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Facts and stats

Rapid Robben and deadly Daniel

Bayern visited champions Wolfsburg on Matchday 21 and won 3-1, at least partially avenging last term’s 5-1 defeat in the corresponding fixture. No-one would deny that Louis van Gaal’s men thoroughly deserved the three points, but according to the shot count, the capacity crowd at the VW Arena saw an evenly-matched contest. has pored over the match stats and picked out the highlights.

The official report showed a 17-17 draw in terms of shots at goal - and the Wolves even won the corner count 6-2, and delivered 32 crosses to Bayern’s 22. Proof, if it were needed, that the stats alone don’t tell the whole story…

In terms of possession, Bayern were their usual dominant selves with 58 percent to their opponents’ 42. Van Gaal’s men were also far more aggressive, winning 61 percent of the challenges to the Wolves’ 39 percent.

As so often in recent weeks, Bastian Schweinsteiger played the ball more often than any other man on either side, recording 113 touches in the course of the game. Arjen Robben was Bayern’s most dangerous player with four shots at goal.

Robben’s opening goal in the second minute was Bayern’s fastest goal of the season.