The agent of Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes confirmed earlier this week that Robert Lewandowski would be joining the German champions - just a day after the club confirmed a deal for the striker's talented Borussia Dortmund team-mate Mario Gotze.

"Bayern have signed Lewandowski," Enrique Reyes told COPE radio. "Yes, right now, they have Lewandowski and Gotze. The problem is that Bayern have a lot of money. They are doing what they did with [former Athletic Bilbao midfielder] Javi Martinez.

"If a club doesn't want to negotiate with you, what do you do? Why, pay the buy-out clause, of course."

Borussia Dortmund fans will be hoping the news is false. The star striker was exceptional against Real Madrid, scoring all four goals for his team to all but seal their place in the final.

The 24-year-old opened the scoring in the eighth-minute, converting an incredible cross from Gotze with a quality finish. Cristiano Ronaldo equalised for the Spanish side following a mistake by Barcelona target Mats Hummels.

Lewandowski restored his side’s advantage after a well-timed move to finish from close range. A great piece of skill coupled with a superb finish put Dortmund 3-1 up and meant Lewandowski completed his hat-trick. 

The Pole went on to score a fourth goal from the penalty spot after Xabi Alonso had fouled Marco Reus - making him the first player to score four goals in a Champions League semi-final match.

Lewandoski had annihilated Madrid. He had outshone Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Mesut Ozil. He had proved his doubters wrong.

Real Madrid will be hoping to secure a three-goal victory over the German side to progress to Wembley. One thing is for sure: Lewandoski has proven himself as one of the best strikers in the world and Dortmund must keep him.

 

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