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Bayern's Lewandowski breaks Mueller's 49-year league record

May 22, 2021 21:14 IST

Robert Lewandowski

IMAGE: Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their fifth goal. Photograph: Christof Stache/Reuters

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, on Saturday, broke Gerd Mueller's 49-year-old Bundesliga goal-scoring record for a season when he scored in the last minute of their last match of the season, a 5-2 win over Augsburg, taking his tally to 41 goals, one more than the former Bayern great.


The Poland striker is already second on the all-time scorers list in the Bundesliga, with 277 goals now, behind only Mueller's 365. Mueller set the previous record in the 1971/72 season with 40 goals, which Lewandowski equalled last week.

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