Bayern Munich: Three takeaways from 2-2 draw against Freiburg

Bayern Munich players celebrating against Freiburg. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich players celebrating against Freiburg. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich earned a point against Freiburg in their final away fixture of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season. The hosts did well to compete against the German champions and came back from two one-goal deficits to hold Die Roten to a point.

Although the recently crowned Bundesliga Champions did not get all three points, it was still a day of celebration as Robert Lewandowski equaled Gerd Muller’s single-season goal record in the Bundesliga. Here are three takeaways from the 2-2 draw.

Lewandowski makes history

The biggest storyline entering this match was the possibility of Lewandowski breaking Gerd Muller’s 40 goal single-season record in the German top flight. After a fantastic hat-trick performance against Borussia Mönchengladbach the week prior, the Bayern striker entered this fixture against Freiburg with 39 goals in 27 appearances.

Lewandowski would equal Muller’s record just 26 minutes into the match as he dispatched his eighth penalty kick of the season. There would be more opportunities that came his way but the 41st goal remained elusive as the match went on. As a result, he will now have the opportunity to set a new record at the Allianz Arena on the final matchday when Rekordmeister hosts Augsburg.

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Leroy Sane finishing the season strong

Sane scored for the second consecutive match as he increased his season goal total in the Bundesliga to six. Just a week ago he ended a long goal drought in the German top-flight that lasted four months. His recent display of good form against Mönchengladbach and Freiburg are encouraging signs as he looks to finish the 2020/21 campaign strong. After difficult two years due to injury, Sane should be able to kick on next season. He has shown glimpses of his best in the last few games. Hopefully, these types of performances carry over into the 2021/22 season for Sane.

Alexander Nubel’s first Bundesliga start for Bayern

Saturday was Nubel’s first start in net for Bayern in the Bundesliga this season. The 24-year-old goalkeeper was called into action on a few occasions. Arguably his best save came in the 73rd minute when he stopped an attempt from Janik Haberer. The Freiburg player had a terrific first touch that allowed him to get past Jerome Boateng. However, it was not meant to be a goal as Nubel stopped his shot from close range.

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Overall, it was a fairly strong outing from the man who may one day be the main goalkeeper for Die Roten. Nubel did concede two goals but to be fair they were well-placed goals from Freiburg and Nubel couldn’t have done much else to stop them. He was rarely wasteful with the ball as he completed 94% of his passes which was the highest completion percentage out of all of Bayern’s starting 11 players.