Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski gestures as he scores their first goal that is later awarded after a VAR review in a match against FC Cologne at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany, January 15, 2022. — Reuters pic
BERLIN, April 9 — A late Robert Lewandowski penalty spared Bayern Munich after a below-par performance in their 1-0 home win over Augsburg today, three days before a crucial Champions League tie against Villarreal.
Bayern struggled at the Allianz Arena until a handball by Augsburg defender Reece Oxford resulted in the penalty which Lewandowski tucked away eight minutes from time.
Bayern host Villarreal on Tuesday in the Champions League quarter-final, second leg having lost the first match 1-0 away last Wednesday. — AFP