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Facts and stats from the Köln clash

Saturday’s goalless draw with Köln came with more than a hint of déjà-vu, as an equally defensive Rhineland side also made off with a point during the Oktoberfest last year - not the first time the men from Cologne have frustrated the Bavarians of late. However, the game still threw up the usual plethora of fascinating facts and curious figures. has pored over the match stats and picked out the highlights.

Facts and stats from the Köln clash:

5- Bayern have now failed to beat FC Köln at home in their last five attempts. The most recent win on home soil came in March 2002, a 3-0 success. Since then, Köln have won once and four games have ended in draws. The Cologne outfit are the only current Bundesliga club yet to lose at the Allianz Arena in the league.

21 - In terms of shots at goal, Franck Ribéry is currently top of the league. The Frenchman has fired at the target 21 times so far this season, with four efforts against Köln. He has also set up 21 chances for team-mates, also the best score in the Bundesliga. He provided no fewer than six lay-offs for team-mates to shoot at goal against the men from Cologne.

33 - He wears the shirt number 33, and against Köln, Mario Gomez made his 33rd Bundesliga appearance for FCB. However, the striker fell short of taking the number of assists to his name up to 33.

76 - The meeting with FC Köln was Bayern’s 76th home fixture during the Oktoberfest since the club joined the Bundesliga in 1965. The record now reads 48 wins, 21 draws and just seven defeats.

124 - Yet again, Bastian Schweinsteiger played the ball more often than any other man on the field. The midfielder clocked up an impressive 134 touches against Köln. By comparison, the visitors’ ‘busiest’ player was goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon with 45 touches of the ball.