It seemed inevitable for months, but Robert Lewandowski has now officially equaled Gerd Müller’s record for most goals in a single Bundesliga season – 40. The Bavarians failed to beat Freiburg on Saturday in a 2-2 draw, but still had reason to celebrate with Lewandowski’s penalty kick goal to equal the record.
Despite now being 32-years-old, it’s been a season to remember for Robert Lewandowski, and perhaps the best of his career from a personal standpoint. The Polish striker started the season off brightly with a goal and two assists on the opening day against Schalke, and a few weeks later netted his first hat-trick of the season, going one higher to score all four in a 4-3 win over Hertha Berlin. Since then Lewa’s bagged four more hat-tricks, including a 4-2 comeback victory over Borussia Dortmund in early March.
The record could have been in doubt shortly after that stunning performance, with the Polish forward succumbing to injury on international duty at the end of March. He missed almost the whole of April, only to score three goals again in his first home match back from injury in early May. Quite staggeringly, that put Robert Lewandowski within touching distance of Gerd Müller’s insane 40-goal record. On Saturday May 15, the Polish striker equaled that record, and with a match still to go could easily go on again and break it for good. Time will tell when the final matchday is played, but regardless, it has been a stunning season for Robert Lewandowski and one certainly worth remembering.