Bayern Munich could be without striker Robert Lewandowski for their Champions League quarter-final first leg at home to Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Lewandowski, who has scored 38 goals in 40 appearances this season, is a doubt after injuring his shoulder on Sunday.

However, Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti, who led Real to their 10th European Cup title in 2014, says the Bundesliga side “can still be strong without him”.

“If he is in pain he won’t play, but it won’t change our strategy,” he said.

“We will decide whether Lewandowski can play on Wednesday. We know how important he is, but it won’t change our self-confidence.”

Ancelotti expects goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to return after a foot injury, but defender Mats Hummels is out after damaging ankle ligaments during Bayern’s 4-1 defeat of Borussia Dortmund.

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