Robert Lewandowski left it late but eventually scored the goal he was looking for throughout the evening when he tapped in a failed clearance from Rafal Gikiewicz in Augsburg goal.
Bayern Munich went on to win the game 5-2 as the Polish striker became the 1st Bundesliga player to score 41 goals in the league in a season, thus breaking the 49 years old record set by the Bavarian’s very own Gerd Müller in 1972.
A sensational feat from Lewandowski considering he achieved the aforementioned number in 29 matches only.
Though, things got pretty close for Lewandowski at the Allianz Arena as the Augsburg defence were hellbent on denying him the record.
But the Bayern striker managed to snatch away the all-important goal in the 89th minute when he rounded the goalkeeper after collecting the rebound from Leroy Sane’s long-range effort.
Check out the monumental goal below –
THERE IT IS!!!— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 22, 2021
LEWANDOWSKI’S RECORD-BREAKING GOAL 🔥
“The record they said would never be broken!”— III (@Semprista) May 22, 2021
Robert Lewandowski has just scored his 41th goal this season, the most scored in a single Bundesliga season in history.🥇
• Goals: 41
• Games: 29
Breaking Gerd Müller’s record that stood for 49 years in 5 games less! pic.twitter.com/BCN0aPlDaF