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Jubilation at Stamford Bridge as Bayern star who orchestrated Chelsea's defeat suffers terrible injury





- Robert Lewandowski will miss Bayern Munich's Champions League second leg clash against Chelsea

- The 31-year-old Polish star was on target for his side in their victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

- Bayern's doctor claims the forward fractured his left knee in that crunch clash in London earlier this week

Robert Lewandowski will not be available for Bayern Munich when they battle Chelsea in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash next month.

The 31-year-old helped the Bavarians to a 3-0 victory at Stamford Bridge earlier this week by netting a goal and assisting two others.

Former Arsenal youngster Serge Gnarbry scored the remaining two goals that helped the visitors cruise to convincing win away from home.

After the game, the Bundesliga giants took to social media to confirm that the Polish forward has been injured and will not be available until the later part of the coming month.

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The club's medical team led by doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt revealed that the attacker fractured his left knee.

According to information on Bayern's website, it says the player "a fracture of the tibia at his left-knee joint",

"After 10 days of being immobilised in plaster, build-up training will begin. The total downtime will be around four weeks."

Chelsea will have to give more than 100 percent if they must overturn the result from the earlier fixture - which also includes not conceding at all if they must stand a chance.

They will also hope they can take advantage of the absence of the former Borussia Dortmund star in the March 10 cracker at the Allianz Arena.

Lewandowski is the leading goal scorer in the competition this campaign having scored 11 goals in just six appearances.

The 31-year-old also has 28 goals and three assists in other assists in other competitions - making him one of the lethal strikers in Europe this campaign.

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He has scored a whopping 230 goals and 52 assists in 275 appearances for the German League defending champions across all competitions since he joined them from Dortmund.

His current deal with the Bavarians will run out in the summer of 2023.

Legit.ng earlier reported that three second-half goals from Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski were all Bayern Munich needed to claim their first victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues put up an impressive performance in the first stanza of the encounter to keep the German League giants from finding the back of the net.

Germany international Gnabry broke the deadlock for the visitors from close range six minutes into resumption after superbly combining with Robert Lewandowski in the 51st minute.

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