Bayern Munich talisman, Robert Lewandowski, has equalled Gerd Muller’s record for most goals scored in a Bundesliga season.
The Polish striker finished off a penalty in Bayern’s 2-2 draw against SC Freiburg; scoring his 40th goal in 28 league games this season.
Lewandowski’s goal ensured that the Bavarians have now scored in 34 consecutive away games in the German league. It also meant that the no. 9 has netted in 18 of his last 19 Bundesliga appearances.
Further statistics also suggests that Lewandowski has averaged a goal every 58 minutes this season; bettering Gerd Muller’s 1972 record of a goal every 77 minutes.
He is also the first player to reach the 40-goal milestone in Europe’s top flight leagues since Luis Suarez did so in the 2015/2016 for Barcelona.
Lewandowski was given a guard of honour by his teammates near the touchline; opposite staff members after converting from the spot.
He will also get the chance to break the record in the final league game of the season at home to FC Augsburg next weekend.