Robert Lewandowski breaks Gerd Müller’s single-season goal record

It seemed inevitable for months, but Robert Lewandowski has now officially broken Gerd Müller’s record for most goals in a single Bundesliga season, surpassing the German legend on the final day of the 2020-21 season with his 41st goal of the season. The Bavarians smashed Augsburg to pieces on Saturday in a 5-2 win, in which Lewandowski was far and away man of the match.

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.

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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, leaving it to the final day to break the German legend’s record. Regardless of now achieving the record, it has been a stunning season for Robert Lewandowski and one certainly worth remembering for the Polish striker.

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