BERLIN: Robert Lewandowski could start looking for a new record tomorrow night in a bid to overcome Gerd Mueller’s all -time leading goal with 40 goals a season in the Bundesliga.
The Bayern Munich striker scored a hat-trick in last week’s 4-2 win over Dortmund in Germany’s ‘Klassiker’ competition and conceded 31 goals in the league campaign this season.
The result gave the defending champions a two -point advantage in the Bundesliga.
With 10 league games remaining, Lewandowski is just nine goals short of the stunning record Mueller created in 1971/72, with many thinking it would be insurmountable.
Facing Werder Bremen tomorrow, Lewandowski only needs one goal to equal Klaus Fischer’s 268 Bundesliga goals.
Only Bayern legend Mueller has scored more goals in the German major leagues with 365 goals in 427 league games.
Fischer, who played for 1860 Munich, Schalke, Cologne and Bochum between 1968 and 1988, backed Lewandowski to renew Mueller’s record.
“He (Lewandowski) has a big chance,” Fischer told Kicker magazine.
“He needs nine goals in the last 10 games.
“With the way the season has gone so far, you could say it’s realistic.”