Robert Lewandowski scored his 50th Bayern goal on Matchday 1. - © gettyimages / Marc Mueller
Robert Lewandowski scored his 50th Bayern goal on Matchday 1. - © gettyimages / Marc Mueller
Bundesliga

Robert Lewandowski: better than Gerd Müller

Robert Lewandowski's hat-trick against SV Werder Bremen on Matchday 1 - the Pole's 48th, 49th and 50th Bundesliga goals - made the FC Bayern München striker the fastest player in Bundesliga history to reach a half-century of goals for a single club.

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Lewandowski only needed 64 matches to reach the landmark, with - by way of comparison - the Bundesliga's all-time leading scorer Gerd Müller requiring 83 games.

You can see the five players to have reached the landmark quickest below, with Mario Gomez, who recently joined VfL Wolfsburg, the only other active Bundesliga player among the top five:

Currently 27th in the all-time Bundesliga scoring chart, if Lewandowski repeats his feat from the 2015/16 campaign - when he scored 30 goals - he would climb to 14th and overtake, among others, Germany legends Rudi Völler, Horst Hrubesch and Uwe Seeler.

Watch: Lewandowski nets treble as Bayern beat Bremen on opening night