In a single legendary season almost fifty years ago, Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller set the bar for all strikers who would come after him. Scoring 40 goals in a 34 game season of the Bundesliga, der Bomber cemented his status in Germany’s sporting pantheon as THE striker of strikers, the one whose accomplishments could never be touched.
Until today, of course. All of us fans who are lucky enough to be watching football today, will watch with bated breath as Robert Lewandowski seeks to topple one of the most resilient records in German football history. Having already scored 39 goals in a record-breaking personal season for Bayern, the Polish hitman has set sights on the final frontier — that magic number of 40.
He has the skill. He has the consistency. And he has the teammates he needs to help him do it. Thomas Muller is the greatest assist-maker in the history of the Bundesliga. Joshua Kimmich is best midfielder in the world. Jamal Musiala, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, and Kingsley Coman — they all have the talent to play for the juggernaut that is Bayern Munich.
So it’s up to this one man. Can he take his chance, and find a way to topple Gerd’s mythical record?
It’s Bayern time.
Location: Schwarzwald-Stadion, Freiburg, Germany
Time: 3:30 pm local time, 9:30 am EST
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