Robert Lewandowski paid a cultured tribute to Gerd Muller after equalling his Bundesliga objective document.
The Bayern Munich star scored his 40th league objective of the season in Saturday’s conflict with Freiburg.
Lewandowski lifted up his Bayern Munich shirt to disclose a picture of Muller’s face with the caption, ‘4ever Gerd’.
He’s solely the second participant in Bundesliga historical past to achieve that tally in a single season after Muller set the document within the 1971/72 marketing campaign.
What makes it much more spectacular is that Lewandowski acquired to 40 objectives in six fewer video games than Muller.
Lewandowski’s objectives have helped Bayern Munich win a ninth successive Bundesliga title this season.
With two years left on his Bayern contract, membership chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge lately insisted his star man was going nowhere.
He mentioned: “Certain he stays. Who sells a participant that scores 60 objectives a yr?”
Bayern Munich look set to get even stronger with the arrival of highly-rated supervisor Julian Nagelsmann, who will change Hansi Flick forward of the 2021/22 season.
Bayern have additionally secured the providers of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano after triggering his £38million launch clause.