Lewandowski claims Bundesliga record, Jovic hits double on return from Real Madrid
Robert Lewandowski set a brand-new record for the very first half of a Bundesliga season on Sunday by netting his 21st league objective of 2020/21 as leaders Bayern Munich went 4 points clear with a 2-1 win over Freiburg.
Lewandowski’s early strike was counteracted by a Nils Petersen equaliser prior to Thomas Mueller got Bayern’s late winner having actually earlier established his team-mate’s record-breaking objective.
Bayern, the only leading 5 club to win this weekend, ended Freiburg’s five-match winning streak in the league.
“We were a bit lucky, but I’m happy with the result and now we have to continue on this path against Augsburg and Schalke,” stated Bayern coach Hansi Flick with one eye on next week’s 2 league video games.
With a video game in hand, Lewandowski has actually broken Gerd Mueller’s record of 20 objectives in 17 matches for the very first half of a German league season embeded in 1968/69.
Lewandowski, FIFA’s finest male gamer of 2020, has actually now scored 9 objectives in his last 6 league video games
He is likewise on course to break Mueller’s all-time record of 40 objectives in a single Bundesliga season from 1971/72. At precisely the exact same point throughout that record season, 49 years back, Mueller had actually scored 17.
Prior to kick-off, Bayern board member Oliver Kahn stated the European champs will not sign any brand-new gamers in this transfer window.
– Bayern ‘wobbled’ –
Nevertheless, Bayern once again looked susceptible and jaded after a league defeat at Moenchengladbach and shock German Cup exit at 2nd department Holstein Kiel.
“We worked hard for that and we wobbled a bit at the end, but it’s important we showed that we can fight,” stated Bayern protector Jerome Boateng.
“We don’t have to always shine and not everything has been perfect in the last few weeks.”
As heavy snow fell in Munich, Lewandowski required simply 7 minutes to offer Bayern the lead when he fired house Mueller’s pass after a Serge Gnabry run.
Leroy Sane changed Gnabry around the half-hour mark after the Germany winger hopped off with a thigh stress.
Lewandowski struck the post early in the very first half and Freiburg goalkeeper Florian Mueller responded rapidly with a low conserve to reject Leon Goretzka.
Petersen got Freiburg’s equaliser a minute after beginning as his low diving header struck the web from his very first touch of the video game on 62 minutes.
It was the 28th time in his profession that Petersen, 32, has actually scored as a replacement.
Mueller restored their lead when he side-footed Sane’s tried volley into the web for the winning objective 16 minutes from the whistle.
Nevertheless, the visitors laid seige to Bayern’s objective and almost equalised when Petersen clattered the Bayern crossbar prior to the last whistle.
– ‘Like a Hollywood script’ –
Later On, Genuine Madrid loanee Luka Jovic came off the bench to score two times in his very first video game back at Eintracht Frankfurt to seal their 3-1 win over bottom side Schalke.
The 23-year-old Serbia striker, who signed up with Genuine in June 2019 in a transfer worth around 60 million euros ($72 million), has actually been lent back to Frankfurt for the remainder of the season.
In spite of netting simply two times in 32 looks genuine, Jovic revealed exceptional completing for his very first objective on Sunday simply 10 minutes after beginning.
“It was like a script from a Hollywood film,” stated Frankfurt director Fredi Bobic.
It was his very first video game for 2 months after contracting Covid-19 in November, followed by injury, however Jovic then struck once again prior to the last whistle in Frankfurt with another medical strike.
Portugal striker Andre Silva put Frankfurt ahead prior to United States teenager Matthew Hoppe, who last weekend ended up being the very first American to score a Bundesliga hat-trick, equalised for Schalke.
Nevertheless, the Royal Blues are once again last in the table due to the fact that of Mainz’s 1-1 draw at Dortmund on Saturday.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.