The prolific Pole entered his name into the history books after scoring his 40th goal of the Bundesliga season on Saturday.
Robert Lewandowski is “unbelievably proud” after matching Gerd Muller’s record and scoring “a goal that once seemed impossible to imagine”.
Lewandowski was on target as champions-elect Bayern Munich were held to a 2-2 draw against Freiburg, converting a penalty that had been awarded due to a foul on Thomas Muller after a VAR check.
The strike was a special one for the striker as it saw him match a long-standing record. He is now only the second player ever to reach the 40-goal milestone in a single German top-flight campaign after Bayern legend Muller, who achieved the feat in 1971/72.
“I achieved a goal that once seemed impossible to imagine,” Lewandowski said via a Twitter post with hashtags “#Lewy40” and “#4EverGerd”.
“I’m so unbelievably proud to make history for @FCBayern, and to play a part in creating the stories that fans will tell their children – following in the footsteps of legends like Gerd Muller.”
Up to 45 goals for Bayern in all competitions, Lewandowski has now extended his lead over FC Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi in the race for this season’s European Golden Boot.