Lewandowski fit for final go with Dortmund in German Cup final

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp says Robert Lewandowski is fit to play in what will be his final match with the club before he is set to join Bayern Munich for next season.
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski scored 74 goals in 131 Bundesliga matches for Borussia Dortmund. Saturday's German Cup final will be his last appearance with the club. Bernd Thissen / EPA
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski scored 74 goals in 131 Bundesliga matches for Borussia Dortmund. Saturday's German Cup final will be his last appearance with the club. Bernd Thissen / EPA

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has said Poland striker Robert Lewandowski is set to face future employers Bayern Munich in Saturday’s DFB-Pokal (German Cup) final in Berlin despite a calf knock.

The 25-year-old, this season’s Bundesliga top-scorer with 20 goals in 33 league matches, suffered the injury after scoring twice in last Saturday’s 4-0 league win at Hertha Berlin.

He sat out training on Thursday as “more of a precaution” and Dortmund Klopp’s confirmed his star striker will be fit to make his final appearance in the Dortmund shirt before leaving to join Bayern next season.

“We were very careful with him, he’ll be ready to race on Saturday,” added Klopp.

Lewandowski has said he wants to bow out after four years at Dortmund with another title having scored a hat-trick in Borussia’s 5-2 drubbing of Bayern in the 2012 final.

“This is not the time to talk about memories, but Robert has had a perfect development in Dortmund and I hope it will not be the end,” said Klopp.

Australia goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak, who has been included in the Socceroos’ provisional World Cup squad, will miss the cup final as Dortmund’s reserve goalkeeper after damaging knee ligaments.

But the 25-year-old does not need an operation and is expected to be fit for Brazil.

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Published: May 17, 2014 04:00 AM

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