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‘Lewandowski is no doubt the best striker in the world’

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The 2019-20 Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski is “the best centre-forward in the world”, according to Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Lewandowski scored a second-half penalty as Bayern, already confirmed as champions for an eighth successive season, thrashed Wolfsburg 4-0 to finish their league campaign on a high.

That took the 31-year-old’s tally for the season to 34 – six more than RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner. That tally also meant it was the Polish striker’s best ever return in the German top flight.

Following yet another brilliant individual season, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hailed Lewandowski as the best forward in the world.

“To score 34 goals in one Bundesliga season is an incredible achievement,” Rummenigge told Bayern’s official website.

“Only ‘Der Bomber’, Gerd Muller, has ever scored more goals in one campaign.

“I’d like to congratulate and thank Robert Lewandowski. He is the best centre-forward in the world.”

Lewandowski missed three out of his side’s 34 games this season and even claimed he could have scored more.

“Unfortunately I missed three matches this campaign,” the 31-year-old added.

“I am very pleased with the 34 goals, but of course thanks must go to the team.”

Lewandowski’s fifth top scorer award means he now has Gerd Muller in his sights, with the Bayern legend having finished as the leading marksman on seven occasions.

Lewandowski has scored an impressive 236 goals for Bayern, meaning only two men in Muller and Schalke great Klaus Fischer have found the net more often in the history of Germany’s top flight.