Robert Lewandowski equalled Gerd Mueller’s 49-year-old scoring file because the Bayern Munich striker netted his fortieth Bundesliga purpose of the season in a 2-2 draw at Freiburg on Saturday.
Lewandowski, FIFA’s finest male participant of 2020, has equalled Mueller’s tally, scored over 34 video games in 1971/72, in simply 28 league fixtures this time period.
Lewandowski transformed a penalty for the champions after 26 minutes to equal the league’s file.
As a part of his penalty celebrations, the Poland striker lifted his match shirt to disclose an image of Gerd Mueller over the textual content “4ever Gerd”.
The fixture was briefly halted after Lewandowski equalled Mueller’s milestone as his Bayern team-mates made a guard-of-honour on the facet of the pitch which the smiling 32-year-old ran by way of.
Freiburg drew degree virtually instantly when Manuel Gulde headed in on the close to publish from a nook on 29 minutes after slipping his marker.
Bayern, who have been topped German champions final weekend for the ninth season in a row, upped the tempo after the break.
Serge Gnabry had a purpose disallowed six minutes into the second-half after the VAR noticed he was offside in tapping residence a Leroy Sane cross.
Nonetheless, the Bavarians saved up the stress and when David Alaba’s long-range move discovered Thomas Mueller within the space simply moments later, he squared for Sane who hit residence on 53 minutes.
Freiburg had their probabilities to equalise as second-half replacements Lucas Hoeler and Janik Haberer each went shut earlier than Christian Guenter introduced the edges degree 9 minutes from time.