Bayern Munich 5-2 Augsburg: Robert Lewandowski BREAKS Gerd Muller’s Bundesliga scoring record by netting his 41st goal of the season in the 90th minute as Hansi Flick ends his reign as manager in emphatic style
- It was a hugely memorable day at the office for Bayern Munich on Saturday
- Hansi Flick, David Alaba, Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez had perfect send-off
- Robert Lewandowski, after some near-misses, finally got the goal he craved
- In 90th minute, he scored his 41st goal of season, breaking Gerd Muller’s record
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski broke Gerd Muller’s 49-year-old Bundesliga goal-scoring record for a single season on Saturday as his side thrashed Augsburg 5-2 in the final match of the season.
Lewandowski scored in the last minute of their last match of the season – taking his tally to an incredible 41 goals, one more than the former Bayern great.
The Poland striker is already second on the all-time scorers list in the Bundesliga, with 277 goals now, behind only Muller’s 365.
Robert Lewandowski made history by netting his 41st Bundesliga goal of the season at the end
The Polish striker is mobbed by his Bayern team-mates after his record-breaking strike
Lewandowski slots home to put the icing on the cake as Bayern beat Augsburg 5-2
He was presented with a top scorer of the season award after collecting his winners’ medal
The Bayern squad celebrate their latest Bundesliga title triumph following the season finale
Hansi Flick (centre) departs on a league title win as Julian Nagelsmann prepares to take over
Mueller set the previous record in the 1971-72 season with 40 goals, which Lewandowski equalled last week.
Lewandowski missed more than half a dozen clear scoring chances in the game and looked set to miss out on the record, with Augsburg determined not to let him add to his tally and snatch the record away from Muller, a youth idol of Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl.
But the Pole was not to be denied and in the final minute, when keeper Rafal Gikiewicz spilled a Leroy Sane shot, the forward rounded the keeper to score.
With coach Hansi Flick and several players of the old guard – Javi Martinez, David Alaba and Jerome Boateng – bidding farewell to the club, and 250 invited fans in the 75,000-seat arena, it was an emotional afternoon for Bayern with the Bundesliga crown long wrapped up.
Kingsley Coman added a fourth for Bayern just before half-time in Munich on Saturday
Joshua Kimmich celebrates after making it 3-0 as Bayern were threatening to run riot
Serge Gnabry heads home to double the Bundesliga giants’ lead at 2-0 at the Allianz Arena
It did not take long for the hosts to take the lead, with Augsburg’s Jeffrey Gouweleeuw stabbing the ball into his own net from a Serge Gnabry cutback in the ninth minute.
Gnabry then headed in their second goal in the 23rd after Gikiewicz had saved a point blank effort from Lewandowski.
A minute later Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer denied Daniel Caligiuri from the penalty spot, before Joshua Kimmich launched a 20-metre missile to make it 3-0 for the hosts.
Kingsley Coman also got onto the scoresheet, scoring two minutes before the break, with his low crisp shot whizzing past Gikiewicz.
Augsburg’s Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (centre) scored an own goal to put Bayern ahead on Saturday
The Augsburg centre back can’t hide his disappointment following his own goal
The visitors came to life midway through the second half, scoring twice with Andre Hahn and Florian Niederlechner. But it was Lewandowski who had the last say.
At the other end of the table former Bundesliga champions Werder Bremen were relegated for the first time since 1980 following their 4-2 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach, along with already-relegated Schalke 04.
Cologne will go into the relegation play-offs after scoring an 86th-minute winner over Schalke.
Hansi Flick, alongside Javi Martinez and David Alaba, said their goodbyes to Bayern
Jerome Boateng struggled to contain his emotions after leaving the pitch in his final match
It turned out to be an enjoyable finale for Flick following a very successful reign as Bayern boss
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