Rummenigge: I am convinced Lewandowski will play against Barcelona

The striker suffered a number of broken bones against Dortmund but will play against the Catalans thanks to a mask, while Franck Ribery may be back too

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has indicated that he believes striker Robert Lewandowski will be able to play in the Champions League against Barcelona.

The Poland star was injured in a clash with Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Mitch Langerak in the DFB-Pokal defeat at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday. He has since been diagnosed with a broken upper jaw and nose, not to mention concussion.

As a result, it had been expected that he would miss next month’s semi-final matches against the Liga leaders, yet Rummenigge is optimistic that the 26-year-old, who famously scored four goals in the semi-final first leg against Real Madrid two seasons ago, will be able to feature.

Asked if Lewandowski will play against Barcelona on Wednesday, Rummenigge told B5 Aktuell: “That will be the case – I am pretty convinced of it. He will have an individual mask made and that should ensure he will play against Barcelona.”

While Arjen Robben has been ruled out for the rest of the season, the CEO revealed that Franck Ribery may be able to play some part in next week’s first-leg clash with Barca.

“Our hope is that he can at least make the squad on Wednesday,” Rummenigge added. “Our doctors are working day and night to make this possible.”

Lewandowski & Robben injuries make Barcelona favourites – Alonso

The midfielder admits the mood in the Bayern camp “could be better” but is determined to put their damaging semi-final loss to Borussia Dortmund behind them quickly

Xabi Alonso has claimed the loss of Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben has made Barcelona the favourites for the Champions League semi-final.

Bayern Munich’s season took a huge hit on Tuesday when they were beaten by Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal semi-finals and saw both Robben and Lewandowski succumb to injuries.

The Netherlands international lasted just 16 minutes upon his return to action before sustaining a torn calf muscle, which will keep him out for the rest of the season, while the Poland striker suffered a broken jaw and nose.

Lewandowski says he still hopes to be fit to face Barcelona next week, with Alonso conceding the tie could have swung in Luis Enrique’s side’s favour following the latest fitness blow to hit Bayern.

“Without Lewandowski and Robben, Barca are the bigger favourites,” he was quoted as saying by Marca following Bayern’s training session. “But it’s fine to say that – you have to prove it on the pitch.”

Its a few more days till the match at Camp Nou, i really hope i will be able to play!

— Robert Lewandowski (@lewy_official) April 29, 2015

Alonso says the penalty shoot-out loss to Dortmund has damaged the team’s confidence but insists the newly-crowned Bundesliga champions must look to their league clash with Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday in order to restore belief.

“It’s football and these things happen. We wanted to reach the final and we faced a great rival. When it came to penalties, we took them the worst,” said the former Real Madrid man.

“The mood could be better, but bit by bit we’re going to get it back because we know that we have a great challenge ahead and from tomorrow we have to think about the league. Even though we are champions, we have to do things well, and then we can think about the Champions League game on Wednesday.”

Robben out until next season and Lewandowski suffers broken bones

Pep Guardiola will be without the Dutch forward for the rest of 2014-15, while the Poland international also faces a spell on the sidelines

Bayern Munich have lost two star forwards due to injury with Arjen Robben out of action for the rest of 2014-15 campaign due to a calf tear and Robert Lewandowski having sustained a broken jaw and nose on Tuesday.

Robben, 31, started on the bench for Bayern in their DFB-Pokal penalty shoot-out defeat to Borussia Dortmund after a five-week spell on the sidelines due to an abdominal injury.

The Netherlands international came on to replace Thiago Alcantara in the 68th minute, but was forced off again only 16 minutes later.

Head coach Pep Guardiola already confirmed after the final whistle that Robben had to make way for Mario Gotze due to a calf injury and further examination on Wednesday has revealed that the Dutchman will be forced to watch the remainder of the season from the sidelines.

Arjen #Robben has a tear in his left calf muscle. His season is over.

— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) April 29, 2015

Lewandowski, meanwhile, was taken off in the closing stages of extra-time after a collision with BVB goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak.

The Poland international, 26, was taken to hospital after Tuesday’s match and Bayern have now revealed that the prolific attacker has suffered multiple injuries.

The former BVB man has broken his upper jaw, his nose and has also been diagnosed with a concussion.

Robert #Lewandowski has broken his upper jaw and his nose. He also has a concussion. It doesn’t get much worse than that.

— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) April 29, 2015

Nevertheless, Guardiola also received some good news from the treatment table ahead of the Champions League semi-final tie with Barcelona as Thiago Alcantara has made it clear he did not pick up any serious injury against Dortmund, while FCB are confident Franck Ribery will play against Barca after making progress in his recovery from an ankle injury.

Robben out until next season; Lewandowski diagnosed with broken jaw and nose

Pep Guardiola will be without the Dutch forward for the rest of 2014-15, while the Poland international also faces a spell on the sidelines

Bayern Munich have confirmed that Arjen Robben will be out of action for the remainder of the 2014-15 campaign after suffering a tear in his left calf muscle in the DFB Pokal semi-final match against Borussia Dortmund, while Robert Lewandowski sustained a broken nose and jaw in Tuesday’s encounter at the Allianz Arena – which ended 1-1 after 90 minutes before BVB eventually emerged victorious after penalties.

Robben, 31, returned to the Bayern squad for Tuesday’s match after a five-week spell on the sidelines due to an abdominal injury and started the game from the bench.

The Netherlands international came on to replace Thiago Alcantara in the 68th minute, but was forced off again only 16 minutes later.

Head coach Pep Guardiola already confirmed after the final whistle that Robben had to make way for Mario Gotze due to a calf injury and further examination on Wednesday has revealed that the Dutchman will be forced to watch the remainder of the season from the sidelines.

Arjen #Robben has a tear in his left calf muscle. His season is over.

— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) April 29, 2015

Lewandowski, meanwhile, was taken off in the closing stages of extra time after a collision with BVB goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak.

The Poland international, 26, was taken to hospital after Tuesday’s match and Bayern have now revealed that the prolific attacker has suffered multiple injuries.

The former BVB man has broken his upper jaw, his nose and has also been diagnosed with a concussion.

Robert #Lewandowski has broken his upper jaw and his nose. He also has a concussion. It doesn’t get much worse than that.

— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) April 29, 2015

Nevertheless, Guardiola also received some good news from the treatment table ahead of the Champions League semi-final tie with Barcelona as Thiago Alcantara has made it clear he did not pick up any serious injury against Dortmund, while FCB are confident Franck Ribery will play against Barca after making progress in his recovery from an ankle injury.

BREAKING NEWS: Robben out until next season

Pep Guardiola will be without the Dutch forward for the rest of 2014-15 due to the winger picking up another injury against Dortmund

Bayern Munich have confirmed that Arjen Robben is out for the rest of the season with a calf injury picked up in Tuesday’s DFB-Pokal defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

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