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Lewandowski up to speed for the Champions League

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FC Bayern begin the final phase of this year's Champions League season with the last 16 second leg against Chelsea on Saturday evening at home in the Allianz Arena. With a clear 3-0 win in the first leg at the end of February before the coronavirus break, the German record champions are in an excellent starting position for the game in Munich. Robert Lewandowski with one goal and two assists, and double goal scorer Serge Gnabry were the outstanding players in the game at Stamford Bridge.

Golden boot in three competitions possible

It goes without saying that the newly-crowned Bundesliga top scorer would like to continue his outstanding season on Saturday. In addition to his 34 goals in the league, he has scored eleven times in the Champions League, making him the highest scorer in the competition. And after becoming top scorer in the DFB Cup at the beginning of July with six goals, there's every chance he could win a personal treble.

Extra shifts for success

On Thursday morning, the 31-year-old brought himself up to speed and after the tactical team training, he put in an extra shift with some teammates to work on finishing. If Lewandowski repeats his previous top form after a long break in competition, more records will be in store for him.

The exceptional striker has found the net in all six of his appearances this season, making him the first Bayern striker ever to score in six Champions League games in a row. He already has a personal record with eleven goals and will increase this to a club record with another strike against Chelsea. Mario Gómez is the current club leader, scoring twelve times for the record champions in the 2011/12 season.

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