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Bundesliga finale: Lewandowski poised to make Bundesliga historical past as Bayern welcome again followers

Robert Lewandowski has hit 40 goals for Bayern this season
Robert Lewandowski has hit 40 objectives for Bayern this season
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Robert Lewandowski can break Gerd Mueller’s 49-year-old Bundesliga single-season purpose document this weekend when champions Bayern Munich play in entrance of their house followers for the primary time since March 2020.

The Poland striker’s penalty in Bayern’s 2-2 draw at Freiburg final outing noticed him equal Mueller’s document of 40 objectives in a single Bundesliga marketing campaign, set in 1971/72.

With one recreation left Lewandowski, the Bundesliga’s high scorer in six of the final eight years, can set a brand new document towards Augsburg on Saturday.

“I suppose he’ll rating two objectives on the weekend and break the document,” predicts former Bayer Leverkusen striker Ulf Kirsten, 55, a three-time Bundesliga high scorer within the Nineteen Nineties.

“However, I hope issues keep as they’re, as a result of Gerd Mueller was my idol.”

With a ninth straight league title already confirmed, Bayern will carry the Bundesliga trophy after the ultimate whistle.

There will even be a farewell for final season’s treble-winning coach Hansi Flick, hotly tipped to take cost of Germany after Euro 2020.

Likewise, defenders Jerome Boateng and David Alaba, whose contracts haven’t been renewed, will play their final recreation after greater than a decade with Bayern.

Alaba is anticipated to hitch Actual Madrid and leaves with a joint-record of 10 Bundesliga titles below his belt, whereas Boateng, 32, wants a brand new membership.

For the primary time because the Covid-19 pandemic hit Germany 14 months in the past, followers will return to the Allianz Area with simply 250 allowed into the 75,000-capacity stadium.

Well being staff will get 100 tickets with the remaining shared between supporters and workers.

With an infection charges dropping throughout Germany, different Bundesliga golf equipment may also welcome again small numbers of followers.

Union Berlin, on the verge of qualifying for the brand new Europa Convention League, will enable 2,000 spectators for Saturday’s house recreation towards RB Leipzig, who’re already confirmed as runners-up.

The highest 4 locations are determined with Bayern, Leipzig, Dortmund and Wolfsburg assured of Champions League soccer subsequent season.

Nevertheless, issues are tight on the different finish of the desk with two factors separating Cologne, Werder Bremen and Arminia Bielefeld, the three golf equipment combating to remain up above Schalke, who’re backside of the league and already relegated.

To face an opportunity of avoiding computerized relegation, second-from-bottom Cologne should beat Schalke.

Bremen, who sacked head coach Florian Kohfeldt final Sunday, are sixteenth, which carries a relegation play-off subsequent week towards the membership who end third within the second division.

Bremen performed the two-legged play-off for final yr, squeezing previous second-tier aspect Heidenheim on away objectives.

Bielefeld are fifteenth, however they have to win at Stuttgart to make sure of not getting dragged into the underside three.

All matches at 5.30pm UAE time

Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen

Hoffenheim v Hertha Berlin

Eintracht Frankfurt v Freiburg

Union Berlin v RB Leipzig

Werder Bremen v Borussia Moenchengladbach

Stuttgart v Arminia Bielefeld

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