Chasing the record
Fri, 14/05/21, 13:56
Will Lewandowski crack the 40-goal mark at Freiburg?
FC Bayern wrapped up the German championship ahead of schedule last weekend, but the record champions still have one big goal in their sights: striker Robert Lewandowski can still better Gerd Müller's all-time scoring record in the two remaining league games. Der Bomber racked up 40 goals in the 1971/72 season, a 'record for the ages', as the almost 50-year-old achievement was dubbed by many experts. Lewandowski currently has 39 goals to his name with two matchdays to go, and on Saturday the Reds travel to SC Freiburg.
18 goals in 17 games against Freiburg
The Best FIFA Men's Player has played against Freiburg 17 times, scoring 18 goals in the process. On top of that, Lewandowski has provided seven assists, giving him an impressive total of 25 goal contributions. In the last four clashes with Freiburg, he's netted no less than five times. Overall, Freiburg rank seventh among Lewandowski's favourite opponents, and no player has scored more goals against SCF than the five-time Bundesliga top scorer.
Of his most recent goals against Freiburg, Bayern fans will probably remember his equaliser in the 1-1 draw in March 2019. After a Freiburg clearance fell short, Leon Goretzka passed to Lewandowski, who in one flowing movement took the ball on the turn and with an artistic scissors kick buried it in the net - similar to his second goal in the 6-0 win against Borussia Mönchengladbach last weekend.
So everything's set for the next Lewandowski show. But some caution is also called for in the chase for Gerd Müller's record. The striker is currently on four yellow cards, and were he to see another one on Saturday in Freiburg, he'd miss the last matchday against FC Augsburg. It would therefore be best if he could consolidate his strong record against SC Freiburg on Saturday.
Lewandowski increased his goal tally to 39 with a hat-trick against Borussia Mönchengladbach on MD 32: