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Flick backs Lewandowski to challenge Gerd Muller’s record

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Hansi Flick insists Robert Lewandowski has what it takes to challenge Gerd Muller’s record of scoring the most goals in a single Bundesliga season.

Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring from the spot before Benjamin Pavard added another to round off a 2-0 win for Bayern Munich against Union Berlin on the weekend, the second match-day after Bundesliga made its return.

The Polish marksman’s strike saw his tally rise up to an incredible 26 goals in just 24 league games this season. Also, it saw him hit the 40-goal mark in all competition for a fifth consecutive season.

Playing for Bayern in 1971-72, the legendary Gerd Muller managed to record as astonishing 40 goals in a single Bundesliga season.

While Lewandowski is in supreme form and his goalscoring abilities cannot be questioned, it would still be quite a task for him to match or surpass Muller’s record despite the fact eight matches are yet to be played before this season ends.

But Hansi Flick is convinced the 31-year old is capable of challenging the record. As Goal reports, he said: “Lewy makes a good impression, I think he is in top form.

“Today we failed to incorporate him into our game as much and we have to do that better in general in our offensive game.

“He scored again, is at 26 goals, and has eight games left to break Gerd Muller’s record. That is not going to be easy but he has the quality. If someone can do it, it’s him.”

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