Harry Kane breaks 60-year Bundesliga record in latest Bayern Munich goal blitz

  • Kane on target against SV Darmstadt as Bayern look to close gap to Bayer Leverkusen
  • England captain scored 31st goal of Bundesliga season
  • Jamal Musiala bags brace as Bayern ascert authority in big away win
There is no stopping Harry Kane in the Bundesliga
There is no stopping Harry Kane in the Bundesliga / Alex Grimm/GettyImages

Harry Kane has broken another longstanding Bundesliga record after netting his 31st goal of the season for Bayern Munich.

England's captain recently became the first player to ever score four hat-tricks in their debut Bundesliga season after helping Bayern blitz Mainz 8-1 at the Allianz Arena.

And he was at it again for title-chasing Bayern against SV Darmstadt on Saturday, netting their second goal of the afternoon to break Uwe Seeler's 60-year record for the most goals scored in a debut Bundesliga campaign.

Kane will have an eye on Robert Lewandowski's record for most goals scored in a Bundesliga season - that figure stands at 41 - but his primary focus remains getting Bayern back into the title mix amid the very real possibility of a first trophyless season in 12 years.

Leaders Bayer Leverkusen are yet to lose a game in any competition this season and top the Bundesliga table with a record of 21 wins and four draws from 25 games played - the gap to Bayern standing at seven points after Jamal Musiala (2), Serge Gnabry, and Mathys Tel added to Kane's strike to wrap up a convincing 5-2 win over Darmstadt.

Harry Kane points to his Bayern teammates during the 8-1 destruction of Mainz
Harry Kane is pointing the way for Bayern / Stefan Matzke - sampics/GettyImages

Bayern could yet taste success in the Champions League - domestic cup glory is off the table after a shock DFB Pokal exit to third tier FC Saarbrucken in November - but they will need to overcome Arsenal in a two legged quarter-final before bettering the winner of Manchester City versus Real Madrid in the semis.

Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund or Atletico Madrid would then await in the final at Wembley Stadium on June 1 - the stadium Bayern won their last Champions League crown in thanks to Arjen Robben's last-gasp winner against Dortmund in 2012.

Should Bayern fall short this season, little to no blame will be attributed to Kane after a superb maiden year in Germany. The 30-year-old has seamlessly filled the boots of Lewandowski, who left to join Barcelona in the summer of 2022, and, barring a dramatic late surge, will finish the season as top scorer ahead of Serhou Guirassy and Lois Openda - the fourth Golden Boot of his career after three successes with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.