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Lewandowski says he is a 'long way' from Gerd Mueller's Bundesliga record 40 goals in a season


MUNICH — Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski says he is a "long way" from club great Gerd Mueller's Bundesliga record of 40 goals in a season.

Lewandowski, who has 13 goals from 11 league games so far, says "if I have 30 goals and there are still seven games to the end of the season — then you have perhaps a chance."

Five of the Poland captain's Bundesliga goals came in a nine-minute spell against Wolfsburg.

Mueller, who scored 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga games, set the 40-goal record in 1971-72. Bayern announced last month that the former West Germany great, who turns 70 on Tuesday, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Lewandowski says "he's a legend. When you look at the records you often see his name. It shows what a great player he was."

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