Robert Lewandowski breaks Gerd Muller’s goal record during Bayern Munich’s title-winning season

Robert Lewandowski has achieved Bundesliga history by scoring his 41st goal of the season in Bayern Munich’s final-day match against Augsburg. Last Saturday, the striker matched Gerd Muller’s efforts by registering his 40th effort in another spectacular season.

He has now lifted the bar higher than anyone before him, with the 32-year-old maintaining outstanding standards in record-breaking stylization. Gerd Muller’s previous record of 40 in the 1971/72 season was deemed unbreakable, but Lewandowski has done the seemingly impossible 49 years later.

At this moment, it’s safe to say that the Polish forward is the best player on the planet, a claim that Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge wholeheartedly endorses.

“He won the FIFA award for greatest player in the world, so the case is clear to me,” Rummenigge told Wirtualna Polska.

“He is currently better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in my opinion.”

If Poland and Lewandowski have a successful Euro 2020 tournament, the former Borussia Dortmund star will be the overwhelming favorite to win the Ballon d’Or in 2021. He is already assured of a place among the Bayern greats, with his latest exploits only serving to further cement that standing.

Head coach Flick has had a spectacular 18 months, leading Bayern to seven major accolades, including a spectacular triple last season. However, it was also a day to say farewell to a trio of legends in Alaba, Boateng, and Martinez, all of whom were pivotal in Bayern’s decade of supremacy. There have been 675 Bundesliga appearances and 73 major championships between the three.  This win was a classy way to say a fond farewell.

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