BEVERLY HILLS, May 14, (THEWILL) – After casting aside injury concerns that forced him off Bayern Munich training grounds with the team’s doctor Dr. Jochen Hahne and physio Gianni Bianchi in tow on Thursday, May 13, the clinical forward for the Bavarians, Robert Lewandowski, has attained a mark that looked to be in doubt with the injury scare.
The lethal Pole opened the scoring in the first half for the German champions with a penalty kick against Freiburg at the Schwarzwald-Stadion. The goal meant Lewandowski drew equal with the 40-goal a season record of Gerd Muller in the Bundesliga.
Although, as a team, Bayern is playing for the records because they are already 10 points ahead of second-placed RB Leipzig on the league standings and have secured the German league title for the eighth consecutive time, Lewandowski has his personal target, which he is on course to accomplish.
Ahead of the trip to Freiburg, who are ninth on the table, the polish striker had 39 goals to his name in the league. The one he needed to equal the record came from the spot-kick awarded the visitors in the 26th minute and the 32-year-old wasted no time in burying it and clocking in his 40th for the season.
For the last game of the season, the champions welcome Augsburg to the Allianz Arena. On their own turf, their legendary Pole will have the chance to carve his name into the records by adding to his goal haul and earning the recognition his goal-scoring deserves when he becomes the all-time highest goal-scorer for a Bundesliga season ever.
In the chase of the other record, the highest all-time goal-scoring record, Lewandowski is already second with 276 goals now, behind only Mueller’s 365, which Mueller set in the 1971/72 season. It is not impossible to believe that Lewandowski can reach that threshold but it will demand some heroic performances especially with age creeping up on the Pole.