Robert Lewandowski aims to break Gerd Mueller’s Bundesliga record

Robert Lewandowski
can break Gerd Mueller’s 49-year-old Bundesliga single-season purpose record this
weekend when champions Bayern Munich play in entrance of their dwelling followers for the
first time since March 2020.

The Poland striker’s penalty in Bayern’s 2-2 draw at
Freiburg final trip noticed him equal Mueller’s record of 40 targets in a single
Bundesliga marketing campaign, set in 1971/72.

With one sport left Lewandowski, the Bundesliga’s high scorer
in six of the final eight years, can set a brand new record towards Augsburg on
Saturday.

“I suppose he’ll rating two targets on the weekend and break
the record,” predicts former Bayer Leverkusen striker Ulf Kirsten, 55, a three-time
Bundesliga high scorer within the Nineteen Nineties.

“Nevertheless, I hope issues keep as they’re, as a result of
Gerd Mueller was my idol.”

With a ninth straight league title already confirmed, Bayern
will raise the Bundesliga trophy after the ultimate whistle.

There may also be a farewell for final season’s
treble-winning coach Hansi Flick, hotly tipped to take cost of Germany after
Euro 2020.

Likewise, defenders Jerome Boateng and David Alaba, whose
contracts haven’t been renewed, will play their final sport after greater than a
decade with Bayern.

Alaba is predicted to be part of Real Madrid and leaves with a joint-record of 10 Bundesliga titles underneath his belt, whereas Boateng, 32, wants a brand new membership.

Atletico Madrid win away from La Liga glory

For the primary time because the Covid-19 pandemic hit Germany
14 months in the past, followers will return to the Allianz Arena with simply 250 allowed into
the 75,000-capacity stadium.

Health staff will get 100 tickets with the remaining shared
between supporters and employees.

With an infection charges dropping throughout Germany, different
Bundesliga golf equipment may welcome again small numbers of followers.

Union Berlin, on the verge of qualifying for the brand new Europa
Conference League, will enable 2,000 spectators for Saturday’s dwelling sport towards
RB Leipzig, who’re already confirmed as runners-up.

The high 4 locations are determined with Bayern, Leipzig,
Dortmund and Wolfsburg assured of Champions League soccer subsequent season.

However, issues are tight on the different finish of the desk with
two factors separating Cologne, Werder Bremen and Arminia Bielefeld, the three
golf equipment preventing to keep up above Schalke, who’re backside of the league and
already relegated.

To stand an opportunity of avoiding automated relegation,
second-from-bottom Cologne should beat Schalke.

Bremen, who sacked head coach Florian Kohfeldt final Sunday,
are sixteenth, which carries a relegation play-off subsequent week towards the membership who
end third within the second division.

Bremen performed the two-legged play-off for final yr,
squeezing previous second-tier aspect Heidenheim on away targets.

Bielefeld are fifteenth, however they have to win at Stuttgart to be
positive of not getting dragged into the underside three.

One to watch: Erling Braut Haaland

The towering Norway striker can bag his fortieth purpose in all
competitions this season for Dortmund at dwelling to Bayer Leverkusen.

The hosts are on a roll, profitable their earlier six league
video games to qualify for the Champions League in addition to thumping Leipzig 4-1 in
the German Cup remaining.

Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, who has bagged 4 targets and
two assists in three video games, might be wanting to press his declare for a spot in
England’s Euro 2020 squad.

Key stats

430: Appearances David Alaba has made for Bayern Munich over
the final 11 years, having come via the membership’s academy.

28: Number of Bundesliga video games Lewandowski has wanted to
rating 40 targets this season, whereas Gerd Mueller achieved the identical tally over 34
matches.

7: Trophies Flick has gained throughout 18 months at Bayern Munich,
shedding simply eight of his 85 matches in cost, with 69 wins.

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