By Jack Bezants for MailOnline
Published: 11:00 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 11:02 BST, 1 October 2019
Time is now of the essence for Robert Lewandowski and it appears that a sense of now or never has provoked a fiercer ruthless streak within him than ever before.
The Poland striker, now 31, set a new Bundesliga record this weekend with his 10th German league goal in only the sixth game of the campaign so far. He has 12 goals in all competitions.
When he lines up at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Tuesday, he'll look across at Harry Kane and know that they hold the outcome of the Group B game.
Robert Lewandowski has scored 12 goals in all competitions for Bayern Munich this season
Harry Kane will spearhead Tottenham's attack against Bayern on Tuesday evening
The closest Lewandowski has come to winning the tournament was in 2013, when his Borussia Dortmund side who were managed by Jurgen Klopp were defeated 2-1 by Bayern in the final at Wembley.
It is a record that mirrors Kane, of course, after Klopp's Liverpool went one better than his 2013 Dortmund side in Madrid last June against Spurs.
And Bayern were defeated 3-1 by Liverpool on their way to glory last season. Lewandowski's side looked to be creaking then - the core of the squad, with the likes of Frank Ribery, Mats Hummels, Manuel Neuer and Lewandowski himself all