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Robert Lewandowski breaks 49-year goal-scoring record with 41st goal of the season

In the closing minute of Bayern Munich’s 5-2 victory over Augsburg on Saturday, the Polish striker collected the rebound of Leroy Sane’s shot to faucet dwelling his 41st goal of the season.

In doing so, he broke the Bundesliga record of 40 objectives in a season beforehand held by Gerd Müller which had stood since the 1971-72 season.

He had beforehand tied Müller’s 49-year record final weekend, revealing a shirt afterward paying tribute to Müller which learn “4EVER GERD.”

“Never cease dreaming,” Lewandowski wrote on Twitter afterward.

And he might’ve celebrated breaking the record a lot earlier in the victory, lacking greater than a dozen good possibilities whereas his teammates had been medical.

The record falling by way of his fingers till Sane’s shot might solely be parried by goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz. Lewandowski collected the ball, rounded Gikiewicz earlier than ending into an empty web.

The striker ripped off his shirt in celebration and was mobbed by his teammates to rejoice the momentous event.

The closing whistle went shortly afterward, with Lewandowski wanting nearly in disbelief that he’d managed to surpass Müller.

Lewandowski’s prolific season has helped Bayern to its ninth consecutive league title.

He is second on the all-time scorers’ checklist in the Bundesliga, with 277 objectives now, behind solely Müller’s 365.

Last season, he scored 34 league objectives, the closest anybody had come to catching Müller since Dieter Müller hit the identical tally in 1977.

Due to lacking 5 video games this season, his goal-scoring fee stood at a medical 41 objectives in 29 objectives.

Seems becoming that Bayern Munich used the hashtag #LewanGO41ski to explain the striker in the aftermath.

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