The 31-year-old picked up a knee injury in the 3-0 Champions League win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and is set to miss the return leg.

Bayern Munich have been dealt a blow in their continuing fight for the Bundesliga title with all the information that Robert Lewandowski is set to miss four weeks with a knee injury.

Lewandowski partially shattered the tibial border in his left knee joint throughout the 3-0 Champions League win over Chelsea on Tuesday night, and will probably miss the return leg consequently.

The Poland international will even miss the DFB-Pokal quarter-final with Schalke, in addition to a number of Bundesliga games.

Bayern face Hoffenheim, Augsburg, Union Berlin and Eintracht Frankfurt in the coming weeks.

He could return after the upcoming global break, with Bayern set to confront Borussia Dortmund at a prospective name shoot-out on April 4.

Bayern direct RB Leipzig by one point at the peak of the table, with Dortmund four points away from the summit.

Lewandowski will expect his time on the sidelines doesn’t affect his own momentum throughout what was a record-breaking season up to now.

Together with 39 goals from 33 matches in all competitions, he’s only four goals away from beating his best-ever reunite in club football and only one off enrolling 40 for the season for the fifth year in a row.

Now, he’s set to spend 10 days in a throw before beginning rehabilitation.

Manager Hansi Flick might need to reevaluate his group in his absence, with Thomas Muller apparently the most natural fit to fill in at centre-forward.

Lewandowski’s injury may also open up an opportunity for 20-year-old Jann-Fiete Arp, who has just returned from injury to attribute for Bayern II from the next branch.

The Pole played an essential role in the resounding victory in Stamford Bridge, establishing both of Serge Gnabry’s goals after half-time before rounding off the win with a close-range finish of his own.

His performance led team-mate David Alaba to announce Lewandowski should be considered together with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo among the game’s modern greats.

“He is a world-class participant and a world-class striker,” Alaba stated.

“We all know he can score goals and he showed a different side of himself now by giving assists. We know he is quite valuable to us and we are thankful to have him in our squad.

“He shows it every weekend — he is among the very best and possibly the best striker in the world. He scores goals in virtually every game and, of course, I think he deserves to be on very top and spoken about with these guys.”