Bayern Munich’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring his second goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match Hamburg HSV vs Bayern Munich in Hamburg, north Germany on January 22, 2016. / AFP / John
Bayern Munich for Robert Lewandowski is wary of the pace of his opposite number at Dortmund Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of tomorrow’s Bundesliga clash.
Both strikers played together at Dortmund before the Polish international switch to the Bavarians however, Aubameyang has flourished in his absence and has scored 22 league goals this season so far.
However, Lewandowski believes that Bayern Munich’s key to beating their opponent is finding a way to cage the Gabonese who is currently in a very rich vein of form.
“He already showed last season that he is able to score a lot of goals but this year he surprised me a bit,” the striker told Goal. “Dortmund are doing really well on the attack and they always can bank on Aubameyang. He is a great player, especially in terms of his pace. You mustn’t give him any space in the box or he’ll score.
“His pace is unbelievable. You don’t have a chance to catch him in his first 10 or 20 metres. Once he’s gone, you can forget it. He is in great form and he shows it every game.”
Dortmund closed the gap on Bayern Munich to five points after the Bavarians suffered their first defeat in 2016 at home to Mainz.