The Poland international has improved his season goal to 53 in all competitions. He scored twice and helped two more in a 4-1 victory at the Allianz Arena, which saw Bayern ahead from the last 16 as 7-1 aggregate winners.
Robert Lewandowski is focused only to beat Barcelona
Robert Lewandowski shut out thoughts on individual records and focused on firing Bayern Munich past Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals after another brace in Saturday’s triumph over Chelsea. The Poland international has improved his season goal to 53 in all competitions. He scored twice and helped two more in a 4-1 victory at the Allianz Arena, which saw Bayern ahead from the last 16 as 7-1 aggregate winners. Lewandowski now has 13 goals in seven UEFA Champions League appearances during that time frame, four behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of one season in 2013-14. But the prolific 31-year-old striker has insisted he is more interested in helping his side progress from Friday’s next singles quarterfinals in Lisbon, where Barça awaits after their 4-2 aggregate win over Napoli.
Bayern are better than Barcelona to reach the semifinals
“It is not a goal for me,” Lewandowski told journalists when asked about Ronaldo’s record. “We have another knockout game, and we have to play well as a squad. The most crucial thing is to perform well and advance to the next round. We have to indicate as a team. We are better than Barcelona to reach the semifinals. Barcelona are always dangerous and play fantastic football. We have to be ready from the first minute and show our quality. Lewandowski played directly in every goal for Bayern in their 7-1 aggregate win over Chelsea, scoring one and pairing up Serge Gnabry in February’s first leg at Stamford Bridge. Head coach Hansi Flick was motivated to compliment his entire side, not just only for Lewandowski form. Lewandowski has scored more times in 2019-20 than any other top-five footballer in Europe’s top five leagues.
The club will show great performance against Barcelona
“He netted twice, so it goes without saying what he can do,” said the Bayern coach. “This is what makes Bayern stand out as a team. I was very pleased with 90 minutes from everyone. We wanted to win the match and pick up where we left off. Chelsea have a great team and an unbelievable amount of speed. It would be our fault if we let them play, but the first 30 minutes away were great. The only disharmony for Bayern was the sight of Jerome Boateng with an obvious knee injury in the second half, but Flick is hopeful he would get into a huge showdown next week with Barça. “I don’t think it’s that bad for Boateng,” he said. “That’s the information I got from the medical staff. Benjamin Pavard is also trying everything to be ready.”
“We will prepare for this game like any other. We want to show our strengths again and be 100 percent focused, not only on Lionel Messi but also on every player.”