Lewandowski equals Gerd Muller’s 49-year-old Bundesliga record….


Robert Lewandowski has equalled Gerd Muller’s 49-year-old Bundesliga record for the most goals scored in a single campaign after he netted in Bayern Munich’s draw with SC Freiburg.

The striker has now scored 40 goals in 28 league games this season. Muller averaged a goal every 77 minutes when he set the Bundesliga record in 1972 but Lewandowski did so with an average of a goal every 58 minutes. He has netted in 18 of his past 19 Bundesliga appearances. The only team during that run Lewandowski failed to score against was Hertha Berlin on 5 February. Lewandowski celebrated the goal by lifting up his playing top to show a T-shirt underneath with Muller’s face on and the words “4ever Gerd”. His team-mates then quickly formed a guard of honour near the touchline opposite staff members while Lewandowski celebrated with his arms outstretched. The Poland international is the first player to reach 40 goals in a single season in one of Europe’s top five leagues since Luis Suarez for Barcelona in 2015-2016. Lewandowski’s record-equalling goal came from the spot in the 26th minute to put champions Bayern ahead before SC Freiburg defender Manuel Gulde equalised three minutes later. He┬ácan still break the record in the final league game of the season at home to FC Augsburg on Saturday, 22 May.

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