Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski is nearing his comeback following a knee ligament injury. - © DFL
Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski is nearing his comeback following a knee ligament injury. - © DFL
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Robert Lewandowski returns to Bayern Munich training following knee injury

Robert Lewandowski returned to training for Bayern Munich on Monday, two weeks after damaging ligaments in his right knee whilst on international duty with Poland.

The 32-year-old completed sprints during an individual session at the club’s Säbener Straße training complex on 12 April, before resuming training with the ball towards the end of the week.

Lewandowski scored twice in his country’s 3-0 win over Andorra in Group I of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 28 March, but was then taken off after 63 minutes.

The 2020 FIFA Men’s Best Player was subsequently ruled out for around a month, and has already missed games against RB Leipzig, Paris Saint-Germain, Union Berlin and Wolfsburg.

Head coach Hansi Flick isn't planning on Lewandowski's involvement against Bayer Leverkusen in midweek, but could welcome him back for the trip to Mainz on 24 April.

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Lewandowski has scored an incredible 35 goals in 25 league matches so far in 2020/21, and had been firmly on course to smash Gerd Müller’s second-season league record of 40 goals from the 1971/72 campaign.

The Bundesliga’s record non-German scorer also leads the race for the European Golden Boot, ahead of Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo (25), Eintracht Frankfurt’s Andre Silva (23), Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (23) and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland (21).

All told, Lewandowski has rattled off 42 goals in 36 competitive games for Bayern in 2020/21. He struck 55 times in 47 outings last term as Bayern won a continental treble.