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Bayern star Lewandowski catches up with ex-coach Heynckes – Transgaming

by: Adam Smith

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Bayern star Lewandowski catches up with ex-coach Heynckes

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Bavarian striker Robert Lewandowski not only scored his season goals 17 and 18 in the 6-1 victory over Bremen on Saturday, but now has a total of 220 Bundesliga goals. The Poles captured their former coach Jupp Heynckes on the perpetual list of goal scorers in the German House of Lords.

Heynckes had also scored 220 goals for Borussia Mönchengladbach and Hannover 96. Together with 74-year-old Lewandowski now shares third place on the everlasting list of goal scorers.

In front of the two now stands only Klaus Fischer (268 goals) and Gerd Müller (365 goals). The latter, however, remains unattainable forever.

Lewandowski has now scored 146 of his 220 Bundesliga goals for Bavaria. The remaining 74 go to 31-year-old Poland for Borussia Dortmund.

"Catching up on such a legend is a great honor and I'm very happy. He was also my coach and we worked really well together. So I'm a little sorry, but it's football," Lewandowski said after the game.

The four-time Bundesliga top scorer is 18 goals after 15 match days two goals ahead of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig (16). Lewandowski is two games away from the winter break, just two goals away from the leader of the first ever scorer, Gerd Müller. The former Bayern striker scored 20 goals in the 1968/69 season for the first 17 match days.

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