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Lewandowski nets 40 league goals to level Muller's record

Polish star equals Bayern Munich legend's 40-goal single-season record but 32-year-old striker can improve it next weekend

Can Erozden   | 15.05.2021
Lewandowski nets 40 league goals to level Muller's record

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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski on Saturday equalized the German football legend Gerd Muller's 40-goal single-season record that he has been holding for 49 years.

"HE'S DONE IT! ROBERT #LEWANG40LSKI. @Lewy_Official [Lewandowski] has matched Gerd Muller's legendary #Bundesliga record of 40 goals in a single season," the German Bundesliga said on Twitter to hail Lewandowski.

This season's German champions Bayern Munich, drew with Freiburg 2-2 on Saturday as 32-year-old Lewandowski scored from a penalty kick in the first half.

The Polish star can now break Muller's record that the 75-year-old set in the 1971-72 season.

Bayern Munich will take on Augsburg in the next fixture on Saturday, May 22, at home as the 2020-21 season in the Bundesliga will end after the 34th-week matches.

The 1974 FIFA World Cup winner with Germany, Muller was one of the famous Bayern Munich forwards, who played for the Bavarians in 1964-1979.

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