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Robert Lewandowski Chases 47-year old Gerd Muller Bundesliga Record

Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski who has scored in every single match he has played across all competitions has been lethal and unstoppable in front of goal this season.

His sublime performances have ensured that he is on course to break Gerd Muller’s record of 40 goals in a single Bundesliga campaign.

 The 31-year-old has also scored in every competitive game in the Champions League  and German Cup this season, making a total of 19 goals in 15 games. 

Lewandowski reached new ground last week by becoming the first Bundesliga player to score in the first nine games of a season, beating the previous best of eight set by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The great Gerd Muller possesses that honour after he plundered 40 goals in 1971-72 and nobody has come close since. 

Aubameyang hit 31 in 2016-17 and Lewandowski’s best attempt so far was 30 in 2015-16 but the Pole is now threatening to go past 40.

Lewandowski is firmly on pace to do exactly that with 13 goals in 9 Bundesliga matches and at present he is averaging 1.44 goals per game after the nine matches. 

If that rate continues he will finish the campaign with a staggering 49 league goals, not only beating Muller’s record but crushing it.

“It’s too early. It’s great to be scoring, and I hope I can keep it up. Then we’ll see.” Lewandowski said when quizzed on the possibility of achieving the impressive and historic feat.

By Gerald Dandah

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