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Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller eclipse Gerd Muller, Hoeness

Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski were both on target as Bayern Munich beat Augsburg on Sunday.

Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller's hugely impressive campaign continued as the Bayern Munich stars took their joint tally to 36 Bundesliga goals, the most by a strike duo after 21 games of a season.

Lewandowski scored a brace -- his fourth in his last five competitive games -- and Muller got one as Bayern defeated Augsburg 3-1 on Sunday to restore their eight-point advantage over second-placed Borussia Dortmund.

Their tally surpasses the 35 goals scored by Bayern legends Gerd Muller and Uli Hoeness in the 1972-73 season.

Poland international Lewandowski is now responsible for six of Bayern's seven league goals in 2016, taking his tally to 21 for the campaign in 20 appearances, and overtaking Dortmund's injured attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the Bundesliga's top scorer.

Gerd Muller, with 23 in 1972-73, is the only player in Bundesliga history to have exceeded Lewandowski's total at this stage of the season.

"We need Lewy's goals, he is very important for us," Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said in his postmatch news conference, adding: "It's a big honour for me to be his coach."

Thomas Muller, meanwhile, took his tally for the season to 15 goals with his first in 2016.

The record for the highest goal tally between two players in the Bundesliga is currently held by former Wolfsburg forwards Edin Dzeko and Grafite, who struck 54 goals in the 2008-09 season, bettering the 53 that Hoeness and Muller contributed in 1972-73.


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