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Runs come to an end

Facts and stats from the Kaiserslautern clash

These days, the statisticians don’t just count the goals and cards in a Bundesliga fixture. Passing, possession and touches of the ball are just a few of the myriad figures on offer. Friday’s clash with last term’s second division champions threw up the usual fascinating haul, with FCB’s defeat putting an end to a number of positive streaks and series. fcbayern.de has pored over the match stats and picked out the highlights.

Facts and stats from the Kaiserslautern clash:

3 - FCB previously won three Friday games on the bounce, but that run came to an end in Kaiserslautern.

7 - Bayern went into Friday’s match undefeated in seven Bundesliga fixtures (5 wins, 2 draws). That run also ended at the Betzenberg.

14 - FCB had not lost any of their last 14 league meetings with Kaiserslautern. That 11-year series is now at an end.

18 - The Munich giants have now lost a total of 18 Bundesliga matches at the notorious Betzenberg stadium, making Kaiserslautern one of the few places on the German footballing map where the country’s most successful club have a negative record (12 wins, 11 draws).

24 - Bayern had scored at least once in their last 24 league fixtures, yet another run which came to an end on Friday. The last time the men in red failed to find the target was fully ten months ago, back in October 2009.

64 - The champions controlled 64 percent of the possession and won 61 percent of their challenges, with the shot count ending 23-12 in their favour. But Munich’s dominance of the play was not reflected in the scoreline.

120 - Bastian Schweinsteiger played the ball an astonishing 120 times at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion, far more often than any other player. By contrast, the combined totals of Lautern’s best performers - Christian Tiffert and Florian Dick, both on 51 – failed to match Schweinsteiger. And the third busiest Red Devils’ player was keeper Tobias Sippel (47 touches of the ball).

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