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Matthaus: Lewandowski world’s best player ahead of Messi

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona, Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich
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Bayern Munich has nothing to fear against Barcelona for they have lost their shine in recent years, according to Lothar Matthaus.

It will be a sight to behold when FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich clash against each other in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Perhaps the part that contributes most to the mouthwatering nature of the match-up is the presence of the two of the finest players of this generation – Robert Lewandowski and Lionel Messi.

Both the players have been enjoying a sublime form this season. Lewandowski is on a red-hot goalscoring streak, having scored 53 in 44 games so far. Messi, meanwhile, has put up a majestic tally of 31 goals and 27 assists.

Lewandowski was widely considered as the front runner to win this year’s Ballon d’Or, but it was canceled due to the pandemic.

Many consider the Argentine to be the greatest footballer not only of this generation but also in all of history.

A former Bayern and Germany star, however, believes the Pole now claims bragging right for being the best in the business.

Lothar Matthaus told Bild: “Messi faces his successor as the best player in the world: Robert Lewandowski. He is the best player, not just the best forward.

“The Barca of today is no longer the same as before. They have Messi, of course. A player like him is always capable of genius. But he alone will not be enough against this Bayern. Barcelona does not scare me.”