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Robert Lewandowski leaves match vs Leipzig with leg injury

The Polish striker did not even wait for the half to run out.

FC Bayern Muenchen v RB Leipzig - Bundesliga Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images

Robert Lewandowski left Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga match against RB Leipzig after suffering what appeared to be a injury to his thigh after scoring Bayern’s second goal.

A perfect pass from Javi Martinez found Lewandowski splitting Leipzig’s defense in the 38th minute. The striker fended off the defenders pursuing him and shot the ball into the corner of the net past Leipzig’s keeper Péter Gulácsi.

After scoring, Lewandowski lingered on the sideline briefly, looking as if he may have injured his leg shooting. He briefly continued to play, but after five minutes requested a sub. Arturo Vidal took his place for the final minute of the half.

Bayern told Sky (the German broadcaster) that it is a muscle injury, but they have not stated how serious the injury is. An official diagnosis will undoubtedly follow today or tomorrow.

Update: light muscular problems

Bayern Munich quickly gave a press release stating that was suffering from “light muscular problems” and had been removed from the game by Heynckes as a precaution three days before Bayern’s Champions League clash with Celtic. Heynckes stated, “I think it’s not so bad.”

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