Champions League

Robert Lewandowski: Player Rating and Performance v Lyon

The Polish striker was again in superb form for Bayern as they reached the final of the Champions League

 
10:00am on Thursday 20th August 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Bayern qualified for the final of the Champions League after an eventually comfortable 3-0 win against Lyon, with star striker Robert Lewandowski scoring the third and final goal to seal the victory.

In the first portion of play, Lyon actually looked the more dangerous side and passed up a number of very good opportunities to score, with Karl Toko Ekambi even hitting the post after a mazy run down the right.

Bayern would suckerpunch the French side, though, with Serge Gnabry scoring a beauty with his left foot before earning a second from close range.

Lewandowski would make it 3-0.

What was Lewandowski's overall display like?

📷 Match Snapshot

For a while, it seemed like it would be a frustrating evening for the Bundesliga top scorer, as he got himself into a few cracking positions only to fluff his lines or miss the ball completely.

For Bayern's second goal which was dispatched a few yards out from Gnabry, it only came to pass after Lewandowski somehow managed to miss an open goal, with his smuggled effort failing to cross the line.

A few minutes after that, he failed to convert a Gnabry cross to the back post.

Throughout this time, though, his build up play was fabulous as he dropped deep, allowing both Gnabry and Thomas Muller to sprint in behind for balls over the top. That became one of the major factors of Bayern's attacking arsenal on the night.

⚽ ⏱️ 88' The game was already dead and buried at this point, but Lewandowski earned his place on the scoresheet with two minutes to go, emphatically glancing a header into the bottom corner after a cross from Joshua Kimmich.

Lyon 0-3 Bayern: Full Player Ratings and Statistics

The former Dortmund striker had 57 touches of the ball and misplaced just four passes out of 37, further highlighting his excellent hold up play up top.

He won 9/16 duels and sent 23 passes into the final third, a tally which was only bettered in the two Champions League semis by Angelino of RB Leipzig.

As for touches inside the opposition box, he outperformed everyone with nine.

〽️ Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

In the 8-2 demolition of Barcelona, Lewandowski wasn't actually the star man, earning a good but not spectacular 8.4 FC Rating.

Against Lyon, he boosted himself up to a 9.0 FC Rating.

🗝️ Key Stats

Lewandowski match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating9.0🏆 FC Man of the Match
Mins Played90
Touches57
Touches In Box9Rank #1
Shots4
On Target3
Goals1
Final Third Passes23Rank #1

What Next?

The Champions League final; a very tasty fixture against PSG.

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