Lewandowski Equals Goal Milestone As Bayern Power Past Bremen

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Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski (L) scores the 0-3 against Bremen’s Czech goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich in Bremen, northern Germany, on March 13, 2021.
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Bayern Munich romped to a 3-1 win at Werder Bremen on Saturday as Robert Lewandowski claimed another goal-scoring milestone in the Bundesliga and hit the woodwork three times in a dynamic display.

Bayern dominated their final fixture before hosting Lazio in the Champions League last 16, second leg on Wednesday holding a 4-1 lead.

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Goals by Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry put Bayern 2-0 up in Bremen before Lewandowski claimed his 32nd league goal this season.

Bremen striker Niclas Fuellkrug came off the bench to score a late consolation goal.

Despite repeatedly hitting the post and crossbar, Lewandowski finally scored with an hour gone to equal Klaus Fischer’s tally of 268 Bundesliga goals.

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Only Bayern legend Gerd Mueller has scored more in Germany’s top-flight with 365 in 427 league games.

Only a superb save from Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka also prevented Lewandowski from scoring with a powerful header late on.

The victory extends Bayern’s lead at the top of the table to five points.

Second-placed RB Leipzig are now under pressure to beat Eintracht Frankfurt at home on Sunday to keep pace with the Bavarians.

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-AFP

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