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Record-hunting Lewandowski leaves Bayern Munich training early

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In this handout picture released on November 24, 2020 by FC Bayern Munich, Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski attends a training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League match Bayern Munich v Salzburg in Munich, southern Germany. (Photo by Marco Donato / various sources / AFP) /

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who is one short of the Bundesliga’s all-time goal record with two games left, broke off team training early on Thursday, the club has confirmed.

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Lewandowski has scored 39 league goals this season – one short of Gerd Mueller’s Bundesliga record of 40 set in 1971/71.

However, Bayern’s star striker only trained for 40 minutes on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s away match at Freiburg.

In a statement, Bayern said Lewandowski “trained a little shorter than the rest of the team” because of his workload having been sidelined for three weeks in April by a knee injury.

However, German daily Bild reported the star striker suddenly pulled up and had to stop training, while looking visibly annoyed.

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Both Bild and magazine Kicker say Lewandowksi left the training pitch accompanied by team doctor Jochen Hahne and physio Gianni Bianchi.

It was the first day of a special training camp which Bayern, who were confirmed Bundesliga champions for the ninth straight season last weekend, are holding in Grassau am Chiemsee, near Munich.

All top-flight German league clubs are holding a quarantine camp for the last two matches of the season in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

After this weekend’s away game at Freiburg, Bayern host Augsburg week next Saturday in their final league game of the season when they will be awarded the Bundesliga trophy.

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