Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has equaled Germany’s legend striker Gerd Müller’s record as he scored the 40th goal during the match against SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich played a 2–2 draw with Freiburg.
According to the news agency Xinhua, with the 40th goal, Lewandowski swung his shirt in his hand and expressed his happiness. As part of his penalty celebrations, the Poland striker lifted his match shirt to reveal a picture of Gerd Müller over the text “4ever Gerd”.
Bayern Munich’s entire team began to cheer for Robert Lewandowski as he converted a penalty for the champions after 26 minutes to match Gerd Müller’s milestone.
“I scored a goal that was impossible to even think of, I am proud to be making history for Bayern Munich and to play a part in creating the stories that fans will tell their children – following in the footsteps of legends like Gerd Müller.” Lewandowski wrote on his official Twitter account.
“I would never have thought that this would happen. What Gerd Müller did is incredible. Sharing the record with him makes me very, very proud,” Lewandowski added.
He said, “It is an honor for me, but what Müller had done is unbelievable.”
“Robert Lewandowski has broken Gerd Müller’s historic mark, but you don’t score goals alone,” said Bayern coach Hansi Flick. “You need players who serve him passes. That’s why I have to give the team a huge compliment.”
Müller scored a record 40 goals in 34 matches in the 1971–72 season. He is an all-time leading goal scorer in the German League. Müller has won the Bundesliga top scorer seven times. With 365 goals in 427 matches, he is the most prolific striker in the history of the Bundesliga. Lewandowski is second on the all-time list with 278 goals in 349 matches.