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Lewan'goal'ski dethrones Gerd Müller, creates history in the final minute of the season

By Akhil Fisher   @akhil_fisher

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.
Robert Lewandowski.Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0
Lewandowski has officially etched his name as Bundesliga’s most prolific single-season scorer with 41 goals, pushing Gerd Müller’s 1972 record of 40 goals to the second place.

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.

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