Muller Impels Lewandowski to Outshine Messi

Bayern Munich captain Thomas Muller has urged red-hot sensational striker, Lewandowski, to outclass Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi, in the game’s greatest attackers next week.

Bayern Munich did the double over Chelsea who were expecting a miraculous performance to overturn a 3-0 deficit at Stamford Bridge in order to secure qualification to the champions league quarter final.

Bayern Munich Muller
Bayern Munich Muller

Lewandowski was the tormentor in Chief both at Stamford Bridge and at Allianz arena. He either scored or assisted in all the seven goals scored against Chelsea.

Messi and Lewandowski have enjoyed a great season individually in front of goal with the duo winning their respective league’s Golden Boot.

However, Lewandowski’s goal helped the Bravarians clinch the Bundesliga title but Messi’s goal could only help his team finish below Spanish rival, Real Madrid.

Barcelona have also secured qualification to the quarter-finals after they claimed a 3-1 victory over Napoli – with Lionel Messi once again proving key as he scored a sublime goal.

The Bundesliga champions will now face the five time ballon d’Or winner’s side.

Muller was asked at the post-match interview on Saturday which player he believed was the better all-round attacker right now and seemed to back Lewandowski to provide the answer in their next match.

“We’ll see that on Friday. Lewy will have to answer this question,” Muller told reporters.

“Messi also played very well today. But it’s up to Lewy and us to answer this question in Lewy’s favour on Friday.”

Bayern Munich Lewandowski
Bayern Munich Lewandowski

When quizzed about Barcelona’s form, Muller added: “Barca may not have won the Spanish championship and they have certainly revealed some problems, but anything can happen in these knockout games. Any run can end there if you have a bad day.”

Bayern manager Hansi Flick also heaped praises on his lethal front man, Lewandowski, in his role in his side’s win over Chelsea.

“We would not mind if he continued like this. He showed again today how important he is for us,” Flick said.

“He not only scored two goals, but also assisted two goals. We are very happy that we have him in our team.

“I was a little more tense than usual. I had a lot of respect for Chelsea because the team is very speedy. Chelsea have a very exciting team with many young, talented players and I am excited to see how the next few years will look.

“I was very happy with the way we came back after the short break. We were very dominant in the first 30 minutes, that was really good. In the second half we got the game back on track and earned this win.”

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