It took Robert Lewandowski 90 minutes against Augsburg in the final match of the season to usurp Gerd Müller’s historic record In the most discernable manner – a tap-in.
|Robert Lewandowski.||Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0|
The Polish marksman did one better with a historic tap-in, something that is not said often.
After his two goals against SC Freiburg on the previous matchday drew him level with the 49-year-old Bundesliga record, Lewandowski needed just one more to create history.
He had to wait for full ninety minutes at the Allianz Arena against a resolute Augsburg side who got back two goals in the 4-2 loss after going four down in the first half.
The striker was repeatedly denied a goal, but nonetheless, his moment of glory arrived in the final minute of the season. Leroy Sane struck a low drive which was stopped by Rafał Gikiewicz. The Bayern legend stepped in round him off with a simple touch in the back of the net.
A story for the ages as Lewan'goal'ski carved his name in history books with the last kick of the game in the final match of the season.
He ends the 2020/21 season with 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga games as opposed to Müller’s 40 goals in 34 matches in the 1971/72 season – culminating his most memorable season so far with a better goal ratio than Der Bomber.