Watch: Lewandowski gets 41st goal of 2020-21 and breaks Bundesliga record
Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski waited until the final minute of 2020-21 to break Gerd Muller’s Bundesliga goal-scoring record for a single season.
Bayern, who had already wrapped up their ninth consecutive Bundesliga title, faced Augsburg in their last game of the campaign and raced into a four-goal lead before half-time.
After Augsburg pulled two goals back in the second half, Lewandowski pounced on a loose ball in the box and made it 5-2 in the 90th minute.
The striker now has 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga appearances in 2020-21, beating Muller’s record of 40 goals that was set in 1971-72.
“I was lucky enough to play with Gerd Muller for five years,” Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently told Wirtualna Polska. “He was amazing. With zero chances, he could score two goals. He lived to score goals.
“Robert is different, he is more of a team player, more involved in the team’s game than Gerd, who was the king of the penalty area.
“So, from a purely football point of view, Robert has more to offer, but both are great legends. And I am happy that I have established a good relationship with them.”
He’s done it!! 41 GOALS! 🤩
Robert Lewandowski breaks Gerd Müller’s all-time Bundesliga goal tally for a single season! ⚽
Record-breaker. History maker. Legend. 🤜🤛 pic.twitter.com/61YqpTbJoP
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 22, 2021