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Facts and stats from the Bremen 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. Saturday’s goalless draw with long-time rivals Werder Bremen threw up the usual fascinating haul, with a number of runs coming to an end for the second match in a row. has pored over the match stats and picked out the highlights.

Facts and stats from the Bremen clash:

4 - After three games, both teams are in mid-table on four points.

5 - Bayern failed to beat Werder in Munich for the fifth game in a row.

6 - Franck Ribéry was the most attacking player on the park with six shots at goal. The Frenchman tied with Bremen pair Marko Marin and Marko Arnautovic on three lay-ups.

7 - Bayern had always previously won when they played on Franz Beckenbauer’s birthday, but it was not to be on the seventh such occasion. It was also the first time the Bavarians have failed to win in a competitive fixture on 11 September.

14 - Bayern had scored at least once at home in their 14 previous matches.

21 - The last goalless draw between Bayern and Bremen in Munich dates back 21 years.

56 - FCB controlled 56 percent of the possession, but won only 46 percent of their challenges.

68 - Bastian Schweinsteiger was the home team’s best tackler, winning 68 percent of his challenges. The best man on the park was Bremen’s Austrian defender Sebastian Prödl with an outstanding 93 percent.

75 - The number of times Franck Ribéry has now appeared for Bayern in the Bundesliga.

96 - Philipp Lahm played the ball 96 times on the day, more than any other player.

99 - Saturday’s clash was the 99th competitive meeting between FCB and Werder. Munich have won 38, with 26 wins to Werder and 25 draws. The 100th clash will be the DFB Cup second round tie in six weeks.