Robert Lewandowski scored his 41st Bundesliga goal of the season in the last minute of Bayern Munich’s final league game against Augsburg, which broke a 49-year-old Bundesliga record.
Last weekend, the Poland forward had already equalled Bayern legend Gerd Mueller’s long-standing record, set all the way back in 1972, for the most goals in a single Bundesliga campaign, getting on the scoresheet for the 40th time in 2-2 draw away at Freiburg.
As it seemed the chance to break the record would pass him by, Lewandowski capitalised on a rebound in the box, pouncing on the loose ball and rounding the goalkeeper before stroking it home in the 90th minute to seal his 41st goal of the campaign.
The strike saw him produced the highest ever return in a single Bundesliga campaign with his remarkable tally of 41 goals in 29 appearances.
After writing his name into German football history, Lewandowski told BT Sport: “It’s difficult to say about my emotions because I’m very happy, I’m very proud.
“Also, I want to dedicate this goal to my mother because she has her birthday today, and also to Hansi Flick and all the staff – because they did an amazing job.
“We’ve worked together and had amazing performances since Hansi Flick’s [been] here, so that was something special also for me as a player.
“I’m feeling great. I don’t know exactly what I did yet, but I’m very proud, very happy and my emotions are high.
“I have to say that I never dreamt about breaking this record, to score more than 40 goals, because I thought that it’s impossible if you have only 34 games – and I played 29 games.
“So that’s why I still don’t believe what I did. But after this whole game I scored in the last seconds, the last minute. I was trying before three, four, five times to score even just one goal and I couldn’t.
“And the last situation came and I scored the goal. That is something special, something historic. I still don’t believe it but maybe tomorrow, maybe even one or two weeks later, I will understand what I did.”
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