Created on 14-03-2010 at 00:00 AM
As ever, the numbers which really count were the ones next to the team names on the video screens at the end of the match, confirming Bayern’s dramatic late comeback to beat struggling Freiburg 2-1. But aside from the final score, Saturday’s game threw up the usual potpourri of fascinating facts and interesting events. fcbayern.de has pored over the match stats and picked out the highlights.
5 - Arjen Robben’s equaliser was Bayern’s fifth goal direct from a free-kick this term, better than all the other teams in the Bundesliga.
9 / 22 / 64 - Bayern’s dominance was accurately reflected in the tallies for corners, shots and possession, won by FCB 9-1, 22-7, and 64 percent to 36 percent respectively.
10 - That’s Arjen Robben’s shirt number – and also the number of goals the Dutch ace has scored since arriving in Munich last summer. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid superstar has only once previously cracked the ten-goal barrier: in 2002-3 he struck 12 goals for PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch Eredivisie.
11 - On Saturday, Freiburg visited Bayern for the 11th time – and left without a win for the 11th time. The 2-1 victory at the weekend was Bayern’s ninth win against the men from the Breisgau, with two draws between the teams in Munich.
16 - This weekend is Bundesliga Matchday 26, and Bayern have won 16 of their games so far, a total matched only by second-placed Schalke.
17 - Bayern last came off the Allianz Arena pitch as losers on Matchday 29 last term after a 1-0 defeat to Schalke. FCB have since gone 17 home games without losing, longer than any other Bundesliga club. Saturday’s victory was Bayern’s tenth home win on the spin.
19 - Bayern’s undefeated run in the Bundesliga now stretches to 19 games. Munich were last beaten in late September, a 1-0 defeat away to Hamburg, but have since won 13 and drawn six. There have only been five better unbeaten streaks in club history.
23 - Whatever happens in the Sunday matches, Bayern are definitely the best team in the league since Christmas. Louis van Gaal’s men have amassed 23 points since the mid-season break, followed by Schalke on 20.
34 - Bayern have earned 34 points at the Allianz Arena, making them the best home team in the league, again followed by Schalke (32 points).
205 - FCB missed their last three penalties before Saturday, but Arjen Robben put an end to that miserable streak against Freiburg. It was successful spot-kick number 205 in Munich’s Bundesliga history.