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Just imagine if Lewandowski didn’t play with a broken knee against Chelsea!

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1 goal and 2 assists and 1 fractured tibia

Chelsea FC v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg Photo by Federico Guerra Moran/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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!

I mean come on ... talk about levels! (And talk about looking to your opposite number to see where you need to be.)

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.