Freiburg 2-2 Bayern Munich: Hansi Flick’s side held to a draw but Lewandowski matches Muller record with 40th Bundesliga goal of the season for Bayern Munich
- Bayern Munich were held to a draw in their Bundesliga meeting with Freiburg
- But Lewandowski matched the record of Gerd Muller by scoring his 40th goal
- He reached the milestone after scoring from the penalty spot in the 26th minute
- Bayern’s second goal scorer was Leroy Sane – who scored in the 53rd minute
- Freiburg’s two goals of the game came from Manuel Gulde and Christian Gunter
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski on Saturday equalled Gerd Mueller’s 49-year-old German league goal record when he scored with a 26th minute penalty in their 2-2 draw at Freiburg to take his season tally to 40 goals.
The Poland striker is already second on the all-time scorers list in the Bundesliga, with 276 goals, behind only Mueller’s 365. He has one more chance to break Mueller’s 1971-1972 record, with one game left in the season.
The Bavarians, who have already secured their ninth consecutive league crown, had their first good chance in the 20th minute when Lewandowski’s shot from the edge of the box sailed wide.
Lewandowski matched Muller record with 40th Bundesliga goal of the season for Bayern
He reached the milestone after scoring from the penalty spot in the 26th minute of the game
He did it much better six minutes later, sending keeper Mark Flekken the wrong way to equal the record.
Freiburg levelled three minutes later with Manuel Gulde’s header, but the Bavarians went back in front with Leroy Sane sliding in to connect with a Thomas Mueller cutback in the 53rd.
Lewandowski missed a chance in front of goal in the 78th minute and also had an 83rd minute header saved by the keeper after Christian Guenter had drawn the hosts level.
Nevertheless, Bayern were held to a draw thanks to goals from Gulde (above) and Gunter
Bayern Munich will face Augsburg in their final game of the Bundesliga season next week
But the result will matter little on the day as Lewandowski was showered with praise, with the German Football League (DFL) hailing it as an ‘historic’ achievement.
‘Almost half a century after the unique Gerd Mueller set the record, Robert Lewandowski equalled it today,’ the DFL said. ‘Congratulations for this outstanding and historic performance.’
Bayern play Augsburg in their final game of the season next week.
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