In the Friday game, the captain of Biało-Czerwonych was completely cut off from passes by an extremely tight and determined defense of his rivals. With a score of 0: 2, he gave the Bavarians more hope when he scooped a happily reflected ball and used his excellent instincts, but that was all the hosts allowed the guests to do that evening.
Lewandowski has been playing in the Bundesliga for 10 years, and his outstanding form, which grew every year, allowed him to catch up and break a number of records of Gerd Mueller. One of them also caught the match at WWK Arena.
It was the 11th goal of “Lewy” away with one rival in the Bundesliga. He also scored three hits in the colors of Borussia Dortmund, and eight more came as a forward Die Roten. Three times it was two goals, five times – one. The Pole scored the same number of goals against Augsburg in home matches. Twice, one in each of the German teams he played for, he managed to score a hat-trick.
11 away goals against one rival is a Bundesliga record held by Gerd Mueller. The legendary German also defeated Schalke 11 times in delegations. Lewandowski will probably still have a chance to beat this achievement, although he will have to wait until the next season.
It could have been successful on Friday evening, but in the 80th minute Rafał Gikiewicz showed a great reflex in the hosts’ goal. The Pole took the opportunity to break the record not only from his compatriot, but also from the whole Bayern. For the Bavarians, the hit of their sniper was already the 101st in the games of the German Premier League in 2021. Previously, only FC Koeln could boast of such a sensational result.
The club from Cologne did it in 1977 – so the record waited 44 years. While Lewandowski will have to wait for Mueller to be beaten, Bayern’s improvement in Koeln’s performance could only be taken by a real cataclysm. This year, Die Roten will play five more Bundesliga games and will certainly become the independent leader of this ranking.