As Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski scores his 40th goal this Bundesliga season alone, he has also matched a club record.
The striker’s 40th goal of one season has put him on par with Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller.
The prolific Polish striker thus has followed the club efforts of a legendary frontman who played before him in Bavaria.
The Goal Itself
In a goalscoring record, which the Bayern forward now shares with Muller, Lewandowski scored his 40th Bundesliga goal against Freiburg.
He registered 55 goals across all competitions last season and is now up to 45 in the current campaign.
In a fixture with Freiburg, with 26 minutes on the clock, he scored for Bayern from the penalty spot.
But he didn’t just do that- he indeed recorded a historic strike, one matching a club record.
He and Muller are now the only two to record 40 goals in a single, domestic German season.
Upon hitting the back of the net once more, Lewandowski lifted up his top in celebration. He thereby revealed a shirt featuring the face of Muller underneath.
Lewandowski appears to be getting better with age, at the age of even 32-year-old. He shows no sign of slowing down in the final third, nor are injuries any bother.
The History the Goal Made
After Muller, Lewandowski is only the second man to reach the 40-goal mark in a single German top-flight campaign.
Indeed, for the Bayern striker, it is an honour to stand alongside the legend of Bayern past.
He said to the club, as Bayern’s Twitter quoted: “This is a huge honour. For me, but also for the modern history of the Bundesliga. It was a legendary record that stood for a long time.”
“What Gerd Müller achieved was unbelievable,” he went on. “I would never have thought I could have shared a record with him.”