Robert Lewandowski equaled Gerd Müller's goal record in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

The Bayern Munich striker scored his 40th goal of the season in the away match against SC Freiburg.

The 32-year-old Lewandowski used a penalty in the Schwarzwald-Stadium in the 26th minute and gave Bayern the lead.

The Pole celebrated his goal by showing a shirt with a photo of Gerd Müller and the text 'Forever Gerd'.

He was then extensively congratulated by teammates, who formed a guard of honor.

In the 1971/1972 season, Müller was the first to score 40 goals in the Bundesliga in one season.

The now 75-year-old German, who has been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for years, did the same at the time on behalf of Bayern Munich.

Bayern's match against Freiburg started at 3.30 pm - the score is 1-1 - and there is another round of play scheduled for next week, so there is a chance that Lewandowski will soon be the only record holder.

Lewandowski plays his 28th league game of the season against Freiburg and did not score in only four of those 28 games.

The 118-time international, who missed four games in April due to an injury, scored four goals on October 4 against Hertha BSC (4-3).

With his historic 40 goals, Lewandowski keeps close attackers Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund, 25 hits) and André Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt, 25 goals) well behind him on the top scorers list in the Bundesliga.

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