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Jun 30, 2020, 6:00:00 AM

Rummenigge Makes Big Claim on Lewandowski

Following Bayern Munich’s big win over Wolfsburg to close out the season, Robert Lewandowski did not pass up the chance to extend his goal tally to 34 with a penalty goal. That allowed him to make a career-high record in most goals scored in a single season with Bayern.

On top of that, they have won the Bundesliga title for the eighth straight time. Lewandowski was also named the Player of the Season while Alphonso Davies earned the Rookie of the Season award. It has been an impressive year for the Bundesliga champions once more, and it is a good time to be a fan for the team.

Lewandowski’s campaign might be the fourth-best for anyone in the history of the league. The Polish star could have been able to make a bigger history by surpassing Gerd Muller’s 40-goal single-season record back in the 1971-72 season. Lewandowski has missed three league games of the season, which hampered his chances of doing so.

Bayern Munich legend and currently the club’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claimed that Lewandowski is no doubt the best striker in the world. That remark came off as soon as the star claimed his fifth Torjagerkanone of his career.

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‘To score 34 goals in one Bundesliga season is an incredible achievement’, Rummenigge said of Lewandowski’s once in a lifetime performance this season with Bayern. ‘Only Der Bomber Gerd Müller has ever scored more goals in one campaign. I'd like to congratulate and thank Robert Lewandowski. He's the best centre-forward in the world’.

That success in the season allowed Bayern to claim its eighth title despite having a managerial change when they fired Niko Kovac earlier in the season. Hansi Flick took over the coaching duties and earned a full-time role during the season pause.

Lewandowski has also tied with Rummenigge on the club’s all-time scoring list. The Bayern chairman’s legendary career saw him draining 162 goals while playing 310 games in the Bundesliga. The Polish captain has matched the same number while playing in just 120 games, fewer than Rummenigge.

This only means that Lewandowski is definitely in for another big season, and he continues to improve dangerously after every season.

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Words: Paul Daniel Flores

Image: PA