Bayern closed the Bundesliga this Saturday (of which it was proclaimed champion for the ninth time) with a 5-2 win against Augsburg on the afternoon that David Alaba, Jérôme Boateng and Javi said goodbye as players of the Munich team Martínez, and in which Hansi Flick also said goodbye, who will forever be the coach of the ‘sextete’ and now the future coach of Germany. And the afternoon in which, with suspense, Robert Lewandowski broke the mythical record that he shared with the legendary Gerd Müller, of 40 goals in a single edition of the German championship. Lewandowski reached, with the ‘target’ in this final match of the tournament, at 89 ‘, the 41.
It was an afternoon with many emotions in front of 250 fans at the Allianz Arena, in a symbolic return of the public. The champion received the Bundesliga trophy, the traditional ‘salad bowl’. Bayern put up a band on a rostrum with the faces of everyone leaving: Flick, future Germany coach, and his assistants Hermann Gerland and Miroslav Klose. And the players David Alaba, Javi Martínez, Jérôme Boateng, Douglas Costa and Tiago Dantas. There were tears from Javi Martínez, from Jérôme Boateng.
Bayern, winner of the Bundesliga for the 31st time in its history, decided already in the first half. By all means his teammates tried to get Lewandowski to score, but Jeffrey Gouweleeuw did it in his own goal (at 9 ‘), Serge Gnabry (23’), Joshua Kimmich (33 ‘, assisted by Kingsley Coman) and Coman himself (43 , to pass from Alaba).
Lewandowski was looking for the goal in every way possible, but he ran into an inspired Augsburg goalkeeper, his compatriot Rafal Gikiewicz. It was Augsburg that had the first chance, through Marco Richter. And in the 26 ‘Daniel Caligiuri missed a penalty. Augsburg’s goals came in the second half, when Andre Hahn (67 ‘, assisted by Laszlo Benes) and Florian Niederlechner (72, after receiving a ball sent by Hahn) scored.
Alaba and Boateng were headlines. Javi Martínez entered the 61 ‘for Boateng. The record resisted Lewandowski. Until in 89 ‘he hit a shot from outside the area and scored. 41 goals in a Bundesliga. Definitely for history.