Created on 21-09-2010 at 00:00 AM
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. The 2-1 win away to Hoffenheim threw up the usual fascinating haul, including a milestone or two, and an unlikely winner in the ‘busiest player’ category. fcbayern.de has pored over the match stats and picked out the highlights.
Facts and stats from the Hoffenheim clash:
0 - Bayern are undefeated in their five meetings with Hoffenheim to date. Tuesday’s win was Munich’s third against TSG, with two draws in the other games.
1 - Bayern took all three points in Sinsheim for the first time following their maiden win away to Hoffenheim. The two previous fixtures in the Kraichgau region ended in draws. The result means every current Bundesliga club has lost at home to Bayern at least once.
1 - Daniel van Buyten’s stoppage-time winner was his first goal of the season. The centre-back now has an impressive 21 goals in 165 Bundesliga appearances. The Belgian set a new personal best last season with six goals.
50 - Second-half sub Hamit Altintop not only initiated the move which led to FCB’s winning goal, he also made his 50th Bundesliga appearance for Bayern. Overall, Altintop has now scored 13 goals in 163 top flight games.
67 - Bayern once again dominated the ball on Tuesday night. Munich ended up with 67 percent of the possession, a remarkable score for an away team.
120 - Holger Badstuber was the busiest player on the night. The central defender played the ball 120 times against Hoffenheim, exactly twice as many touches as the home side’s best performer, Andreas Beck.
333 - Thomas Müller’s equaliser on 63 minutes ended a 333-minute barren run for Munich in front of their opponents’ goal. That is ten minutes short of the club’s worst-ever goal drought (343 minutes).