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Muller backs Lewandowski to outshine Messi against Barca

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Thomas Muller has backed his teammate Robert Lewandowski to take centre-stage over Lionel Messi when Bayern meet Barca in the quarter-finals.

Thomas Muller is counting on team-mate Robert Lewandowski to dominate the headlines when Bayern take on Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Polish forward has been in fine form this season, scoring a whooping 53 goals in all competitions so far. His recent brace against Chelsea on Saturday night took him to 13 goals in only seven Champions League games this term.

But with his next outing set to be against Lionel Messi and company, Lewandowski could well be out-shined by the Barcelona captain.

The little magician showed his class once again with a brilliant solo goal against Napoli, making many hint he was all fired up to cover up for Barca’s domestic slump this season.

It’s never easy to out-shine Messi but Thomas Muller believes Bayern will ‘help’ Lewandowski do just that when they clash on Friday the 14th of August.

“Messi also played very well today. But it’s up to Lewy and us to answer this question in Lewy’s favour on Friday.” Muller was quoted by the Daily Mail after his side’s 4-1 victory against Chelsea.

Regardless, Muller insists Bayern will not take Barcelona for granted when they meet.

“Barca may not have won the Spanish championship and they have certainly revealed some problems.”

“But anything can happen in these knockout games. Any run can end there if you have a bad day.” 

Lewandowski is just about the best forward in world football right now.