Robert Lewandowski levels Gerd Müller's 40-goal single-season record
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Robert Lewandowski levels Gerd Müller's 40-goal single-season record

On Saturday, Robert Lewandowski scored his 40th Bundesliga goal of the season, equaling the single-season record set by fellow Bayern Munich legend Gerd Müller in 1971/72.

After 27 minutes of the German champions' game against Freiburg, Lewandowski scored, taking his season total to 40 goals in 28 league games.

Müller's record of 40 goals in 34 matches was set 49 years ago, when he was the Bundesliga's all-time leading goalscorer.

Müller, on the other hand, won the German top flight's top goalscorer award seven times during his Bayern career, which lasted from 1964 to 1979. With 365 goals in 427 games, he is the most prolific striker in Bundesliga history.

With 276/277/278 goals in 349 games, Lewandowski is second on the all-time list, so breaking another long-standing Müller record could be the next challenge for the Poland captain.

When Bayern Munich hosts Augsburg on the final day of the season, the 32-year-old will have one more opportunity to improve his new single-season record.

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