Bayern Munich: Three things to watch against Augsburg at Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski could make history against Augsburg. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski could make history against Augsburg. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Just one match remains on the 2020/21 season schedule for Bayern Munich. The Bundesliga champions will host Augsburg on Matchday 34 to conclude another successful campaign in the German top flight.

Whether the match ends in a win, draw, or loss, Die Roten will lift The Meisterschale following the final whistle as they have had the title secured since Matchday 32. Although the title race is over, this fixture still offers intriguing storylines. Here are three things to watch for ahead of Saturday’s match.

Robert Lewandowski on the brink of history

A successful penalty conversion against Freiburg saw Lewandowski equal Gerd Muller’s 40 goal single-season scoring record in the Bundesliga. As a result, the Bayern striker has one more opportunity to set a new all-time record by recording his 41st goal of the season.

All Lewandowski has to do against Augsburg is score one goal and he will stand alone at the top of this all-time record. He did score when the clubs first met this season and has scored in his last two appearances against Augsburg.

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In addition to the single-season goal-scoring record, Lewandowski will join Muller as the only other Bundesliga player to win the Torjägerkanone seven times. The Polish striker will lift this award for the fifth consecutive season as he holds a 13 goal advantage over Andre Silva in the race for the 2020/21 Torjägerkanone. It could be a very historic day for Lewandowski, and for this reason, it’s going to be a must-watch match.

Farewell to club legends

This will be the final match at the Allianz Arena for Hansi Flick, Jerome Boateng, Javi Martinez, and David Alaba. These club legends have been involved in many successes during their time in Munich and will leave the club having won yet another Bundesliga title. It will certainly be a bittersweet moment when they exit the pitch for the final time as members of the club.

Can Bayern reach 100 goals scored in the Bundesliga?

Bayern is close to recording another 100 goal campaign in the Bundesliga but they will need to find the back of the net against Augsburg multiple times. They have 94 goals scored in 33 matches and need to record six goals on Saturday to reach 100.

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Even if they do not reach 100 goals, they still can finish as the top-scoring club in Europe’s top five leagues. Rekordmeister currently has a four-goal advantage over Atalanta who has scored 90 goals in Serie A this season. Die Roten just missed finishing as the top-scoring club last season when Manchester City recorded 102 goals to Bayern’s 100 goals.