Robert Lewandowski did what Robert Lewandowski likes to do on Tuesday: scoring. In Bayern Munich’s Champions League group stage match against Red Bull Salzburg, the Polish striker scored a penalty to pull his team up, and hit the net with Javi Martinez at the end of the second half to secure victory .
Not only did Lewy win the game, he also captured a lot of hearts, this time with an emotional gesture on Instagram. He pays homage to former Bayern striker and legend Gerd Müller, whose 75th birthday happened only on the day his former team won Austria.
“The scale of what you achieve motivates me to work every day to at least come a little closer to your greatness,” writes Lewandowski. “Be strong, King Gerd.”;
Müller is saddened by Alzheimer’s disease, and according to his wife Uschi, he is “sleeping for the rest of his life” in a nursing home, where she visits him every day.
However, his record as a Bayern legend will never be forgotten. He has scored 565 goals for Bayern, including 365 in the Bundesliga, a league record that has yet to be broken. He also holds the record for most goals scored in a Bundesliga season (40), and sets the world record for most goals scored in a season with 66 goals in 1972-73, this record. not broken until 2011-12 when Lionel Messi scored 73 goals. .
Müller was also the four-time European Cup top scorer, and played a huge role in Bayern’s European trio from 1974 to 1976. His scoring form is not limited to the club level. , as he scored 13 goals in the World Cup, including the winner in the 1974 final against the Netherlands.
Müller now has a proud successor, Lewandowski, who is also writing his own record pages and pages. It’s heartwarming to see talent recognize talent, with the current best striker in the world paying homage to the former world’s greatest striker.
It will be a tragic day when King Gerd finally dies, but his spirit will forever endure within the club, as Lewandowski showed in his post. First, I believe that Gerd was with us as we beat Salzburg tonight, and that’s why we suddenly scored four times in the last ten minutes.