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Lewandowski Equals Cristiano Record As Bayern Wins

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On Friday, Robert Lewandowski broke another another Bayern Munich record set by Gerd Müller.

The Poland international scored his 43rd Bundesliga goal of the season to conclude Bayern’s 4-0 win over Wolfsburg and break “Der Bomber’s” record of 42 goals in a calendar year set in 1972.

In the calendar year 2021, Lewandowski equaled Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 69 goals set in 2013. Messi holds the all-time scoring record with 91 goals, which he established in 2012.

Lewandowski, who broke Müller’s previous season goal record by scoring his 41st in the final minute of a 5-2 triumph over Augsburg last May, scored late again on Friday. In the 87th minute, he acrobatically met Jamal Musiala’s cross to break the record.

Thomas Müller, who is not related to Gerd, scored one goal and assisted on another to help Bayern create a nine-point lead heading into the final round of the Bundesliga. Leroy Sané and Dayot Upamecano also scored.

Müller gave Bayern a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute when he tapped in the rebound after Koen Casteels had saved Serge Gnabry’s close-range shot.

At the other end, Wout Weghorst came close to equalizing, but Manuel Neuer was up to the task. Despite Bayern’s possession dominance, Weghorst would get another chance later.

Lewandowski came closest with a header that Casteels easily collected, but Bayern came out of the half with renewed zeal against the deep-sitting visitors.

In the 57th minute, Müller set up Upamecano for the team’s second goal, three minutes before Sané scored with a superb strike.

Gnabry tried everything he could to set up Lewandowski, but he was thwarted by Casteels. When it appeared that Lewandowski might have to settle for sharing the record with Gerd Müller, he scored to take it for himself.

The Poland international had already scored 18 league goals this season, one more than the entire Wolfsburg squad, and he had scored 23 goals in his previous 20 Bundesliga appearances versus Wolfsburg, the most of any club.

Wolfsburg’s losing streak spanned seven games in all competitions.

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