Poland set to welcome back ‘best player in the world’ Robert Lewandowski

Striker to return against Austria after thigh injuryLewandowski missed opening defeat by Netherlands

Robert Lewandowski is ready to hand Poland a major boost by returning to action against Austria on Friday, with Wojciech Szczesny adamant their record goalscorer’s mere presence on the pitch will strike fear into their opponents.

Lewandowski missed their Group D opener against the Netherlands on Sunday owing to a thigh problem but is in line to start in a game Szczesny labelled “our little final”. Lewandowski sustained the injury in their final warmup match, against Turkey, before the tournament but has trained in recent days and is expected to lead the line in Berlin.

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