Lewandowski sets new record

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Bayern sealed the championship title on Tuesday, but they showed they are still hungry for goals when they beat Freiburg 3-1. Their third goal meant Bayern equalled a 48-year-old Bundesliga record. Only one team boasted 96 goals after Matchday 33 in Bundesliga history: FC Bayern in 1971/72. Gerd Müller scored 40 goals back then.

Robert Lewandowski has scored 33 so far this campaign. "He was involved in all three goals today, that's superb of course," Hansi Flick said in praise of the forward, who set up Joshua Kimmich's opener before bagging a brace.

Top display against his favourite opponents

On Saturday the Poland captain scored his goals number 32 and 33 so far this campaign. Only Gerd Müller (three times) and Dieter Müller have reached this mark. Lewandowski is the only non-German player in history to reach it. It came as no surprise that he netted twice against Freiburg. Lewandowski has scored 17 goals in 16 league encounters with SCF.

High praise from the opponents

 

Lewandowski's header doubled Bayern's lead.

Consequently, Saturday's opponents had no choice but to take their hats off to the 31-year-old striker. "He's a world-class player. The way he moves in the penalty area - and also his eye for goal. That he stood right there for the first goal wasn't a matter of course. Unfortunately for us," Freiburg keeper Alexander Schwolow summed up after the final whistle.

On his way to the top

Gerd Müller's record of 40 league goals is highly unlikely to be matched by Lewandowski in the last match of the season against Wolfsburg. FC Bayern are still a little short of the team record set in 1972, when they scored 101 goals in the league. But with this prolific team you never know!

 

On-song Reds ease past Freiburg: the match report.


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