Bayern Munich didn’t manage to beat Freiburg on Saturday, but Robert Lewandowski hit the back of the net for the 40th time this season and matched Gerd Muller’s historic record of goals scored in one Bundesliga campaign.
The Poland international gave the Bavarians the lead from the spot 26 minutes in, but Manuel Gulde equalised just before the half hour mark.
Bayern Munich scored a second after the break through Leroy Sane, but didn’t manage to clinch the victory as Christian Gunter levelled the game in the 81st minute to help Freiburg snatch a point.
Lewandowski celebrated his goal by lifting up his shirt to reveal a t-shirt that featured Muller’s face and it read “4ever, Gerd”.
The Bayern Munich striker is the Bundesliga’s top scorer followed by Andre Silva with 27 and Erling Haaland with 25.
This will be the sixth time in his career that he will be named the league’s top scorer after doing so in 2013/14, 2015/16, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20.
In addition, Lewandowski is expected to win the Golden Boot for the first time in his career, as Lionel Messi (29 goals / 58 points) and Cristiano Ronaldo (28 goals / 56 points) will struggle to match his tally.