For 75 minutes, Chelsea managed to keep Robert Lewandowski off the scoresheet. Of course, he had assisted two goals by that time, but still, it was at least a minor achievement.
But then he scored to truly end Chelsea’s hopes in this tie — in the off chance of miracle, this is reverse psychology — and scored a goal himself to make it 3-0. It was right on time, as everything Lewandowski does, is: he’s averaging a goal every 74 minutes this season. That’s an average normally seen in low sample size cases. Lewandowski has played 2873 minutes! That sure is a lot of goals! (39 to be exact, in 33 appearances, 11 in 6 Champions League games now this season.)
Want to know something even more impressive?
At some point in last night’s game, the 31-year-old (31!) fractured his tibia at the left knee joint! Yeah, that dude played with a broken knee. And still got a goal and two assists!
Lewandowski is expected to spend the next 10 days in a cast and ultimately miss about a month, which will include the return leg against Chelsea. Bayern’s lead seems insurmountable of course, but we can always hope for a miracle.