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Lewandowski: a huge threat to Real Madrid


Lewandowski will play on Tuesday at the Bernabéu in the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Real Madrid (the first leg saw Real Madrid win 1-2 in Munich). I don't think it'll be like the revival of El Cid after his death (where the dead El Cid was mounted on his horse by his wife Jimena to bolster the morale of their troops), but it's clear the Germans see this as their last great hope to turn a tie around that right now looks mighty tough for them.

Lewandowski's shoulder may be sore but he'll play against Real Madrid
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Lewandowski's shoulder may be sore but he'll play against Real MadridGUENTER SCHIFFMANNAFP

Lewandowski is Bayern's goal machine

The big Pole is half of this Bayern outfit. Something that was clear from this, the worst week for Bayern Munich since Ancelotti took charge of the dug-out Guardiola left vacant last sumer.

Against Madrid, Bayern only managed one (a header from Vidal). And against Leverkusen on Saturday, zip all. Nothing. Two games without Lewandowski, just one goal and Robben, Müller and Ribery with nought. The real dangerman in this Bayern side is the big chap from Warsaw. Müller has been shown up in these last two games and so Ancelotti has been forced to tell Lewandowski to leave the shoulder pains at home, grit his teeth and get stuck in in a vital game for Bayern Munich.

Sergio Ramos, key for Real Madrid

Lewandowski, the big number 9, put four past us that terrible night when Madrid played Borussia Dortmund, but I also remember that in the return leg in the Bernabéu, the great Sergio Ramos nullified his threat with a perfect marking performance. The battle on Tuesday will be spectacular. The 1-2 in Bayern doesn't gurantee anything. When we're talking about Madrid or Bayern, there's no result that can't be turned round. That's why Zidane got it spot on in the game in El Molinón, holding back eight starting players (I'm not including Bale because he was out injured, with yet another calf problem).

I don't trust Bayern Munich one bit

Real Madrid have to play against Bayern as if the first leg had been a draw. Zidane's side need to be ambitious. And above all, Ramos and Nacho need to keep a tight guard on Lewandowski. He's going to cause all sorts of trouble. Whether he's got an injured shoulder or not, he's a goal machine. And Ramos can't pick up a card if he wants to play in the semi-final first leg. But first we need to take care of Bayern. I don't trust them one little bit.

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