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Soccer-Lewandowski equals Gerd Mueller's 40-goal season record from 1971/72

Soccer-Lewandowski equals Gerd Mueller's 40-goal season record from 1971/72

FILE PHOTO: Bundesliga - Bayern Munich v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - May 8, 2021 Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski scores their third goal Pool via REUTERS/Christof Stache

FREIBURG, Germany: Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski on Saturday equalled Gerd Mueller's 49-year-old German league goal record when he scored with a 26th minute penalty against Freiburg to take his season tally to 40 goals.

The Poland striker is already second on the all-time scorers list in the Bundesliga, with 276 goals now, behind only Mueller's 365. Mueller set his record in the 1971/72 season.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann. Editing by Mark Potter)

Source: Reuters

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