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Robert Lewandowski’s status unknown ahead of Real Madrid match

Everybody ready to scream?

Bayern Muenchen v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images Fuer MAN

When Robert Lewandowski crashed into the pitch Saturday after being up ended by Roman Burki, every Bayern fan held their collective breath with Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Real Madrid on the horizon.

It’s time to let out that breath in a scream. Lewandowski’s availability for the opening leg of the Real Madrid fixture is unknown after suffering a bruised shoulder that has kept him unable to fully participate in practice the last three days.

Lewandowksi participated in the first 20 minutes of Bayern’s team training on Tuesday, but was unable to complete the session with the rest. Lewandowski made it through the first 15 minutes where press were able to observe the practice, but went off shortly thereafter.

Cue the deserved and rampant speculation.

For Bayern Munich, losing Robert Lewandowski would be a massive blow against Real Madrid. While they have Thomas Müller fit and healthy, there is no real way of replacing Lewandowski. The Polish striker has notched 38 goals across all competitions this season and arguably the most important component under Ancelotti not named Thiago.

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