Lewandowski back on the ball

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Although Robert Lewandowski won’t be able to do what he loves best just yet, it was clear to see the Best FIFA Men’s Player’s delight as he got to touch the ball again on Friday morning. The 32-year-old had the ball at his feet for the first time since straining ligament in his right knee and was able to complete passing and coordination drills in an individual session with fitness coach Simon Martinello, albeit no shots at goal yet.

Next step in comeback

Not forgotten anything: Lewandowski showed off some party pieces with the ball again on Friday.

For Lewandowski, it was the next step towards his comeback from the injury that he suffered at the end of March on international duty with Poland. The centre-forward must still wait a little while for his return to action, though:


Not available for Wolfsburg

Lewy won’t be fit for Wolfsburg, but we’ll have to see how it goes for Tuesday,” confirmed Hansi Flick in Friday’s press conference, looking ahead to Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash and then the match against Bayer Leverkusen three days later. Lewandowski is currently on 35 Bundesliga goals for the season and is still hoping to chase down Gerd Müller’s all-time record of 40 goals in the 1971/72 campaign.

See what else coach Hansi Flick had to say in his press conference ahead of the trip to Wolfsburg:

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