Bayern Munich may be already confirmed as Bundesliga champions once more, but their hunger and drive for more records continues, with talisman Robert Lewandowski chasing Gerd Müller’s incredible record of 40 goals in a single Bundesliga season.
Despite time on the sideline due to injury, the Polish striker went into today’s game away at Freiburg one behind the legendary forward. After scoring his fortieth goal of the campaign, Lewandowski was greeted with a guard of honour from his teammates and coaches, as they recognised his magnificent achievement.
Lewandowski reveals an undershirt in tribute to Gerd Müller. Photo: Robert Lewandowski via Facebook
The game would go on to finish 2-2, with Leroy Sane also on the scoresheet for Germany’s champions. During the week, Germany’s national cup winners were also crowned. The final at the Olympiastadion saw Borussia Dortmund take on Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig, in what was an opportunity for the departing manager to lift a trophy before he joins Bayern.
It was a three-goal lead for Edin Terzic’s side when Sancho netted again just before half-time. Dani Olmo reduced the deficit with a thunderbolt for Leipzig, but it proved too little too late. Haaland scuffed home his second and Dortmund’s fourth to round off the victory in the closing stages.
Neutrals and BVB fans alike will be hoping that the dangerous duo of Sancho and Haaland can continue to guide Die Schwarzgelben to more excitement and trophies.
Hertha Berlin secured their safety with a midweek 2-1 win against Schalke and a 0-0 stalemate against Köln, who will need to win next week for a chance at survival.
Werder now occupy 16th after a 2-0 loss to Augsburg. Arminia sit one point above them after a 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim.
Eintracht Frankfurt continue to slip up in the race for Champions League spots. Their surprising 4-3 loss to Schalke means Dortmund are now in pole position to claim fourth place. Winning tomorrow at Mainz would ensure BVB are among Europe’s elite again once more next season.
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