Bayern Munich star Lewandowski breaks Muller's Bundesliga goals record after opening scoring against Freiburg

GOAL machine Robert Lewandowski broke a 42-year Bundesliga record in Bayern Munich's 2-1 win over Freiburg.

The Polish hitman needed just seven minutes to fire the German champions ahead when he clinically buried Thomas Muller's wonderful pass.

Staggeringly, it was the 32-year-old's 21st league goal of the season having made just 15 appearances.

It was also his eighth goal in his last five games further cementing his reputation as one of the world's best.

But his total tally for the season means he has surpassed the legendary Gerd Muller's record of 20 goals in the first half of a single German top-flight season.

Muller bagged 20 goals at the halfway point in the 1968-69 season – a record that stood until today.

And Lewandowski's goal could prove vital in the title race after moving four points clear of RB Leipzig at the top.

Freiburg, who headed into the clash full of confidence after five consecutive league wins, equalised on 62 minutes through Nils Petersen.

An inswinging corner was flicked to the back post where Petersen was lurking to head the visitors level on the hour mark.

But their hopes of a point were snatched away through Muller after 75 minutes.

Kingsley Coman's cross found Leroy Sane who nudged it into the forward's path and he made no mistake from 12-yards.

But Bayern's afternoon was marred by an injury to Serge Gnabry who was forced to come off after 28 minutes with a muscle injury.

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