With Lewandowski, Bayern has that look of a European champion again. When Bayern Munich last won the Champions League, the focus and strength of that European side was its dynamic wing play. No, Robert Lewandowski wasn’t scoring goals to save Bayern’s blushes, largely because the Polish striker was still smashing goals for Borussia Dortmund under Jurgen Klopp.
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will be involved during Sunday's (26 February) EFL Cup final against Southampton but Jose Mourinho has confirmed Henrikh Mkhitaryan won't be available. Mkhitaryan started in United's Europa League second leg clash away to Saint-Etienne on Wednesday, opening the scoring after just 16 minutes. Mourinho told reporters after the win in France he felt the former Borussia Dortmund star had "no chance" of featuring on Sunday, also fearing Michael Carrick would not recover in time after the midfielder appeared to pick up a calf problem.
It was glaringly clear last night just how much Tottenham Hotspur wanted to beat KAA Gent and reach the last-16 Europa League. When Jeremy Perbet scored the goal that killed the tie, the Spurs players collapsed to the ground. Last season Spurs threw in the towel when they got to Borussia Dortmund in the last-16, playing a second-string team which was unsurprisingly taken to pieces at the Westfalenstadion.