Robert Lewandowski created history as he broke the 49-year-old record held by Gerd Muller in the final minute of the season. His 41st goal in Bundesliga this season helped him overtake Muller’s record of the most goals by a player in a single Bundesliga season.
What makes this record more incredible was the number of games it took for the Polish striker. While Gerd Muller set the top-scoring record in the 1971/72 campaign, it took him 34 games to score 40 goals. Lewandowski on the other hand played only 29 matches to outscore the legendary German.
His 41 goals this season also meant that he won the European Golden Boot for the season. This is yet again an impressive feat because other top leagues in Europe have a 38 match season while in Bundesliga it is just 34 matches. Lewandowski also became the first Bundesliga player to win the European Golden shoe after Gerd Muller in the 1971/72 season.
A remarkable season saw the Poland captain scoring 5 hattricks in the league. Lewandowski has now played a total of 350 games for both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. In this time he has scored 277 goals and is second in the all-time goalscorers list behind Gerd Muller in the Bundesliga.
Lewandowski who started the match on 40 goals had to fight hard to break the record. It took him till the 90th minute to finally create History. In the final match of the season in Bundesliga, Bayern Munich signed off in style thrashing Augsburg 5-2.
In a match that had plenty of goals, Lewandowski seems to be the only one who couldn’t score. Bayern Munich scored 4 goals in the first half, yet the Polish international was not able to be on the scoresheet. However, this was due to the excellent work of Augsburg goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz.
The Polish goalkeeper saved six shots taken by his compatriot Lewandowski. However, Lewandowski never gave up, in the 90th minute, Leroy Sane took a shot from just outside the box. Gikiewicz dived in to save it only to push the ball into the path of Lewandowski. The Poland international took a touch to take it away from the goalkeeper and scored, breaking Muller’s record.
Robert Lewandowski has gone from strength to strength in the last few seasons. He scored 55 goals for Bayern Munich last season in all competitions, he has added 48 goals to that tally this season. But for the 32-year-old his next objective will be to lead his national team in Euro 2020. Poland will be one deadly team to face with Lewandowski leading the line.