Robert Lewandowski has broken Gerd Muller’s long-standing Bundesliga record for goals scored in a single season with his 41st top-flight goal of the campaign in Bayern Munich’s win over Augsburg.
Fellow Die Roten legend Muller celebrated 40 goals across the 1971-72 campaign.
But his benchmark has finally been surpassed by the brilliant Lewandowski, who had matched Muller with a penalty last weekend in a 2-2 draw at Freiburg.
Lewandowski’s record-breaking moment arrived late on in the 5-2 victory at home to Augsburg, getting the last goal of the game.
For a long period of the game, it appeared as though Lewandowski would fall agonisingly short of sitting out in front on his own.
In total he had 10 shots, six of which were on target, in a game that marked the last of Hansi Flick’s tenure as Bayern head coach.
But finally, with the last kick of the game, Lewandowski’s moment arrived. The prolific Pole reacted fastest when Rafal Gikiewicz could only parry Leroy Sane’s effort, and the striker picked up the ball, rounded the keeper and slotted into an unguarded goal.
Lewandowski removed his shirt in joy then shared an emotional embrace with Flick to celebrate a momentous goal.