FC Bayern München finished 2021 at the top of the Bundesliga table, strengthening their position with a comprehensive victory over VfL Wolfsburg on Friday night. Alongside Bayern’s title success and Borussia Dortmund’s Pokal win over RB Leipzig, 2021 has brought a number of standout moments. From goal-scoring records and final-day drama to a raft of young players making their mark on the Bundesliga, this final newsletter of the year looks back at the best of 2021.
Robert Lewandowski created more history on the final matchday of 2021, scoring his 43rd goal of the calendar year to eclipse the great Gerd Müller’s record. In Leverkusen, Florian Wirtz continues to shine and, so far this season is the most productive teenager across Europe’s top leagues. Meanwhile, Erling Haaland scored 50 Bundesliga goals in his first 50 appearances, becoming the youngest player in league history to achieve the feat.