Robert Lewandowski achieved what many believed to be forever impossible on Saturday: he equaled the fabulous 40 goals in one Bundesliga season set in 1971-72 by legendary Gerd “Bomber” Müller.
After his goal, scored on a penalty in the 26th minute of the Freiburg-Munich match, the Polish striker unveiled a t-shirt under his jersey with the inscription "4ever Gerd", while his teammates gave him a guard of honor.
A heartache for Müller, seriously ill
His boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who has said for years that he is "the best center-forward in the world", however expressed what many Germans feel, a heartache for Gerd Müller, who ends his life at 75 years in an establishment welcoming Alzheihmer patients.
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Robert Lewandowski equals Gerd Müller's record!
➡️ 40 goals in one season !!!
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"I am a little divided", admitted the former double Ballon d'Or, "but I know what this record represents for Robert".
“As a wife, I would prefer Gerd to keep her record,” Bomber's wife Uschi Müller had very modestly said this week: “Gerd was just unique.
And even though Lewandowski now breaks the record, Gerd will always be Gerd.
We will never forget it ”.
But, she added, "Gerd does not know jealousy (...) He would be the first to congratulate him, he would say: 'well done man, you are great" ".
There will still be a Bundesliga day left for Lewandowski to improve this legendary brand, with the reception next Saturday from Augsburg.
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