Robert Lewandowski squandered Borussia Dortmund's best chance of an away goal during last night's Champions League tie against Malaga, skewing his shot out for a throw-in when well-placed eight yards out.

The Manchester United transfer target has been in lethal form for Dortmund this term, leading the Bundesliga scoring charts with 20 goals so far.

And he's been equally as prolific in the Champions League, bagging five goals in nine appearances, but his radar was off in Spain last night.

Good work down the left hand side by Mario Gotze saw the ball squared back across goal for Lewandowski, and Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp surely expected the net to bulge and his troops to trot back to the half-way line.

But the Poland international miscued his effort horribly, sending it off the instep of his right boot and out for a throw-in.

Sir Alex Ferguson has been linked with a move for the 24-year-old for the past few months, and Lewandowski is out of contract at the end of next season.

But on this evidence Manchester United fans must be wondering what's wrong with Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez?

Dortmund and Malaga secured a 0-0 draw at La Rosaleda, and they'll do it all again in Germany next week.


Lewandoski fail by Samu035

In the other quarter-final last night, Real Madrid ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against Galatasaray. 

Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain were the scorers as Jose Mourinho's side took a huge step towards the semi-finals.  

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