Polish international Robert Lewandowski scored his 43rd goal in the German Football League in 2021, breaking the record he shared with Bayern legend Gerd Muller, achieved in 1972, during the Bavarian giant’s 4-0 victory against its guest Wolfsburg in its last match of the year, in the seventh stage of competitions. ten Friday.
Lewandowski almost missed this opportunity after he had to wait until the 87th minute to achieve this new achievement, after the first three goals were scored by Thomas Muller (7), French Daewoo Obamecano (57) and Laura Sania (59).
Lewandowski equaled Gerd Muller’s 42 goals when he scored a brace in the 5-0 landslide victory over Stuttgart on Tuesday, against Serge Gnabry’s hat-trick.
Leva scored 41 goals last season in the Bundesliga, breaking the record for the number of goals in one season, which was held by the late “defender” Muller since the 1971-1972 season, when he scored 40 goals.
Lewandowski equaled Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 69 goals in one year.
The Polish star reached 69 goals in 2021 in all competitions, repeating the achievement of Ronaldo, who scored the same number of goals in 2013.
But Lewandowski stayed away from the Argentine star Lionel Messi, who scored 91 goals in 2012, and then came secondly Gerd Muller, who scored 85 goals in 1972.
Pele comes third with 75 goals in 1959, the other Brazilian Romario scored 72 goals in 2000, Pele scored 72 goals in 1965, and Zico scored 72 goals in 1997.
The Bavarian giant reached a perfect end to the year with its fifth successive victory in the league and seventh in all competitions, including over runners-up Borussia Dortmund in the league and Barcelona in the Champions League, to finish the group with a full mark in the lead.
Bayern raised its tally to 43 points, nine points behind Borussia Dortmund, who defeated Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
“We defended well, pressed hard and won the ball a lot in our own half and deserved to win by that difference,” coach Julian Nagelsmann said after the victory.
Lewandowski was positive, perhaps before the match, about breaking the record against his favorite competitor, Wolfsburg, as his goal raised his score to 11 goals in the last 12 matches against Wolfsburg in the league and 25 in 25 matches in the Bundesliga, including the historic five, which he scored within nine minutes after entering from the benches. The bench to lead his team to a 5-1 victory in September 2015.
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