Bayern Munich

Lewandowski fit to pursue Gerd Muller's Bundesliga record

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski trained on Friday and will be fit to face Freiburg, head coach Hansi Flick revealed, as he chases the scoring record.

Lewandowski fit to continue record pursuit against Freiburg

Hansi Flick has confirmed Robert Lewandowski is fit to continue his goalscoring record pursuit for Bayern Munich when they play Freiburg on Saturday.

Lewandowski has scored a remarkable 39 Bundesliga goals in 27 matches this season, putting him just one behind the record held by Gerd Müller, who netted 40 times in the league during the 1971-72 campaign.

There were fears Lewandowski – who recently returned from a month out with a knee injury suffered while on international duty with Poland - could miss the clash with Freiburg after he made an early exit from a session at the club's training camp on Thursday.

But Flick revealed the striker is ready to go after playing a part in Friday's session and said helping him to the milestone is one of his last remaining targets before he leaves the club.

Flick: "Lewy's 40 goals are next"

"Lewy took part in the training and is available," Bayern coach Flick told reporters, with Freiburg and then Augsburg the final opponents for Bayern this season after Lewandowski scored a hat-trick in a 6-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach last time out.

"The focus is on finishing the season well. We can reach 80 points - that's our goal

"Lewy's 40 goals are next. If we can do both, that would be incredible and we will do everything to achieve it.

"If we can achieve both, it would be an outstanding thing, but to do that we have to deliver top performances twice.

"If the team implements what we set out to do, then Lewy will also benefit from it. You saw against Gladbach that the players are looking for him and support him

"Lewy has also assisted a goal, so it's about giving and taking."

Alexander Nübel, who has been linked with a loan move to Monaco at the end of the season, is poised to start in goal for the first time in the Bundesliga this season as Manuel Neuer is rested.

Bayern have only lost one of their last 35 Bundesliga games against Freiburg, though that was – like this upcoming clash - on matchday 33 back in 2015.

Since a 0-0 draw with RB Leipzig in May 2019, Bayern have scored in each of their last 33 Bundesliga away games to equal the top-flight record they set between 2012 and 2014.