BERLIN – Bayern Munich traveled to Barcelona on Tuesday in the company of Robert Lewandowski and “unconditionally positive feelings” ahead of the first leg of the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday.
Lewandowski said before getting on the plane in Munich that he will decide on Wednesday whether he will play at Camp Nou with the protective face mask he donned in Monday’s training session.
The Polish player fractured his nose and jaw during the semifinals between DFB-Pokal and Borussia Dortmund, so his comfort with the mask will determine if he plays or not.
Thomas Muller, Bayern’s top scorer in the championship, expressed confidence in the team’s chances the second leg at the Allianz Arena in Munich next Tuesday.
Sebastian Rode could not travel to Barcelona due to muscle problems, adding him to the injured list that includes Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, David Alaba and Holger Badstuber.