The 28-year-old Polish striker picked up an injury during Bavarian’s 2-0 weekend win over RB Leipzig and will not join his teammates on their flight to Glasgow on Monday.
“Kingsley Coman is on board as FC Bayern begin their journey to Glasgow but (Lewandowski) stays behind in Munich,” The Bundesliga champions confirmed the news in a Tweet on their official account.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) October 30, 2017
Arturo Vidal replaced the Polish against the Red Bulls as Bayern finished the game without a recognised striker on the pitch.
Whatever Celtic will publicly say to the contrary, the Hoops will be delighted they will not have to oppose one of Europe’s best strikers tomorrow night. Lewandowski, who stands at 185cm and weight 79 kg is a goal machine for club and country, and has been in typically brilliant form this season, netting 14 times in 16 appearances across all competition.
Robert Lewandowski has 7.60 WhoScored ratings in the Bundesliga this season and 7.28 in the UEFA Champions League. Suddenly, there is hope for Celtic as Bayern are in worst shape at the moment as the likes of Thomas Muller, Franck Ribery and Manuel Neuer are out of action due to injury crisis. Losing such a key quartet is a major blow to the visitors.