Robert Lewandowski broke the record for most league goals in a calendar year as defending champions Bayern Munich won again. They last won 0-5 away at Stuttgart, as we covered three days ago in Germany’s football news.
Bayern crushed VfL Wolfsburg 4-0 at home, Allianz Arena, yesterday, on Friday. The German title-defenders have thus gone into the winter break with a nine-point lead at the top of the standings.
Lewandowski capped off the rout with three minutes from the end, volleying in his 43rd goal for 2021. The Poland international has thereby bested Gerd Muller’s record of a 42-goal run in 1972.
Robert Lewandowski Broke the Record for Most League Goals
Robert Lewandowski was desperate to end the year on a high after losing Ballon d’Or’s Player of the Year award to Lionel Messi.
But, in this match, the superstar fired over the bar in the 66th minute. And another attempt of his failed when Casteels denied him at point-blank range with a superb piece of goalkeeping.
Eventually, though, he did not miss from close range at 87 minute to score Bayern Munich’s fourth and final goal.
This fourth goal (4-0) handed toothless Wolfsburg their fourth consecutive league loss and their seventh straight defeat across all competitions.
As for Lewandowski himself, he has now scored 19 league goals, two more than the entire Wolfsburg team this season.
After their 4-0 away loss, the Wolves drop to 12th place, which is three points above the relegation playoff spot.
Bayern, chasing a record-extending 10th straight league crown, are on 43 points, with Borussia Dortmund, who’re second with 34 points.
Also, the Bundesliga champions have already accumulated 56 league goals at the halfway mark. This means that Bayern are on track to break the record for most league goals in a Bundesliga season (101). This club record was set by Bayern Munich themselves previously, in the 1971-72 campaign.