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Before this tempting Bayern-Barça, all cameras were focused on Robert Lewandowski’s return to Bavaria. Sold for 45 million euros last summer, the 34-year-old Pole proved that the management of Barcelona was right to invest such a large amount in a striker who was considered old. No, the second Ballon d’Or 2021 is not on vacation in Barcelona and has not finished making life difficult for his rivals.

This is a fact: Ronald Koeman’s time as coach of Barça between the summer of 2020 and October 2021 was not a success. Therefore, the Batavian technician should refrain from commenting on the various choices made by the new management during this last market transition. But Rambo preferred to give his opinion on the Esports 3 channel “Lewandowski is a good player, a sure scorer, but he is of a certain age. 35 years? (In fact, 34 since August and 33 at the time of his signing, Ed) I have doubts about paying 50 or 60 million for a player, more than the salary. He probably has two more years. There are many doubts. » A little over two months later, doubts disappear when seeing the attacking contribution of the number 9, whose Barça record already amounts to 9 goals and 2 assists in 6 games in the shirt. blaugrana. In their time, neither Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo nor Atlético’s Radamel Falcao had such a good start in La Liga.

The good king Robert put his tunic outside


Truth be told, seeing Lewandowski at 1.50 goals per game is not a surprise in itself. In Munich, the Polish scoring machine has already scored more goals than in three consecutive seasons: 34 goals in 31 games in 2019-2020, 41 goals in 29 games in 2020-2021 and 35 goals in 34 games in 2021-2022. Not even Erling Haaland can boast such a performance. Therefore, Lewy’s return to the Allianz Arena will be closely scrutinized to see if the striker has done well in changing teams during the summer. “I want Bayern and the public to receive it with gratitudementioned this Monday Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in an interview with ace. Do not forget that he played here for eight years, won everything and scored between 35 and 50 goals per season. Besides, he arrived for free and left for 45 million euros. He contributed to Bayern’s success. » If the sport and economic success seems to be general between Bayern and Lewandowski, the Bavarians continue to find themselves tactically without real size in the center forward position.

Against Inter, Sadio Mané started. Bayern won, but the Senegalese did not score. Barça’s rival whose management of Lewandowski has been crucial to the Catalan’s victory since the start of the season. In the Bundesliga, the people of Munich are looking for a good sailing speed with three consecutive draws and third place in the standings after six days. Inevitably, Lewandowski’s absence will affect this start in diesel mode for a Bayern that is accustomed to the presence of its striker in all compartments of the game. party since the failure Ibrahimović. “It’s not just the goalsexplained Xavi after Barcelona’s great victory in Seville (0-4). There is also his work without the ball, his way of pressing, he is a wonderful reference for us. He is an amazing player, his timing, the solutions he finds. All of these indicate the maturity he exhibits. (…) He is positive for the group, a natural leader, a winner. Even in his training method. For me, it’s amazing that he’s on the team. »

Nagelsmann: ‘I can’t wait to see Lewandowski’

Launched like a cannonball in his season, Lewandowski will meet his former teammates with the desire to improve his individual statistics in the duels between Bayern and FC Barcelona in C1, where the striker has 4 goal and 2 assists in 5 meetings. “I can’t wait to see Lewandowskiwoke up Julian Nagelsmann after the success of his team in Milan last week. This is an exciting game. They started well in the league. For Lewy, we don’t need much analysis for him. Our players already know how good he is. » This weekend against Stuttgart (2-2), the German coach refined his strategy as Barça placed four pawns in Cadiz. “Everyone wants to play on Tuesday against Barcelona and it’s best to win this game at homehe said in a press conference. If someone puts the handbrake against Stuttgart, he can put the handbrake against Barça. » For his part, Lewandowski instead plans to continue climbing the towers.

By Antoine Donnarieix

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