Record-breaker Lewandowski pays tribute to Bayern

23 May 2021 19:32:24 GMTPlus10

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski has thanked his team for helping him to break the record for most goals scored in a Bundesliga campaign.

Red-hot marksman Lewandowski is 12122.00 to be top goalscorer at Euro 2020 this summer when he spearheads Poland's attack in Group E.

After netting a penalty against Freiburg in Bayern Munich's penultimate league match of the season, Lewandowski went into his side's final-day encounter against Augsburg with 40 league goals to his name this term, putting him level with Gerd Muller for the most scored in a single Bundesliga season.

And it looked as though that would be how it stayed with Lewandowski unable to find a way past Augsburg despite the Bundesliga champions having been 4-0 up at the break thanks to Jeffrey Gouweleeuw's own goal and strikes from Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich and Kingsley Coman.

Andre Hahn and Florian Niederlechner scored in the second half for the visitors before Lewandowski managed to net his 41st league goal of the campaign in the 90th minute to hand Bayern a 5-2 win and surpass Muller's record tally.

Going into this summer's Euros, Lewandowski now has 53 goals in 46 games for club and country and the prolific Pole made history on a day when Bayern bid farewell to treble-winning coach Hansi Flick as well as players David Alaba, Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez.

Speaking after the match, Lewandowski said: "It's an incredible feeling, I'm overjoyed. It's a very special moment, a historic moment in my career.

"Thanks to my team because they were always looking for me today so that I could score a goal - the team are also responsible for this record."

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