-old forward will also miss the return match at the Parc des Princes. A sad news for Kylian Mbappe, but a very good one for his teammate Presnel Kimpembe.
Lewandowski out, “good news” for Paris
After eliminating Lionel Messi and his Barça, Kylian Mbappe would have liked to face a Bayern with Lewandowski. “I would have preferred Lewandowski to be there. I am a competitor, I like to play against great players. But it doesn’t change much. It’s still a great Bayern,” said the Parisian striker on the Telefoot show. Unlike Mbappe, Presnel Kimpembe is very happy about the absence of the Pole. “We’re not going to be picky: Lewandowski is a great player and his absence is “good” news for us, even if I don’t like to rejoice too much about other people’s injuries,” said for his part the Paris central defender.
Robert Lewandowski is still having a great season with Bayern. Before his injury, he was at 42 goals and 8 assists in 36 games with the Rekordmeister. Without their star striker, the Bavarians dominated their runner-up Leipzig on Saturday on the smallest of scores. As for the Parisians, they lost at home to Lille OSC. Pochettino‘s men will not meet Lewandowski, but they will meet an old friend in this double confrontation. Eric Choupo-Moting, who left PSG last summer, will face his former club.