Lewandowski eyes Mueller record

Afp, Berlin

10 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bayern Munich may have wrapped up a record-breaking ninth straight Bundesliga title on Saturday, but sharpshooter Robert Lewandowski still has one more historic target in his sights.

The Polish striker scored a hat-trick in Bayern's 6-0 thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach this weekend, leaving him just one goal short of Gerd Mueller's 49-year-old record of 40 goals in a single Bundesliga season.

Lewandowski, whose tally this term stands at 39, has two more games to equal and break the mark set by Bayern and Germany legend Mueller back in 1972.

"I have to be honest, I am astonished. I thought Mueller's record would last forever and never be broken," Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Sky on Saturday.

"Robert now has two games to equal or even surpass it. It's clear that he will go down in the history of this club."

With 275 goals in 348 games for Bayern and Dortmund, Lewandowski is already the second-most successful striker in Bundesliga history after Mueller.